Feel the pulse of a King County paramedic

For National Public Health Week (April 3-7th), we’re celebrating by featuring unsung public health heroes who make our communities safer and healthier. Each day, we’ll highlight a public health worker through their own words, sharing their work and why they’re committed to serving our community. Today, we’re talking with Tony Smith, a paramedic with King County Medic One, […]

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Lights out and somebody’s home? Stay safe!

The weather forecast is calling for two storms, one tonight (10/13) and then possibly a whopper of a storm on Saturday (10/15). That means fallen trees and branches will likely cause power outages in our area. Power outages can create health hazards–some of them even life-threatening! Follow our tips to stay safe. What should I […]

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Adorable animals: Shameless pandering for emergency preparedness

We know you aren’t as prepared for an emergency as you could be. Don’t feel badly–it’s true for everyone, and even though we are the health department, we’re not going to wag our finger. But we aren’t above wagging some tails.(Go ahead and groan.) We’re here to help encourage you to take those next steps […]

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Extreme hot is not cool: How to beat the extra heat

Northwest summers can be fantastic, but when is hot too hot? The National Weather Service is on the job to tell us, and what they are saying should get your attention now. They have issued an Excessive Heat Warning for many areas in our region, including King County. This statement lets us know that very hot weather that can affect our […]

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