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PREVENTING FALLS

PREVENTING FALLS

Falls Prevention Awareness Week, September 21-25 In the United States, 1 in 4 older adults falls every year. That’s a fall every second of every day. And, every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+. Falls can result […]

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CITIZEN THANK YOU LETTER TO SVFD

CITIZEN THANK YOU LETTER TO SVFD

Dear SVFD, I’m not sure if you can help me but I really hope so! On Thursday, September 10th around 9:00 pm, my brother’s apartment complex, the Montgomery Court Apartments, caught fire. The incident number is 2020060717. After receiving a text from my brother about it, my husband and I made our way out to […]

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OUTDOOR SMOKE AND SMOKE ALARMS

OUTDOOR SMOKE AND SMOKE ALARMS

Smoke alarms are an extremely important device to help keep you and your family safe in case of a house fire.  Smoke alarms work by detecting the particulates in the air.  However, with the thick outdoor smoke from wildfires blowing into the Spokane County area, the ambient smoke may build up indoors in homes and […]

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BICYCLIST SAFETY

BICYCLIST SAFETY

Riding bicycles connects people with fun, freedom, exercise, recreation, and transportation. Whether on streets, paved trails, or off-road, there are many different styles of bikes and types of riding to choose from. These nine bicycling safety tips are for general riding on the trail or the streets, whether someone is just out for a spin, […]

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WATER SAFETY MESSAGES FROM YOUR SWIFT WATER RESCUE TEAM

WATER SAFETY MESSAGES FROM YOUR SWIFT WATER RESCUE TEAM

Summer is coming to a close but the weather is remaining warm.  As we spend our last few warm weekends recreating on our rivers and lakes, please continue to practice water safety. Please remember to be safe when enjoying time at the lake, river, or any other body of water.  Wear a personal flotation device […]

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