Foundation bestows stethoscopes to paramedics

The Central Kitsap Medic One Foundation’s recent donation to Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue (CKFR) will enable firefighters/paramedics to listen to a beating heart a little more clearly.

Dr. Helen Butler, foundation co-chair, presented CKFR with seven advanced stethoscopes worth a combined total of more than $900. The foundation made a similar donation two years ago, but with changes in staffing, more were needed. Now all 18 firefighters/paramedics in CKFR will be equipped with the advanced stethoscopes.

“They’re a little bit more advanced than standard stethoscopes,” Butler said. “They’re much more acoustically sensitive.”

The money used to buy the stethoscopes came from donations from the community. The stethoscopes are on a “wish list” from

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