"Enjoy a five star gourmet dinner buffet, bid on our fabulous Silent and Live Auction items and socialize with your friends in an elegant setting. Best of all, celebrate this years’ awardees, meet our Island Heroes and hear their amazing stories. Thanks to generous donations from the Ironman Foundation, The Bank of Hawaii, The PGA Tour, Paradise Helicopters, Bike Works Beach & Sports, The Karakin Foundation, The Kona Mauka Rotary Club, The Hawaii Community Foundation - Steve Marquis Fund, Linda Jane Kelly, AT&T, The Hawaii County Council, Dan & Jan Vuicich, The Subramanian family, the Big Island community and our Live and Silent Auction Donors, the Foundation was able to refurbish the Radon Rescue Boat for Rescue 7, and acquire the following: Waterproof headsets/microphones for the watercraft operators, Rope rescue equipment, SCUBA tanks, Garmin GPS units, swift water vests, and two hands free communication systems for a total ofover $84,000.
The needs for this year are vast, including rope rescue equipment, rescue communication systems, ATV's, rescue boards, automatic defibrillators, advanced technology wetsuits, dive boots, dive lights, UV protection garments, backpacks, gear lockers, Thermal imager, GPS units, Arizona Vortex anchors for rope rescues and jet skis.
Our Fire/Emergency/Rescue personnel need our help even more than ever during this economic downturn.
Please join us for a wonderful evening and show your support for the amazing work and dedicated service of the Hawaii County Fire Department.
We look forward to seeing you at the event.
Dr. Frank Sayre & Laura Mallery-Sayre"