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
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.
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.
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.
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 http://www.safekids.org/fall-prevention.