By Autumn Waite, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information Officer.
From March 16th to April 15th, 2014, Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 381 calls, 137 of which were in Mill Creek.
- Fire related: 36
- Medical Aid: 268
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 26
- Service Calls: 51
- Total = 381
Did you know?
Window screens keep bugs out but won’t keep kids in. Every year children are injured from window falls. With sunny weather upon us and the temperatures rising – remember, the risk open windows pose for young children. Kids are spontaneous and playful, energetic and persistent. Parents are busy. Toddlers are the most common victims.
- Move furniture away from windows and balconies. A bed, couch and other furniture allows a child to get higher and closer to a window.
- Only open windows outside of a child's reach or climbing distance. Open double-hung windows from the top. A child can fall from a window opened as little as five inches.
- Every year, many children fall out of open windows with window screens. Window screens will not keep your child from falling.
- If you must open a window within a child's reach or climbing distance, install an operable window guard. Window guards have horizontal bars no more than four inches apart that screw into the side of a window frame. They are available in different sizes.
- For windows that can't be used for fire escape, install stops that keep a window from opening wider than four inches.
- Monitor window safety at your child care location and anywhere children visit.