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Snohomish County Fire District 7 Sirens: January 16th to 31st, 2014

From January 16th – 31st, 2014, Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 238 calls, 88 of which were in Mill Creek.

By Autumn Waite, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information Officer.

From January 16th – 31st, 2014, Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 238 calls, 88 of which were in Mill Creek.

  • Fire related: 22
  • Medical Aid: 169
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions: 17
  • Service Calls: 30
  • Total = 238

Did you know?

Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Almost half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. Some simple steps can prevent most heating-related fires from happening.

  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater.
  • Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
  • Never use your oven to heat your home.
  • Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional.
  • Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
  • Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters.
  • Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container a safe distance away from your home.
  • Test smoke alarms monthly.

For more information on Fire District 7, visit www.firedistrict7.com, or contact Public Educator Autumn Waite at awaite@snofire7.org or 360-282-3956.

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