INJURY PREVENTION

South County Fire has a number of programs to prevent common causes of injury.

For young children, unintentional injury is the leading cause of death.  Each year between 20-25% of all children sustain an injury severe enough to require medical attention, missed school or bed rest.

Schedule an appointment for help with Car Seat installation.

For seniors, tripping and falling is a major health risk. We offer home assessment visits for elders most at risk of injury.

Bike Helmets

girl in bike helmet

Children's bike helmets are available at all of our fire stations for a suggested donation of $7. Firefighters will also help adjust a helmet to fit your child's head.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Visit any time between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Firefighters may be unavailable if they are responding to emergency calls.

A properly fitted bike helmet reduces the risk of serious head injury. See the Safe Kids website for helmet fitting video and other tips.

Drowning Prevention

Every year, South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue water rescue crews are called to help people who have gotten into trouble in pools, lakes and Puget Sound.

Swim lessons for children - and adults - are available at many local pools and through private swim clubs:

https://boat.wa.gov/LifeJackets.asp, and may also be used at beaches. See information about our loaner program on this page.

Poisoning Prevention

Nine out of 10 poisonings happen at home.

Links to other resources: Safe Kids Worldwide www.safekids.org