May 28, 2024 7:32 am

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Tips on preventing house fires to keeping children safe

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OLYMPIA—In 2022, Washington State had three children under the age of 12 die from house fires. Preventing house fires is the key to keeping children safe. Children are at significant risk in fire situations. Fires and burns are one of the leading causes of death for children under the age of fifteen. Young children may […]

Washingtonians without working smoke alarms double their chances of death

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OLYMPIA—Deputy State Fire Marshal Gregory Baruso encourages Washingtonians to invest in working smoke alarms—it can save a life, possible your own. In a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report on home smoke alarms, the risk of dying in home structure fires with working smoke alarms is reduced by 55 percent. In 2022, the Washington State […]

Letter-to-Editor: IAFF Local 2694 encourages voters to approve levy lid lift

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Dear Editor, Snohomish County Fire District 4 firefighters want to thank the Board of Fire Commissioners for placing a fire levy lid lift on the August Primary Election ballot. The lid lift would fund eight firefighters over six years to provide both a fire engine and medic unit in service at the same time. (Currently, […]

May 1: Wildfire Preparedness Day

May 1 is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. South Snohomish County may not see wildland fires on the same scale as those in rural areas of Eastern Washington, but experts expect the risk of wildfire west of the Cascades to increase with climate change and population growth. Under the right weather conditions, west-side fires can be […]

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