April 17, 2012
EFR honors firefighter Wayne Parker
Wayne Parker, an Eastside Fire & Rescue firefighter, was recognized by the Lake City Elks Lodge as the 2011 Firefighter of the Year at their annual Firefighter Recognition Banquet and Awards Dinner in February.
The lodge invites fire departments from throughout the region to attend this event in thanks for their service to the public. Parker, who works at Station 72 in Issaquah, was recognized for his efforts with Ryan’s Solution, a program bringing awareness of the prescription medication overdose problem in teens today, and International Medical Response, which helps people during disasters.
Parker was hired by EFR in 2007 and has been a firefighter since 2003.
Issaquah resident helps Kindering Center raise more than $600,000
Dr. Rosita Van Coevorden, Issaquah resident and Kindering Center board trustee, poses with Seattle Sounders FC player Roger Levesque at Kindering’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and Auction held March 3 at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle.
More than 430 guests, with master of ceremonies KING 5 News Anchor Dennis Bounds and former Seattle Mariner John Olerud, helped raised $674,151 for infants and children with special needs in the community.