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Boating Safety Tips

Sunday, August 9: Sadly, we had two water responses that evening that did not have a good outcome. Just after 5:30 p.m., we received reports of an adult male who was swimming and went under near the 5000 block of Lake Washington Blvd. S. Divers, rescue swimmers and response boats… [ Keep reading ]

It’s Paddle Safe Week – Stay Safe and Well on the Water

Safe Choices Start with You! As the great summer weather continues, now is an excellent time to get out on the water. This year, as an added bonus, whether you’re kayaking, canoeing or paddle boarding on a lake or in Puget Sound, it’s not only enjoyable – it’s a socially distant thing to do! Gov. Jay Inslee signed a proclamation declaring July 19-25, 2020, “Paddle… [ Keep reading ]

Water safety tips for summer

Every summer, the Seattle Fire Department responds to preventable drownings. According to Public Health – Seattle & King County, 54 people King County residents died in preventable drownings in 2020. Many more near drownings go unreported. Washington waters are often cold enough to cause muscles to not work. Even when… [ Keep reading ]

Friends don’t let friends swim alone

Seattle Parks, including pools and beaches remain closed as our county remains in phase one of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start plan. However, first responders throughout King County are responding to more preventable drownings as summer approaches. If you plan to be in or near water, follow these recommendations: Know the… [ Keep reading ]

Summer Water Safety and Drowning Prevention

Every summer, the Seattle Fire Department responds to preventable drownings. According to Public Health – Seattle & King County, 16 people died in preventable drownings in 2018. Many more near drownings go unreported. If you plan to be in or near water this summer, follow these recommendations: Know the risks… [ Keep reading ]