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WATER SAFETY MESSAGE FROM SVFD FIRE CHIEF, BRYAN COLLINS
As we head into summer weather and outdoor recreation, Spokane Valley Fire Department Fire Chief, Bryan Collins has some safety concerns for our community regarding water safety.
Over the past four years we have been dispatched 168 times. In 80 of those incidents, people self-rescued or were helped by people near them and we were “cancelled en route”. The remaining 88 calls we arrived on scene for a water rescue.
In the past 2 years we have seen some very impactful moments for families and for our EMS crews.
Water safety is an important topic in an area where there are lakes, rivers, hot temperatures, and a lot of outdoor recreating.
We urge our parents to put life jackets on your children. It only takes a second to look away for a young child to get away from your line of sight. These are life changing moments for everyone.
Practice water safety. Wear life jackets, limit alcohol intake, be aware at all times around water and water vehicles such as boats, jet skis, and other motor vehicles.
On rivers, be aware of currents and temperature of not only the water but the heat as well.
Keep everyone hydrated and apply sunscreen frequently.
If you have any questions about water safety, give us a call at Spokane Valley Fire, 509.928.1700
We want to keep this community safe and healthy no matter what season it is.
- Julie Happy