Injury Prevention And Public Education


Promote programs & policies to reduce the incidence & impact of injuries, violence & illness.

2016-17 WREMS Prevention Grants

2016 - 17 WREMS Prevention Grants have been awarded to

  • $2,350 to Lewis County Fire Dist 5 for drowning prevention
  • $3,000 to Lewis Fire Dist 15 for young driver safety
  • $3,000 to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital for child window falls prevention
  • $2,860 to Ocean Shores FD for jetty rescue equipment
  • $2,540 to Pacific Lutheran University to develop an online map of exercise opportunities for older adults
  • $1,889 to Pierce County Fall Prevention Coalition to install S.A.I.L. Trails and promote a fall prevention awareness event
  • $800 to Safe Kids Thurston County to install a life jacket loaner cabinet
  • $2,960 to Senior Services for South Sound for Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

Community Resources for Families

Where to Seek Help is a resource tool that families can use to find early childhood support services in Thurston County.

Investing in Prevention Saves Lives and Money

Child Window Falls Prevention

Violence Prevention

Safe Sleep for Infants

The WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission, in partnership with Mary Bridge Childrens Hospital and the Snohomish County Prosecutor's Office have produced a training for first responders on safe sleep for infants. Video

Fire Safety

  • In the event of a fire every second counts, so you and your family must always be prepared. Escape plans help you get out of your home quickly.
  • Draw a map of each level of your home and show all doors and windows. Have two ways out of each room. Make sure all doors and windows that lead outside open easily.
  • Only purchase collapsible escape ladders evaluated by a recognized testing laboratory. Use the ladder only in a real emergency.
  • Teach children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them.
  • Have a plan for everyone in your home who has a disability.
  • Practice your fire escape plan at night and during the daytime
  • US Fire Administration
  • Fire Safety Information Center
  • Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion

WA State Injury Data Tables

WA State injury data tables

Injury Prevention Resources