Topic: Safety

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  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  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