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PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR WILDFIRE
Residents play a key role in reducing wildfire risks. There are steps that homeowners can take to decrease their potential loss, with the most important efforts occurring on and immediately around the home. EF&R partnered with the City of Issaquah to educate the community on these risks captured in this informational video.
Firewise and Ready, Set, Go! are components of the Fire Adapted Communities strategy. A “Fire Adapted Community” incorporates people, buildings, businesses, infrastructure, cultural resources, and natural areas working together to prepare for the effects of wildfires.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reviews the primary threats to homes during a wildfire and provides homeowners methods to prepare their homes to withstand ember attacks and minimize risks and potential loss.
The Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (WAFAC), funded by the Bureau of Land Management, is a statewide group of organizations supporting communities confronting the threat of wildfire. This provides member communities with resources to engage with other WAFAC participants, to share best practices and ways to manage wildfire threats.
Here are some additional resources:
· Learn more from the Federal Emergency Management Agency
· Defend Your Home from Wildfire: flyer in English & Spanish
· Learn how to prepare for a wildfire: the Ready Campaign
· Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
Classes - Events - Tours
CPR & First Aid Courses (Adult/Child/Infant): EF&R offers classes the second Saturday of each month. Please click here for additional information and to register.
Patient Specific Medication and Treatment Program (Adrenal Insufficiency Program)
The King County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system is designed to deliver positive patient outcomes to the citizens we serve. The system implements regional practices for common emergency conditions. In uncommon conditions, King County EMS has developed a patient-specific protocol that enables directed and specialized care for an individual citizen. This strategy helps focus local EMS personnel to the specific individual and their condition and helps assure the necessary therapy in the uncommon but real possibility that specialized treatment is required. Adrenal insufficiency qualifies as such a condition. EF&R and Paramedic personnel are trained regarding the indications and use of the special therapy. (view training procedures)
To help deliver effective emergency assistance to individuals with adrenal insufficiency, we encourage you to work with EF&R to invoke the ‘Patient Specific Medication and Treatment Policy’. Program information can be found here.
For additional information regarding the program and details relating to Adrenal Insufficiency Disease, please contact Deputy Chief Burke at (425) 313-3204.