Gift of Life: Sayre Foundation donates equipment to fire department

  • Kahaluu Beach Park Ocean Safety Officer Tony Finley uses the PA system donated through the Daniel R Sayre Memorial Foundation. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Laura Mallery-Sayre and Dr. Frank Sayre talk about the first award recipients at the 2017 Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation Twentieth Annual Awards Ceremony at the Fairmont Orchid. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today File Photo)
  • Hawaii County Lifeguard Ben Fisher patrols Hapuna Beach on an ATV donated by the Daniel R Sayre Memorial Foundation. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today File Photo)
  • The Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation on Friday donated two sets of "Jaws of Life" to the Hawaii Fire Department. (Cameron Miculka/West Hawaii Today)
  • Laura Mallery-Sayre, co-founder of the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation, speaks with Deputy Chief Lance Uchida (center) and Capt. Bill Bergin after the foundation donated two “Jaws of Life” sets to the Hawaii Fire Department on Friday. (Cameron Miculka/West Hawaii Today)

  • Hawaii Fire Department Fire Equipment Operator West Hawthrone checks out a set of "Jaws of Life" donated by the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation on Friday. (Cameron Miculka/West Hawaii Today)
  • Hawaii Fire Department Capt. Bill Bergin (left) and firefighter D. Montgomery check out the two sets of "Jaws of Life" donated by the Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation on Friday. (Cameron Miculka/West Hawaii Today)
  • Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation co-founder Laura Mallery-Sayre stands with Hawaii Fire Department personnel after the nonprofit donated two sets of “Jaws of Life” to the department. (Cameron Miculka/West Hawaii Today)

WAIMEA — In times of crisis, rescue crews with the Hawaii Fire Department step up and give their all to save the lives of visitors and those who call this place home.