Eighty-four high school students without a legal guardian or a stable place to stay over the winter break received a small dose of holiday cheer this week. Hygiene kits, warm clothing, gift cards and other presents were purchased by employees of Community Transit and the Everett Community Service Office of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) as part of their Giving Tree programs.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding residents that along with the joys of the holiday season comes a greater risk for fire. For your safety and the safety of your family, make sure you have working smoke alarms inside and outside all sleeping areas, and on every level of your home.
The Washington State Patrol is committed to reducing traffic fatalities and serious injury collisions on our state highways. Drowsy driving is a form of impaired driving that negatively affects one’s ability to drive safely and responsibly.
The Mill Creek City Council had a brief discussion at their September 12th meeting regarding the public safety issue with pedestrians crossing 132nd Street SE at locations where there are no crosswalks. A number of serious injuries have resulted from related accidents.
Area schools are now in session and drivers should take extra care when in school zones, nearing crosswalks, and passing school buses.
Mill Creek Police officers and Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies will be out in force, making sure students make it to and from school safely. Traffic infractions are extra costly if tickets are issued.
From Friday, July 28th, to Sunday, July 30th, there will be extra Washington State Patrol Troopers on the roadway, as well as our aviation unit in the sky, looking for unsafe, speeding, aggressive and impaired motorcyclists.
If you are letting off fireworks at home Chuck Duffy, Washington State Fire Marshall, has some advice, “Personal fireworks require personal responsibility. Always remember to use the three B’s of fireworks safety: Be Prepared, Be Safe, Be Responsible.”
First it was Left-Lane Campers and now the Washington State Patrol will focus on speeders to keep everyone safe. Additional Troopers will be on duty to catch speeders from Friday to Sunday, June 23rd to 25th.