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KN95 AND N95 Fit Testing Washington State

By Thomas | Sep 24, 2020

Washington State Department of Commerce sent this bulletin at 09/23/2020 12:10 PM PDT What you need to know about… N95 (and KN95) respirators and related documentation Employers must enact a respiratory protection program when workers require respirators. Fit testing is just one element of worker respiratory protection. Chapter 296-842 of the Washington Administrative Code details an employer’s…

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Donate to Wildfire Relief Funds

By Thomas | Sep 12, 2020

NOTE: The Company Northwest Response is not connected with the Wildfire Relief Effort. To Donate to Wildfire Relief Funds Please Visit the King 5 & American Red Cross Donation site https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/king5-pub.html/ Northwest Response: Help Washington and Oregon residents affected by wildfires Your donation to Northwest Response enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to…

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2020 Seattle Seafair Weekend Boating- Boater Information

By Thomas | Jul 27, 2020

Seafair Seattle 2020 This Seafair weekend Captain Thomas Bliss of the Northwest Maritime Academy will be COXSWAIN Thomas Bliss of the USCG/AUX, and he has a few words of advice for boaters attending Seafair. #1) You cannot pass into the restricted spaces without a pass. No Pass, don’t even ask.  see map link below After the…

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Play it Safe This 4th

By Thomas | Jul 1, 2020

Happy Independence Day! The 4th of July is today and many people will enjoy fireworks or fire up the grill for a backyard barbecue. We all know that the potential injury, burns and fires can result if we are not careful. Between June and July more than 5,000 consumers can be treated in hospital emergency rooms…

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COVID-19 First Aid, CPR-AED Open Enrollment Classes

By Thomas | Jun 20, 2020

We are saddened to announce that we will no longer be able to provide full open enrollment classes at the Bremerton West Sound office of The American Red Cross due to COVID-19 group training restrictions. We are looking into holding Blended Learning classes within the training space limited to 4 students at any given time…

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Heat Related Illness

By Thomas | Jun 4, 2020

Don’t Be Fooled! Heat & Cold Related Illness Can Happen Anywhere! Q. Where can you suffer from a heat related and a cold related medical emergency in the same location all in the same day? A. Just about anyplace in Western Washington. As Washingtonian’s, we are acclimatized to our weather, thats why when the mercury start’s to…

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What to Do If You See a Pet in a Parked Car

By Thomas | May 31, 2020

It takes only minutes to save a life! Leaving pets locked in cars is never safe, but when the weather gets warmer it can be deadly. High temperatures can cause irreparable organ damage and even death. Help a pet left in a hot car Take down the car’s make, model and license-plate number. If there…

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National CPR and AED Awareness Week

By Thomas | May 29, 2020

Lets All Learn CPR & How To Use An AED! June 1-7 is designated as National CPR and AED Awareness Week. Along with other National Cardiac Arrest Collaborative members, Northwest Response and the American Red Cross is stressing that every second counts in cardiac arrest and that people can save lives by knowing how to…

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National Safe Boating Week Is May 16 through 22

By Thomas | May 15, 2020

Gig Harbor, WA – May 16th, 2020 – It’s no accident that the National Safe Boating Week campaign coincides with the beginning of boating and fishing seasons. During this year’s campaign, May 16 through 22, boating safety professionals and marine law enforcement from around the State are increasing the emphasis on boating safety while encouraging people to have fun on…

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