Fire District 7 Sirens: March 16th to 31st

Mill Creek Station 76 Fire Engine. Photo credit: Lesley Van Winkle.
Mill Creek Station 76 Fire Engine. Photo credit: Lesley Van Winkle.

By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.

Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 310 calls from March 16th to 31st, 2016, of which 82 were in the City of Mill Creek as follows:

  • Fire Related: 6
  • Medical Aid: 200
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions: 16
  • Service Calls: 88
  • Total = 310

March 17

At 2:48 p.m. crews responded to a report of a multiple vehicle collision at the intersection of 176th Street SE and SR 9 SE. Crews arrived to find a three-car rear end collision. Crews quickly started patient care. One patient was transported to Providence Hospital by aid unit.

March 21

At 3:18 p.m. crews responded to a report of a three car motor vehicle collision at the 17000 block of SR 9 SE. When crews arrived there were three vehicles in a rear-end collision. Crews started patient care on one of the drivers. The patient was taken out of the car on a backboard and was transported to Swedish-Mill Creek by aid unit. The other two drivers were uninjured.  

March 30

At 1:46 a.m. crews responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision into a pole at the 5400 block of 180th Street SE. Upon arrival, crews found the car off the road and a sheared pole. Crews started patient assessment and then transported patient to Evergreen-Kirkland by aid unit. 

Safety Reminder:

As the weather becomes nicer we tend to start opening our windows at home. This increases the risk of children falling out of windows.

Falls are the #1 cause of injury hospitalization for children in the US.

Children are curious by nature, top heavy by design, and can fall through a window opened more than 4 inches.

Any fall through a window is dangerous, even if the child is on the first floor of the home.

Please know that YOU can prevent window falls!

Follow these tips for safety:

  • Limit openings to four inches or less by using a window stop device.
  • Keep furniture away from windows to discourage little climbers.
  • Teach children not to play near windows.
  • And always remember that screens keep bugs out, not kids in!

For more prevention tips visit


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