The Freedom Fire Department in Freedom, New Hampshire is raising money to purchase a Snowbulance in the memory of a fellow firefighter's son who died on snowmobile
this last winter, according to the Newbury
Bob Haynes, a longtime firefighter and EMT, lost his son
Chris when he hit an ice shelf and catapulted off his snowmobile.
Chris was rescued from the accident, but it took the fire
department to long to reach him because of the remote area.
"In Chris' case, the fire department had to borrow a piece
of equipment from another town to transport him to an ambulance. With rib, back, and head injuries, a person lying in the cold waiting to be transported is in
real trouble," wrote Arthur Allen in the Newbury Port News.
The fire department and the Haynes' family are working hard
at getting enough donations to pay for a top of the line snow ambulance.
A snow ambulance could be towed on the back of a snowmobile
or ATV, and it is the best way to get an injured person out of a snow-covered
"All he could think of was what he would have wanted for his
beloved son, Chris, when he was in trouble. He wants someone else's loved one
to get the quick and efficient care that this type of equipment can help
provide," wrote Allen.
Donations should be sent to the Freedom Fire Department, In
Memory of Chris Haynes, PO Box
129, Freedom NH 03836.
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