By Cynthia Germain
Kewaunee Rescue Auxiliary will be hosting a unique outdoor event that will bring their third ambulance up-to-date with life-saving equipment. The Second Annual Pushin’ the Cushion will be held on January 20th at Hanly Park in Kewaunee with fun, food and prizes. Deb Pribek, EMT for the Kewaunee Rescue Squad, is pleased that funds from this event will go towards the purchase of a Zoll Auto-Pulse and Zoll Defibrillator for their third rig, matching the other two ambulances in their system. Pribek says that this current technology makes a difference in how they respond to cardiac emergencies.
The Kewaunee Rescue Squad created this fun contest by placing skis on their old stair chairs that teams of three, one in the chair seat, push to race on the snow. There are prizes for first and second place as well as a prize for best dressed. Pribek says that last year’s costume winners were the “Russian nurses”. Local vendors with food and drink will also be available.