Safety

Smoke Alarms

We provide FREE smoke alarms for residents of our district. Department personnel will ask you to sign a release as they install the smoke alarm at no charge. Smoke alarms for the hearing impaired are also available upon request. Citizens that rent are also protected by the Landlord Tenant Act for fire and life safety issues.

Please remember that along with your working smoke alarm, it is critical that you have and practice a home escape plan. This plan should include 2 ways out of every room, the testing of smoke alarms monthly, and a safe family meeting place. The meeting place needs to be outside, away from the building. (Example: mailbox or neighbor’s home). Make your 911 call from a phone outside the building that is involved in the emergency.

Working smoke alarms and a practiced escape plans are vital for your safety. A working smoke alarm increases your chances of surviving a fire in your home by 50%. If you have smoke alarm problems of any kind, please contact us for assistance. We will sleep better at night knowing you are safer.


Juvenile Fire Setter Program

This program is designed for intervention for youths that have demonstrated fire-setting tendencies. Please contact Myra at 253-548-2514 for immediate help.


PreSchool Programs

We advocate the “Play Safe! Be Safe!” program. This program is available for a 2-week check out through the Education Prevention Information Division. It is best suited for home daycares as it is tailored to a smaller sized group.

If you wish to purchase a kit for your continual use, it is quite easy: simply print the Play Safe! Be Safe! order form, fill it out, and mail it along with your $12 payment to:

Play Safe! Be Safe!
One Grove St. Suite 235
Pittsford, NY 14534

For more information, visit their website at www.playsafebesafe.com.


Safety, Safety, Safety

To help promote bicycle safety, we have bike and multi-sport helmets available for sale. 

Bike helmets are $7 and multi-sport helmets used for roller-blading, scooters, skate boarding, quad-skating, etc. are $10.

Helmets are custom fit and the wearer must be present for fitting.

If you’d like to learn more about our helmets or would like to purchase one, please call 253-847-8811 or visit our headquarters station at
23014 70th Ave E
Graham, WA 98338

Our headquarters is open for visitors Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


Novelty Lighters

Novelty lighters are still legal in most states. In 2008, Maine became the first state to ban novelty lighters. Today, there are 22 states in which novelty lighters are illegal, or where legislation to prevent their sale is pending. These states include AR, DE, HI, IL, LA, MA, ME, MI, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, UT, VA, WA, and WI.

Despite the movement’s growing support, novelty lighters are still legal in most states, and the issue has stalled altogether at the federal level. In 2009, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden introduced legistlation to ban the sale of novelty lighters throughout the country, but the bill has since expired.


Pills or Candy?

Do you like M&M’s? How about Skittles or Mike & Ikes? Have you ever thought you were going to chow down on one and end up with the other, getting sour when you expected sweet or vice versa? What if it wasn’t a Skittle instead of an M&M, but something far worse, like medicine for blood pressure? Many medications out there can be very easily mistaken for candy, even for adults. Click on the image to the right to try pillsvscandy.com, a simple game to see if you can tell the difference. You’d be surprised at the results.