Downed Power Lines

With hot and dry conditions on both sides of the state, downed power lines are not de-energizing as you may expect. If you come across downed wires: Communicate the hazard and confirm the message is received Identify: Determine the entire extent of the hazard by...

Pocket Guide: Identifying Elder Abuse

First responders often find themselves in a position where they can identify signs of abuse. The forms that most quickly come to mind are child or spouse, but elder abuse affects hundreds of thousands every year by family members or “trusted others.” A new national...

State of Emergency exists in all of Washington

Note:  There are a lot of "Whereases."  You can skip down to the bolded text.   PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR 15-11 WHEREAS, June 2015 has been significantly drier than normal with above average temperatures; and current and projected weather conditions through...

DNR announces burn ban east of the Cascades

MEDIA RELEASE June 16, 2015 DNR announces burn ban east of the Cascades OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced there will be a burn ban starting June 17 on DNR-protected lands east of the crest of the Cascade Mountains....

County wide burn ban effective June 1, 2015

County wide burn ban effective June 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015. Kl Co Burn Ban Res 07715 adopted 052615  (download PDF file 123 KB) The following is from the original PDF converted to MS Word, and some of the text may have been converted inaccurately.  Please...

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