Injury Prevention And Public Education

Goal

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

2017-18 WREMS Prevention Grants - Requests for Proposal Are Now Being Accepted

Grants of up to $3,000 are available for prevention projects that target the leading causes of injury or death in the West Region - falls, motor vehicle crash, suicide, poisoning (including opioid misuse), drowning and fire.

  • Request for Proposal Template
  • Requests for Proposal must be submitted to the WREMS office by 5:00 pm, Friday, June 30, 2017.

Investing in Prevention Saves Lives and Money

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.

Fire Safety

Prevent Fires campaign from the Office of the State Fire Marshall

  • 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

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

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion

WA State Injury Data Tables

WA State injury data tables

Injury Prevention Resources