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King County fire departments urge people to call 911 for symptoms of heart attack, stroke

Fire departments and emergency medical services have experienced an approximate 25% decrease in the number of calls for serious health conditions such as STEMI heart attacks in King County. In correlation with other data, medical professionals are concerned there could be a reluctance to call 911 during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The apprehension to calling…

King County fire agencies prepare for response to COVID-19

Fire agencies across King County continue to collaborate closely with Public Health, King County Emergency Services and department Medical Directors to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. Agencies are taking appropriate safety measures to protect their personnel while continuing to respond to medical emergencies. Uniform and civilian fire personnel have received general information on how to prevent…