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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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Washington Governor Inslee issues 2-week ‘stay-at-home’ order amid coronavirus outbreak

By Thomas | Mar 23, 2020

Click For List Of Essential Workers in Washington State During COVID-19 “Carona Virus” POSTED 5:36 PM, MARCH 23, 2020, BY Q13 NEWS STAFF AND ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPDATED AT 06:33PM, MARCH 23, 2020 OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday ordered non-essential businesses to close and the state’s more than 7 million residents to stay home unless necessary…

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Checklist for Healthcare Facilities: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators during the COVID-19 Response

By Thomas | Mar 13, 2020

Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators offers a series of strategies or options on how healthcare facilities can optimize supplies of disposable N95 filtering facepiece respirators when there is limited supply availability. This checklist is intended to help healthcare facilities prioritize the implementation of the strategies following the prioritization used in the concept of…

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Fit Testing N95 Respirator’s in Washington State During COVID-19 “Corona Virus”

By Thomas | Mar 11, 2020

If you or your employees will be using our fit testing services all “fit test subjects are required to read and agree to the OSHA guidance under 1910.134. Click the link to read the Guidance and Agree to the test methods: Copy the link to share with all of your staff being fit tested. Please…

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First Aid, CPR, AED Training Compliance during COVID-19 (Corona Virus)

By Thomas | Mar 3, 2020

Over the past several days we have addressed many concerns from our clients about conducting First Aid and CPR/AED Compliance training during this Novel coronavirus (named COVID-19) international outbreak.   COVID-19 Now a Pandemic A pandemic is a global outbreak of disease. Pandemics happen when a new virus emerges to infect people and can spread…

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Environmental Medical Emergencies – Hypothermia

By Thomas | Jan 14, 2020

Don’t Miss our upcoming class at the Center For Wooden Boats [ecs-list-events id=’42345′] Hypothermia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments Hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, is a dangerous condition that can occur when a person is exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Stay safe this winter by learning more about hypothermia, including who is most at risk,…

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Happy New Year!

By Thomas | Dec 31, 2019

Northwest Response  Wishes You A Very Happy New Year! Thank you to all of our clients, supporters, and our great team of EMS responders. Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

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Sharing Lessons Learned for “Safer Seas”

By Thomas | Sep 30, 2019

By Dione Lee Most cultures use storytelling or “lessons learned” as a teaching opportunity for passing on information gained from experience that is usually intended to keep the learner out of harm’s way. “This is what you never want to do and I am going to tell you why….many years ago, when I was a…

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Dr. Heimlich Performs Heimlich

By Thomas | Sep 27, 2019

Dr. Heimlich’s, Heimlich Save Dr. Henry Heimlich, 96, performed the lifesaving technique he invented for the FIRST TIME when a woman choked on her hamburger in the seat beside him. By Joanna Walters in New York For The Guardian The surgeon who gave his name to the simple but dramatic procedure used to rescue people from choking…

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