By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 241 calls from March 6th to March 13, 2018, with 48 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 3
- Medical Aid: 162
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 8
- Service Calls: 68
- Total = 241
At 6:47 pm crews were dispatched to a two-car motor vehicle collision at the intersection of 24th Avenue SE and 136th Street SE in Mill Creek. Engine 76 arrived to find the two vehicles blocking the intersection with fluids from one vehicle spilling onto the roadway. As additional crews arrived, engine 76 triaged all patients and started securing the vehicles. One patient was transported to Swedish – Mill Creek with minor injuries and crews cleaned up the fluids.
Fire crews were dispatched to a motor vehicle collision at 11:01 pm at the intersection of Florence Acers Road and Cromwell Road east of Monroe. When crews arrived, they secured the scene by utilizing the engine to block traffic. As the aid crew was attending to the patient, engine 31’s crew used a chain saw to limb a fallen tree blocking the roadway. The patient was transported to Evergreen – Monroe by aid unit with minor injuries.
Fire District 7 responded to a motor vehicle collision at 3:12 pm at the 4800 block of Maltby Road in the North Creek area. Crews arrived to find one vehicle that hit a telephone pole with all of the occupants outside of the vehicle. The road was closed for a time period until PUD could arrive and handle the down pole. Crews started patient assessment and ended up transporting one patient to Evergreen - Kirkland by aid unit with minor injuries.
As the weather becomes nicer we tend to start opening our windows at home. This increases the risk of children falling out of windows.
Falls are the #1 cause of injury hospitalization for children in the US.
Children are curious by nature, top heavy by design, and can fall through a window opened more than 4 inches. Any fall through a window is dangerous, even if the child is on the first floor of the home.
Know that YOU can prevent window falls! Follow these tips for safety:
- Limit openings to 4 inches or less by using a window stop device,
- Keep furniture away from windows to discourage little climbers,
- Teach children not to play near windows, and
- Always remember that screens keep bugs out, not kids in!
For more prevention tips visit http://www.safekids.org/fall-prevention.