By Autumn Waite, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information Officer.
From December 1st – 15th, 2013, Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 238 calls, 66 of which were in Mill Creek.
- Fire related: 34
- Medical Aid: 147
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 12
- Service Calls: 45
- Total = 238
Did you know?
December is the peak month for home candle fires. Follow these safety tips to prevent a tragedy:
- Keep candles at least 12” away from anything that can burn, and remember to blow them out when you leave the room or go to bed.
- Use candle holders that are sturdy, won’t tip over and are placed on uncluttered surfaces. Avoid using candles in the bedroom, where more than one third of home candle fires begin, or other areas where people may fall asleep.
- Never leave a child alone in a room with a burning candle.
- Consider using flameless candles, which look and smell like real candles.
Fire District's Purpose :
The goal, purpose and objective of Snohomish County Fire District No.7 is to provide fire protection and emergency medical services for all its citizens in a cost efficient and effective manner.
We currently support a population of about 70,000 citizens in a sixty square mile area including the city of Mill Creek. All patients who require transport to a hospital or medical facility receive emergency care and transport to their hospital of choice or the hospital that is most appropriate for their condition.
We offer this service from stations located throughout the fire district and the city of Mill Creek.