By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information & Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 265 calls from January 31 to February 7, 2017, with 44 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 2
- Medical Aid: 157
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 16
- Service Calls: 90
- Total = 265
At 5:17 p.m. crews were dispatched to a two car motor vehicle collision at the intersection of 180th Street SE and 51st Ave SE. When crews arrived they found one vehicle blocking 51st Ave SE and one car in the ditch. Ladder 72 secured the vehicles and controlled the leaking fluid. Crews treated and transported two patients to Evergreen – Kirkland.
At 9:25 a.m. crews were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle collision at the 23000 block of Florence Acres Road. When crews arrived Medic 31 quickly triaged the patient while Engine 31 secured the vehicle. The patient was transported to Evergreen – Monroe by aid unit.
With the winter months still upon us carbon monoxide (CO) is always a concern. The odorless and poisonous gas can make a person feel sick and can be deadly.
CO alarms should be installed outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home.
Remember to test your CO alarms at least once a month along with your smoke detectors and if the alarm sounds, get out of the house and into fresh air.
For more information on preventing CO poisoning visit http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/safety-tip-sheets.