By Autumn Waite, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information Officer.
From July 16th to 31st, 2014, Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 242 calls, 81 of which were in Mill Creek.
- Fire related: 30
- Medical Aid: 171
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 10
- Service Calls: 31
- Total = 242
Did you know?
Drowning is silent! By following proper water safety tips and using a life jacket, unintentional injuries can be avoided and lives can be saved.
- Supervision is Key to Safety - Always designate an adult to supervise your child/teen at all times.
- Know Your Limits - No matter how good a swimmer you are, it is easy to misjudge the water or your skills. If you are tired, rest and stay out of the water. Drowning happens to even the strongest swimmers who become too tired to make it back to shore.
- Beware of Rivers - Many lakes and rivers are cold enough to cause hypothermia, even in the summer. Calm rivers can hide dangerous undercurrents, rocks and tree branches. Rivers are unpredictable and should be avoided.
- Wear a Life Jacket - Even strong swimmers can benefit from a life jacket. Wear a life jacket when swimming, boating, innertubing or rafting. Play toys such as water wings, air mattresses and swim noodles are not safety devices.
- Learn What To Do in an Emergency - Respond quickly when someone appears to be in trouble. Know your location and contact medical personal quickly.
- Learn CPR – Save a life by taking a class in CPR.