Safety & Information Resources

Blood Pressure Checks

We conduct blood pressure checks at our Headquarters Station (1330 Wells St, Enumclaw) during business hours (M-F 7am-4pm). Firefighters are more than happy to help you if they are at the station and not on an emergency call.

Understanding Blood Pressure


Medicine Disposal

We can not accept unwanted/unused medications at our station locations.  Please visit  www.takebackyourmeds.org to find a local drop off location. 


Senior Citizen Health & Safety

Trying to remain independent yet being in need of help with day to day home life can be a challenge. It can be overwhelming if you or a loved one doesn’t have the basic platform of information of how to stay safe in your home and healthy with your lifestyle.

Enumclaw Fire Department would like to offer safety information to senior citizens. Staying safe from falls in the home, knowing the risk factors of heart attack and stroke, and being able to remain independent as long as possible are many achievements we want to help with.

Please read the information below. If you have further questions, please contact:
Enumclaw Fire Department at (360)825-5544 or Jobyna Nickum with the Enumclaw Senior Activity Center at (360)825-4741.

Click on the links below to learn more:


Home Safety

“Home Safety” covers a broad list of emergent-type issues. Please take a few moments to read and involve your family in your emergency plans. Pre-planning and practicing with your family can be key to staying safe and getting out safely.

Can we find you in an emergency? Please click on the link to read more: Residential Address Numbers

Is your family prepared for a fire? Does each of your family members know how to escape your home? Do you have a meeting place?

Click on the links below to learn more:

The Enumclaw Fire Department distributes free smoke detectors every year. If you need a smoke detector, help with installation, or if you have a question, contact the fire department at 360-825-5544.


Seasonal Safety

Be prepared! Be safe!

There are several safety tips listed below, click on the link to view information. If you have further questions please contact us via our Contact tab or phone (360)825-5544.

FALL/WINTER

During the Fall/Winter months, here on the Plateau, we can see many different and severe weathers. Preparing for the various and unpredictable storms can help keep you and your family safe and dry. If we can further assist you regarding weather safety, please contact us.

 

SPRING/SUMMER

Spring/Summer in our community brings people out of their winter hibernation, searching for outdoor adventure! Take some precautionary measures to make sure you are protected and ready for our alternating temperature changes during Spring time here in Western Washington.


Disaster Preparedness

Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your home or neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if basic services–water, gas, electricity or telephones–were cut off? Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone right away. Given Enumclaw’s location and size, a regional disaster, such as a large earthquake, could make relief support several days away.

Earthquakes, volcanic eruption, windstorms, and terrorism in the Seattle metropolitan area are real possibilities for residents. Some plans and preparation now will help you and your loved ones get through a disaster.

If you do nothing else, do at least the following six things to prepare:

  • Talk about preparedness with everyone in your home.
  • Have an out-of-area contact.
  • Secure appliances and address hazards in your home.
  • Create a 3 day (at least) kit in a duffel bag or backpack. Seriously consider having supplies to last a week.
  • Keep your gas tank at least a quarter full.
  • Keep a modest amount of cash.

Please see the related links for disaster plans and kits.

The City of Enumclaw has emergency plans in place, which are being reassessed and updated, however City resources in a major disaster would be limited. Take the time now to be ready. If you have questions about the City’s emergency plans, please contact Fire Chief Randy Fehr at (360) 825-5544.


Car Seat Safety Installation and Education

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death from unintentional injury in the United States. 4 out of 5 car seats are installed incorrectly – they are often minor mistakes but could be dangerous mistakes in an accident.

What is the correct safety seat for my child?

“You might think it is the most expensive, elaborate seat you can buy or the one with the best ratings per whatever commercial says so”, Firefighter/EMT Maryn Otto states, “The correct seat for your child is the seat that fits your vehicle, fits your child, and is one that you will use correctly every time your child rides in the vehicle!”

Parents are making five critical, but fixable, mistakes when using car seats, according to new data announced by Safe Kids Worldwide and the General Motors Foundation. With so many safety features now available in both cars and car seats, parents are urged to make sure their kids are getting every advantage by taking the time to do a 15-minute at-home checkup.

15 Minute Car Seat Checkup Checklist:

  • Correct Seat. This is an easy one. Check the label on your car seat to make sure it’s appropriate for your child’s age, weight and height. Like milk, your car seat has an expiration date. Just double check the label on your car seat to make sure it is still safe.
  • Correct Place. Kids are VIPs, just ask them. We know all VIPs ride in the back seat, so keep all children in the back seat until they are 13.
  • Correct Direction. You want to keep your child in a rear-facing car seat for as long as possible, usually until around age 2. When he or she outgrows the seat, move your child to a forward-facing car seat. Make sure to attach the top tether after you tighten and lock the seat belt or lower anchors. Continue to use a booster seat until your child properly fits in the seat belt, usually when they are between the ages of 8 and 12.
  • Inch Test. Once your car seat is installed, give it a good shake at the base/belt path. Can you move it more than an inch side to side or front to back? A properly installed seat will not move more than an inch in any direction.
  • Pinch Test. Make sure the harness is tightly buckled and coming from the correct slots (check car seat manual). Now, with the chest clip placed at armpit level, pinch the strap lenghtwise at your child’s shoulder. If you are unable to pinch any excess webbing, you’re good to go.

More safety tips on child car seats

For information on all child restraint recalls, please click on the link below.


Vehicle Safety & Kids

Preparing for the unexpected delay or emergency while on the road:

A quick review on “what to do when you see/hear an emergency vehicle’s lights and sirens, while you are driving”: Pull to the Right