EMS WEEK OPEN HOUSE
&Teddy Bear Clinic
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, May 18
Edmonds Downtown Fire Station 17
275 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds
May is Emergency Medical Services Month and South County Fire will be celebrating with an open house on Saturday, May 18. Activities include:
- Teddy Bear Clinic: Children are invited to bring a favorite stuffed animal to be a “patient” and receive emergency care from firefighters in the medic unit.
- Medic unit and fire engine tours: Learn about the lifesaving equipment on board.
- Safe and Healthy Aging: Learn about steps you can take to maintain your independence as you age. Free blood pressure checks, Files of Life, night lights and locking medication bags will be available while supplies last.
- ACT to Save a Life First Aid: South County Fire’s new first aid program trains people to act in the first five minutes of an emergency by focusing on three lifesaving skills: antidote training for opiate overdoses, CPR and AED for cardiac arrest and tourniquet and bleeding control for scenes of violence.
- Disaster preparedness: Learn how to make a “go bag” and other information to help you prepare for an earthquake or other major disaster.
- SAFEKIDS: Get answers to your questions about the changes in child car seat laws taking effect on Jan. 1, 2020.
Participating partners include Snoqualmie Ice Cream providing free scoops, Alzheimer’s
Dementia Friends, ServPro, Support 7 and Harborview Burn Center.
Did you know?
More than 85% of the 911 calls that South County Fire responds to are medical emergencies. All of the department’s 260 firefighters are certified as either emergency medical technicians or paramedics.