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May 18

EMS Week - How To Respond in an Emergency

Posted to Around Town - A Community Blog by Gail Folkins

Here's how residents can rise to the challenge, before, during, and after an emergency. This is the logo showing the Snoqualmie Fire Department uniform patch.

Before an Emergency


Get educated.

Take a public course to learn how to perform first-aid, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, and how to Stop-the-Bleed!

Have a first aid kit, both in your vehicle and at home.

Providing aid to someone in need prior to our arrival could be the difference between life or death.

Have a plan for large community effecting events.

Large scale events such as earthquakes, flood,s or human made events will spread the local resources thin. Have a plan for you and your family to meet in a central location to better provide care for each other.

During an Emergency


Take a breath before calling 911.

Calling 911 for the first time can be nerve wracking, especially during an emergency. Talking with the 911 dispatcher in a calm manner will allow them to do their job more efficiently and get the right resources to you sooner. Remember, even if the dispatcher is on the phone with you, resources are already on their way.

Know where you are (nearest cross street or significant landmark).

Finding somebody after they call 911 can be time consuming, especially in our area where we have plenty of recreation area to enjoy. While in town, keep track of street signs. When out in the local recreation areas, know what trail you are on and where you started from.

After an Emergency


For both small and large events, check with police or fire department before leaving, especially if you have rendered aid. Ask important questions and know that you did the right thing!

 

May 18

SFD Fire Blotter, Edition 9

Posted to Fire Blotter by Danna McCall

May 9, 2022 - Alcohol Overdose

EMTs responded to a residence for a report of an alcohol overdose. The individual was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

May 10, 2022 - Natural Gas Odor

Firefighters responded to a residence for a report of a natural gas leak. After checking the home, it was determined the minor odor was likely caused by a stove valve that was slightly open. 

May 10, 2022 - Possible Pneumonia

EMTs responded to a residence to assist an individual with possible pneumonia symptoms. The patient was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

May 11, 2022 - Slumped Over in Vehicle

EMTs responded to the report of an individual slumped over in a vehicle in a retail parking lot. The patient was transported to a nearby hospital. 

May 12, 2022 - Jumped from Window

EMTs responded to an apartment complex to treat an individual who suffered leg injuries after jumping from a 3rd story window. The person was taken to the hospital for treatment.

May 15, 2022 - Allergic Reaction

EMTs responded to a residence to assist an individual experiencing an allergic reaction to food. The patient was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

May 16, 2022 - Panic Attack

EMTs responded to a residence to assist an individual experiencing a panic attack after ingesting an edible marijuana product. The patient was transported to a nearby hospital.

May 16, 2022 - Short of Breath

EMTs responded to an individual experiencing shortness of breath. The patient was transported to the hospital for treatment.  

[**These are a selection of calls the Snoqualmie Fire Dept. responded to during the previous week**]