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Hot weather safety

Hot weather is expected in the Seattle area next week. Higher temperatures can lead to heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent becoming ill from too much heat. Too much heat and sun can overwhelm anyone but those most at risk from… [ Keep reading ]

Know the signs of a stroke

As May draws to a close, we want to remind you of how to identify the signs of a stroke. According to the CDC, 800,000 Americans have a stroke and nearly 150,000 will die from it each year. Anyone, including children, can have a stroke at any time. Think FAST:… [ Keep reading ]

Know the warning signs of a heart attack

1.5 million Americans will suffer a heart attack or stroke every year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Learn the signs of a heart attack because early detection and fast action can save lives. While some heart attacks are sudden and intense, most start slowly with… [ Keep reading ]

February is heart month: learn CPR and download PulsePoint

Knowing how to perform hands-only CPR (without breaths) can save a life. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, you should know the risk of infection is low. According to the Seattle Fire Department Medical Director, Dr. Michael Sayre, “performing Hands-Only CPR is essential to help buy precious time for help to… [ Keep reading ]