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Posted: Jan 19, 2020

Spokane Valley Fire Departments launch pilot program aiming to reduce falls

Spokane County has double the rate of fatal falls compared to the entire state, according to the Spokane Regional Health District. This is one reason why both Spokane and Spokane Valley Fire hope to reduce that number through a new pilot program. For both the departments, falls are their top medical calls.
- PUB DATE: 1/19/2020 6:35:41 PM - SOURCE: KXLY-TV ABC 4
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Posted: Jan 19, 2020

Grant County firefighters rescue woman who got stuck looking for cat, then they shoveled her sidewalk

An elderly woman in Grant County was in an unusual situation on Saturday afternoon. The woman was looking for her cat and got stuck in a crawl space. Luckily, the woman’s husband found her and called 911. Grant County Fire District #13 showed up and freed the uninjured woman. The helping didn’t stop there.
- PUB DATE: 1/19/2020 11:48:39 AM - SOURCE: YakTriNews
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Posted: Jan 19, 2020

Ceremony honors new Skagit County volunteer firefighters

New volunteer firefighters for Skagit County Fire District 4 were recognized in a badge pinning ceremony Saturday morning in Clear Lake. “It’s important for them to remember when and why they joined,” said Fire District 4 Chief Ryan McDonald. “I don’t think a lot of volunteer fire departments do (pinning ceremonies).
- PUB DATE: 1/19/2020 10:41:43 AM - SOURCE: Skagit Valley Herald (GoSkagit.com) - Metered Site
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Posted: Jan 17, 2020

Whatcom County’s cold temperatures may be to blame in fatal trailer fire

A 54-year-old Whatcom County woman died when the recreational trailer she was living in was destroyed by fire Wednesday along the Mount Baker Highway near North Fork Brewery. “It’s really unfortunate,” Whatcom County Fire District 14 Chief Jerry Debruin told The Bellingham Herald. “Those things go so fast.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2020 9:17:15 AM - SOURCE: Bellingham Herald
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Posted: Jan 17, 2020

Washingtonians are more likely to die on smoky days, new UW research shows

With Seattle’s first snow of the year just melting, preparing for wildfire season might not be top of mind. But Australia’s catastrophic wildfires underline how Washington’s wildfire and smoke season will get longer and burn more intensely with climate change — last year, fires started in March. Local scientists are just discovering the deadly implications of immediate exposure to smoke across the state.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2020 5:55:21 AM - SOURCE: Crosscut
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