Drilling down: How we prepare for the really big one

On Tuesday, September 21, Public Health staff, along with partners from the Washington Department of Health, participated in a drill to help us practice emergency response. During a drill, we are given an initial scenario along with frequent “injects,” or new curve balls that require a reaction, to make the experience more true to life. […]

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Why King County’s EMS is the best in the world: Q&A with Mickey Eisenberg

Those of us here in King County are lucky enough to live in one of the best places in the nation (perhaps, the world) for emergency response. Our cardiac arrest survival rate, the gold standard in emergency response, has been documented everywhere from academic journals to the Wall Street Journal, and our system is studied […]

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Who has you covered during a public health emergency?

By guest columnist Ashley Kelmore, Preparedness It’s early September and people from all over have travelled to Puyallup to eat ice cream and visit newborn farm animals at the State Fair. But soon after the fair closes, someone gets sick. We learn that a toxic biological agent was released during the last days of the […]

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