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Prepared, not scared l Fire Sirens

September is National Preparedness Month (www.ready.gov/september), a time for everyone to consider and revisit their ability to care for themselves after a disaster. As we watch the pictures come in from Hurricane Dorian’s damage, we get an idea...

 

Reflections l Fire Sirens

A couple recent events have put me in a reflective state of mind. The first event was EMS Week, which occurs annually in May to recognize the valuable pre-hospital medical services these professionals provide to the community. Here in Mukilteo, the f...

 

The Mukilteo Fire Department peeks into 2019

As we look towards 2019, here is a glimpse at some fire and medical services topics that the City Council and fire department staff will be discussing. Ladder Truck Since the city annexed Harbour Pointe in 1992 and grew to the size it is today, we...

 

The month of October is all about fire prevention

A candle on a nightstand next to the window. An overloaded extension cord. A pan of grease on the stove. An unattended grill. Children with matches playing under a bed. All of these have the potential to start a fire in our home; a place we want to t... Full story

 

Public safety thank you l Fire Sirens

As we pass the solemn anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, it is important to recognize our public safety personnel- those that have defended us around the country, and our own close at home. The fire fighters and police officers serving... Full story

 

How the levy would help EMS l Fire Sirens

You probably have already received your Aug. 7 Primary Election ballot. The city encourages you to return your ballots (no stamp needed this time!) by Aug. 7. On that ballot, you will find a proposition that would return the Emergency Medical... Full story

 

Know fire danger in your area

Disasters happen everywhere. We associate the Southeast with hurricanes; the Midwest with tornados; and the Northeast with winter storms; and in Washington, our disaster is wildfires. Just like with tornados, hurricanes and winter storms, wildfires...

 

Safe Place, Baby Safe Haven, and Map Your Neighborhood…oh my! l Fire Sirens

Do you live in Mukilteo and want to know how to better prepare your family and neighborhood for a disaster? Read on! Are you a teen that feels like you are out of options and don’t know where to turn? Read on! Are you a parent of a new baby, feelin... Full story

 

What is a Regional Fire Authority (RFA)? l Fire Sirens

Those attending or listening to Mukilteo City Council meetings may hear the term “RFA” and references to the Mukilteo Fire Department. Here is some basic information on what an RFA is so you will be more informed. In August 2017, the voters in Ly... Full story

 

Preparing for disasters l Fire Sirens

How is Mukilteo more like Puerto Rico than Joplin, Missouri or Houston, Texas in a natural disaster? Since tornados (Joplin) and hurricanes (Houston) have minimal impact on the road structure, help can arrive from many directions. Islands like...

 

Emergency Medical Services in Mukilteo l Fire Sirens

The Mukilteo Fire Department provides Emergency Medical Service (EMS) to the community and its visitors. Each fire station has an ambulance to meet the community’s EMS needs. On each ambulance, a Firefighter/Paramedic, a Firefighter/Emergency...

 

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