For young children, unintentional injury is the leading cause of death. For seniors, tripping and falling is a major health risk.

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

Bike Helmets

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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 & Lifejackets

Kids always need to be watched by an adult when near the water. Seattle Children's Hospital offers tips and resources to keep kids safe around water.

Life jackets are required on all boats, and may also be used while swimming. Loaner lifejackets are available for kids at several Snohomish County lakes:

  • Martha Lake
  • Lake Goodwin
  • Wyatt Park
  • Twin Lakes
  • Silver Lake
  • Lake Stevens Boat Launch

The loaner lifejacket program is supported by Safe Kids Snohomish County.

Poisoning Prevention

Nine out of 10 poisonings happen at home. You can dispose of unused prescription medicine at your local police station or pharmacy drop-off.

The Snohomish Health District is leading local efforts to prevent opioid addiction and overdose deaths.