2024 is starting off warm in the upper Snoqualmie Valley thanks to Snoqualmie firefighters and the support of the Snoqualmie Firefighter Association.
Snoqualmie Firefighter Darby Summers spearheaded the Operation Warm project, which provides coats for children in Snoqualmie schools. The project partnered with the three Snoqualmie elementary schools, working with counselors to identify students who would benefit from a warm coat. On February 1, 2024, Snoqualmie firefighters delivered coats to over 30 children at Cascade View Elementary School.
“It has been an honor to serve the upper valley and partner with Darby and the Snoqualmie Fire Department,” said Redmond Fire Department Medical Services Officer Liz Tusing. “The progressive leadership of Chief Bailey and support from the firefighters has reduced barriers for community members. The genuine care for the community is evident in all members of Snoqualmie Fire.”
The Snoqualmie Fire Department is a partner of Northeast King County’s Mobile Integrated Health Program, which serves community members in Snoqualmie, Fall City, Duvall, Fire District 34 and the City of Redmond. The team is made up of firefighters, paramedics, social workers, and mental health professionals. The Mobile Integrated Health Program’s primary goal is to connect community members with health and social services to maintain stability and reduce the number of 911 calls for non-emergency needs.