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Snohomish County

Fire District 7 personnel provided holiday gifts for 14 local families

Snohomish County Fire District 7 staff and firefighters adopted  fourteen local families, including 48 children, for the 2013 holiday season. Each fire station assisted two to three families in need, providing gifts for the children.

Snohomish County Fire District 7 staff and firefighters adopted  fourteen local families, including 48 children, for the 2013 holiday season. Each fire station assisted two to three families in need, providing gifts for the children.

Individuals in photo: Back row (left to right): Mike Crockett, Matt Ball, Jamie Merritt, Tom Henderson, Cory Odgers, Joe Basta, Beau Watson and Ken Lawless.
Front row (left to right): Jeffrey Lawless, Johnny Lawless, Joey Lawless, Lori Wirtz, Erika Clinton and Becca Clinton.

Tips from videos lead Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office to suspect identification and arrests

Detectives in this case are now looking for 26 year-old Melissa Linder who is believed to be the female in the video.  Linder may be living in Lake Stevens and is wanted for identity theft, forgery and possession of stolen property.

Tips came in from the public after three YouTube videos were posted by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and led to the identification of four criminal suspects and two arrests. 

On November 5, 2013, the Sheriff’s Office was looking for help in identifying a man and woman from surveillance footage compiled in a video (“Suspects on a Shopping Spree”).

Snohomish County Fire District 7 wants to keep you safe and warm this winter

As the temperature outside drops, families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires.

As the temperature outside drops, families take to the indoors to keep safe and warm. What they may not realize is that turning up the heat can increase the risk of home heating fires.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), half of all home-heating fires occur during the winter months. On average, NFPA research shows that heating equipment is involved in more than 62,550 reported U.S. home structure fires per year, with associated loss of more than 516 civilian deaths, more than 1,595 civilian injuries and roughly $924 million in direct property damage per year.

Extra holiday DUI patrols on the road in Snohomish County this weekend

The annual emphasis patrol is scheduled for this weekend, December 13 through December 15, 2013, with extra patrols planned through the New Year.

County’s DUI and Target Zero Task Force: ‘drive sober or get pulled over’

An average of 49 people lose their lives in traffic collisions between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day in Washington. For Snohomish County law enforcement agencies, that’s 49 too many, especially during the holidays.

The annual emphasis patrol is scheduled for this weekend, December 13 through December 15, 2013, with extra patrols planned through the New Year.

Fire District 1 offers Christmas tree safety tips

Snohomish County Fire District 1 is reminding residents to keep safety in mind as they trim the tree and deck the halls this holiday season.

Snohomish County Fire District 1 is reminding residents to keep safety in mind as they trim the tree and deck the halls this holiday season.

"We've had three Christmas tree fires in the past two years in our service area. Fortunately, no one was injured, but the damage was significant and forced three families from their homes," said Fire Chief Ed Widdis.

Elle Marie partners with Make a Change to put bikes under Snohomish County Christmas trees

This holiday season, Elle Marie Hair Studio and the MAC Foundation (Make a Change) have joined forces to purchase new bicycles for children in need in Snohomish County. Elle Marie is donating 5% of all retail sales until December 31st to the MAC Foundation.

This holiday season, Elle Marie Hair Studio and the MAC Foundation (Make a Change) have joined forces to purchase new bicycles for children in need in Snohomish County. Elle Marie is donating 5% of all retail sales until December 31st to the MAC Foundation. With the support of their guests, Elle Marie will help deliver a message of hope to children less fortunate this Christmas. The bicycles will be distributed to children throughout Snohomish County through the help of the Toys for Tots program.

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