By Autumn Waite, Snohomish County Public Information Officer.
From November 1–15, Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 225 calls, 58 of which were in Mill Creek.
- Fires: 24
- Medical Aid: 163
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 19
- Service Calls: 19
- Total = 225
Did you know?
Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment.
Fire District 7 offers the following safety tips for your Thanksgiving holiday:
- Start your holiday cooking with a clean stove and oven, removing grease buildup and food spills to lessen the chance of a flare-up.
- Use the back burners whenever possible and keep the pot handles turned in so they can’t be easily bumped into or grabbed by a child.
- Never leave cooking food unattended.
- If there is a power outage while you are cooking, be sure to turn off all of your cooking appliances until the power is restored.
- Keep your family and overnight guests safe with plenty of working smoke alarms. Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home
- Keep holiday decorations away from heat sources such as stoves, candles and heaters.