Covington woman among Red Cross ‘Everyday Heroes’
Liz Fast, a Covington resident who helped save the life of an apparent heart attack victim, was honored last Thursday by American Red Cross as one of its 2008 Everyday Heroes.
Fast was one of 18 people formally saluted at the 12th annual Heroes Breakfast at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
On Feb. 19, 2007, Fast, a Red Cross-trained Renton Parks Department employee, was at the Renton Community Center when a man ran into the main lobby and said a man had collapsed while playing basketball.
Kim LeMay, a center employee who had completed a course a few days earlier on CPR and automated external defibrillators (AED), called 9-1-1 while Fast went to find an AED, a device that shocks hearts back into rhythm.
LeMay then began CPR on 72-year old Dave Moore, the man who’d collapsed. Fast used an AED. Paramedics arrived on the scene and took Moor to Valley Medical Center, where he was released five days later, according to Red Cross officials.
Fast and LeMay “are my angels,” Moore said.
Maple Valley Planning Commission meets
The next meeting of the Maple Valley Planning Commission is scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. at the Tahoma School District’s administration building.
The commission, which helps shape the city’s land-use policies, meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the school district location (25720 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road SE.
State-mandated boating safety course is offered locally
Beginning this month, a boating safety course will be offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary through the Tahoma Learning Community.
Sessions are scheduled for 7 p.m. April 18 and May 1, May 5 and May 8.
The course satisfies the state’s new boater education requirements. The law requires people piloting a boat that has at least a 15-horsepower motor to complete certified boater-safety education.
Fees for participants are $5, plus $25 for materials and testing. Registration, which is required, details and the course location are available at (425) 413-3405.
The Tahoma Learning Community is a partnership of businesses, Tahoma
School District and the general community for enhancing life-long learning.