By Autumn Waite, Snohomish County Public Information Officer.
From July 16–31, 2013, Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 219 calls, 81 of which were in Mill Creek.
- Fires: 36
- Medical Aid: 145
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 17
- Service Calls: 21
- Total = 219
Did you know?
On average, every 10 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle (in the United States).
Parents and caregivers can eliminate the number of deaths and near misses by remembering to ACT:
- A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own.
- C: Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine.
- T: Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.