The Hotshot Crew Challenge is finally here and more than 40 King County leaders have aligned with local fire departments to compete for the coveted title of “Hotshot Crew 2017” in the Medic One Foundation’s annual challenge. The contest, which runs from October 18th to 27th, will raise funds to support the training and education of 24 new Medic One paramedics in addition to much-needed life-saving equipment. This year, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty (RSIR) is thrilled to share that our Owner and Vice President, Stacy Jones, is a co-chair of the event along with Stacy Lill, Founder and CEO of Cashmere Consulting. The “double Stacy” team is supporting the “Red Hot Redmond Hotshots.”
The Hotshot Crew Challenge is an online voting contest, where the public will cast votes for their favorite teams. Each vote costs $10 and voters are welcome to donate and vote as many times as they like. The team with the most votes will award their fire departments $10,000 to purchase life-saving medical equipment. The remainder of the monies raised will support the privately-funded Medic One Paramedic Training Program.
Above: Stacy Lill (left) & Stacy Jones (right) were all smiles with team mascot Theo as they recently made waves to promote their team, the Red Hot Redmond Hotshots.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Medic One Foundation to raise funds for the world-class training our local first responders receive,” said Jones. “Like their high-tech training, this is a high-tech contest – involving every aspect of social media to see which of our teams can raise the most money in ten days.”
The Red Hot Redmond Hotshots Team hopes to be the winner of this year’s Medic One Hotshot Challenge.
“This is fun with a purpose – and that purpose is saving lives,” said Lill. “I am rooting for the ‘Double Stacy’ team, but no matter who wins, we are all winners and will be in the Medic One Foundation Lifesavers Calendar, with the men and women first responders who do so much to make our community a safer place.”
The Medic One Foundation is a critical part of our region’s Medic One system. Relying solely on charitable contributions, they fund world-class paramedic training and continuing medical education that far exceeds national standards, research and development of tomorrow’s lifesaving ideas to improve patient outcomes, and medical equipment for first responders to improve the quality of care and help save more lives.
Key Facts About our Region’s Medic One Paramedics:
- Charitable contributions to the Medic One Foundation are the sole source of support for our region’s Medic One Paramedic Training Program, ensuring that paramedics receive an exceptional education that far exceeds national standards.
- It costs $25,000 to train each paramedic student.
- Medic One paramedics are among the most highly trained in the world:
- Paramedic students undergo 2,700 hours of instruction from University of Washington physicians, compared to the national average of 1,100 hours.
- Under the direct supervision of experienced medics, students average 700 patient contacts – more than three times the national average.
- Medic One paramedics consistently achieve survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest that are among the highest in the world.
For more information on the Hotshot Crew Challenge, click here.