Topic: Safety

Improvements to Local Spill Response Capacity

Written on May 22, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

As part of ongo­ing efforts to enhance local capac­i­ty to respond to oil and haz­ardous mate­ri­als spills, three San Juan Coun­ty orga­ni­za­tions par­tic­i­pat­ed in the 2018 Wash­ing­ton State Depart­ment of Ecol­o­gy Spill Response Grant Pro­gram. This pro­gram helps local com­mu­ni­ties that are at risk for oil and haz­ardous mate­ri­als spills secure equip­ment and train­ing to  Con­tin­ue Reading

National Safe Boating Week

Written on May 17, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Nation­al Safe Boat­ing Week Comes Ashore May 19 – May 25   The U.S. Coast Guard Aux­il­iary San Juan Islands Detach­ment is part­ner­ing with Wash­ing­ton State pub­lic safe­ty pro­fes­sion­als May 19 – 25 for Nation­al Safe Boat­ing Week to urge every­one to safe­ly enjoy the nat­ur­al beau­ty of our beau­ti­ful water.    A sim­ple, fast and easy  Con­tin­ue Reading

PIMC Provider Pens Textbook Chapter

Written on May 3, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Jason Hein­er, MD, an emer­gency depart­ment (ED) provider at Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter, has writ­ten a chap­ter in the ninth edi­tion of Rosen’s Emer­gency Med­i­cine: Con­cepts and Clin­i­cal Prac­tice, a core text­book for emer­gency med­i­cine res­i­dents and prac­ti­tion­ers. Dr. Heiner’s pub­lished chap­ter is titled “The com­bat­ive and dif­fi­cult patient” (*full cita­tion below). “The key objec­tive  Con­tin­ue Reading

Tour de Family – Friday Harbor

Written on May 2, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Island Rec and San Juan Coun­ty Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices Depart­ment are pleased to present the sec­ond run­ning of the Tour de Fam­i­ly – Fri­day Har­bor. This FREE fam­i­ly event has three rides: a Trike/Stroller route, a safe First-Bik­er route; and a 3–5 mile Adven­ture route out onto Roche Har­bor Road. There will be free raf­fles and gear  Con­tin­ue Reading

Every 15 Minutes

Written on April 17, 2018 at 5:55 pm, by

Today was the grim exer­cise of what can hap­pen when peo­ple drink and dri­ve (or are tex­ting while dri­ving or under the influ­ence of mar­i­jua­na). At the high school, a full scale mock up of a car acci­dent with mul­ti­ple crit­i­cal injuries, at least one fatal­i­ty and a lot of messed up lives took place  Con­tin­ue Reading

April EMT of the Month

Written on April 13, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Con­grat­u­la­tions are in order for Senior EMT Lainey Volk. Not only is Lainey head­ing up the new­ly formed com­mu­ni­ty para­med­i­cine pro­gram but every 3 years she orga­nizes the pro­gram called Every 15 Min­utes. Lainey is an active EMT respond­ing on 911 calls and fol­lows up with patients referred to her by physi­cians and para­medics for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Every 15 Minutes

Written on April 12, 2018 at 5:59 am, by

Every 3 years SJIEMS offers The Every 15 Min­utes Pro­gram aimed at help­ing high school stu­dents resist the pres­sures to drink and dri­ve in a real-life expe­ri­ence with­out the real-life risks. This emo­tion­al­ly charged pro­gram is an event designed to dra­mat­i­cal­ly instill teenagers with the poten­tial­ly dan­ger­ous con­se­quences of drink­ing alco­hol, using Mar­i­jua­na or even  Con­tin­ue Reading

Citizens’ Advisory Group Wanted

Written on April 9, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

The San Juan Island Fire Depart­ment and San Juan EMS would like your input on the advis­abil­i­ty of the con­sol­i­da­tion of the two orga­ni­za­tions. The elect­ed Boards of Com­mis­sion­ers of the two agen­cies, work­ing with the town of Fri­day Har­bor, seek to appoint a five mem­ber advi­so­ry group to con­tin­ue with the eval­u­a­tion of some  Con­tin­ue Reading

Notice from SJC Dept. of Emergency Management

Written on April 6, 2018 at 12:27 pm, by

Antic­i­pat­ed Impacts from Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Dis­rup­tion Night of April 12th-13th Both San Juan Coun­ty and Town of Fri­day Har­bor Gov­ern­ments and local Emer­gency Respon­seAgen­cies a re mon­i­tor­ing updates from Rock Island and Cen­tu­ry Link regard­ing next week’s sched­uled dis­rup­tion to island com­mu­ni­ca­tions ser­vices. Here are the most crit­i­cal things we’ve learned and that we’d like to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Earthquake Training

Written on April 2, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

  San Juan Coun­ty Depart­ment of Emer­gency Man­age­ment is host­ing a two day train­ing on min­i­miz­ing and eval­u­at­ing the dam­age to build­ings from earth­quakes.   The train­ing is being held on Wednes­day April 25th and Thurs­day April 26th from 8:30 — 5:00 in Fri­day Har­bor. There is no cost to attend.   Train­ing is intend­ed for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter from Dr. Diaz

Written on March 30, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Greet­ings Stu­dents, Staff, Par­ents and Com­mu­ni­ty Mem­bers: When we hear news of school-relat­ed tragedies, we, as a school dis­trict, become ever more resolved in our com­mit­ment to stu­dent safe­ty. San Juan Island School Dis­trict prin­ci­pals and school staff have been work­ing hard to cre­ate a safer envi­ron­ment for our stu­dents. One year ago the school  Con­tin­ue Reading