The family of a 16-year-old Eagle girl who died after a crash in December asked that donations be given to the Eagle Fire Department. On Monday morning, firefighters demonstrated the value of a new extrication tool they were able to purchase with those donations.
Shauna Hill died about a week after a car crash Dec. 10. on Idaho 16 at Floating Feather. She was on her way home from an orchestra concert; a boy who was with her was also seriously injured in the crash.
“I appreciate all the first responders, the paramedics and police department,” Shauna Hill’s father, Edward told a group of about 40
Edward Hill recently retired after serving 28 years as a Navy pilot. He said as a commander, he understood the importance of having the “right piece of gear to win.”
“There are no re-dos or re-attacks,” he said.
Edward Hill is working to get a light signal at the corner of Idaho 16 and Floating Feather Road. Read more about his efforts in this article on parents who have become traffic safety advocates after losing a child in a crash.
Eagle Fire Chief Mike Winkle said about $4,000 in donations helped the department buy the $5,500 extrication tool. Winkle said the tool is needed at significant crashes about once a month.