Injury Prevention And Public Education


WA State Goal - "Eliminate preventable death and disability due to injury and violence."

West Region Goal - "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

2003 - 2013 Data Available from the National Violent Death Reporting System

Visit the NVDRS website. Data is available for several states including Oregon. Data for WA State will be available next year.

Never Leave a Child Unattended in a Vehicle

Child Window Falls Prevention

Investing in Prevention Saves Lives and Money

Violence Prevention

Prevent Bullying

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. Watch the video

Fire Safety

  • Why you have less time to escape a house fire today than 30 years ago. Watch the video
  • 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
  • During the fall and winter, the risk of house fires, and related injuries and deaths, from portable space heaters increases. These are very preventable. The US Fire Administration has released a report on portable heater fires.
  • To learn more visit the US Fire Administration website.
  • Fire Safety Information Center
  • Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm

WA State Injury Data Tables Available

WA State injury data tables are available.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion

Injury Prevention Resources