Officer Jim Barnes & Alison Caton
Lake Stevens Fire continues Risk Watch in Lake Stevens’ elementary schools for the month of December with a focus on preventing injuries from firearms. Lake Stevens Police is a coalition member along with Lake Stevens Fire and Everett Community College (EvCC) Nursing Program.
Officer Jim Barnes was in the schools last week and will wrap it up this week with lessons that teach kids what to do if they find a gun, who they should notify and why they should stay away from firearms.
So far this year, Risk Watch has covered fire safety and choking/strangulation/suffocation prevention. Remaining focuses consist of falls prevention, poisoning prevention, motor vehicle safety, bike/pedestrian safety and water safety.
The three different participating agencies in the program allow students to hear from area experts and gain valuable knowledge to prevent injuries.
In 1999, Lake Stevens was designated one of 22 “Champion Communities” in North America for the Risk Watch program.
Thanks to Lake Stevens Police and EvCC Nursing Program for their continued collaboration and support.
Lake Stevens Fire and its coalition partners look forward to continuing the program for years to come.