By Leslie Hynes, South County Fire and Rescue Public Information Officer, May 1, 2020.
South County Fire community outreach programs are going online during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Virtual programs are free and require Internet access via a smart phone, tablet, or computer. Offerings include:
- ACT First Aid: Learn three skills you can use to save a life in the first few minutes of a medical emergency: Antidote for suspected opiate overdose, CPR for cardiac arrest and Tourniquet for severe bleeding control. Video conference classes are offered on the third Thursday of each month, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Space is limited. Register at www.southsnofire.org/ACT.
- Child Car Seat Safety Class: Learn how to properly use a car seat from birth to adult seat belts. Register for this video conference class at www.southsnofire.org/CarSeats.
- Child Car Seat Checks: Offered by appointment, virtual car seat checks are provided by a certified child passenger safety technician via Zoom or Facetime. Schedule an appointment at www.southsnofire.org/CarSeats.
- Preparedness for Families: Learn how to prepare and care for your family in a disaster in this one-hour video conference training. Class dates are May 28, June 11, and June 25, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Space is limited. Register at www.southsnofire.org/FamilyPrep.
- Kids Fire Academy: Complete our six-week Kids Fire Academy featuring videos and activities to download at www.southsnofire.org/KidsAcademy.
- Kids Online Fire Camp: Coming up July 13-17, the Kids Online Fire Camp will feature videos from firefighters and fun hands-on activities you can do at home. Register now at www.southsnofire.org/FireCamp.
South County Fire provides fire and emergency medical services with 14 neighborhood fire stations serving serve more than 250,000 residents of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and unincorporated south Snohomish County.