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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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COVID-19 STAY AT HOME

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: https://northwestresponse.com/qualitative-fit-test-procedure/ Copy the link to share with all of your staff being fit tested. Please…

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