Safety Tips and Resources
Emergency Medical Info Card
Knowing your medical history or special needs can help us save your life in an emergency. Download a copy of our Emergency Medical Info Card; make sure the document is up-to-date and kept on your refrigerator where we’ll know to look for it if we need it.
Home Safety Surveys
Take our personnel on a walk through your home to help you identify and correct potential fire and injury hazards. We’ll also work with you to develop a workable escape plan and test your smoke alarms. There is no charge for this service. Contact our community services office to schedule an appointment. Be sure to include your physical address and dates/times that would work best for you. Download a copy of our fire escape planning grid and directions so you and your family will know exactly what to do if fire strikes.
Child Car Seat Checks
According to Safe Kids USA, 73% of all child car seats are improperly used or installed. Washington State’s child restraint law requires that children up to their 8th birthday, unless they are 4’9″ tall and the vehicle’s lap and shoulder belts fit the child properly, must use a child restraint that is appropriate for their age, weight and height.
To ensure the safest ride for your most precious cargo, come to our monthly child car seat check on the second Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at North Kitsap Fire & Rescue’s Headquarters (26642 Miller Bay Road NE near Kingston).
Bike Helmet Fitting
More than 85% of related head injuries can be prevented with a properly-fit helmet. We believe so strongly in the benefits of helmets that we make them available at all of our fire stations. The firefighters, who purchase the helmets with their own money, accept donations of $8.00 per bike helmet ($12.00 for skateboard helmets and $20.00 for ski helmets). To ensure that someone will be available to fit the helmet(s), it’s best to call in advance for an appointment. Email the Community Services Specialist or call (360) 297-3619.
Life Jackets to Borrow or Own
Although adult supervision is the key to preventing childhood drownings (out on the water and at home), properly-fit and selected life jackets are also important. To ensure that everyone is protected, we’re happy to lend U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices/life jackets for a day, a weekend or a week.
Looking for car seat checks, helmets or life jackets in other parts of the area? Try these other members of Safe Kids Kitsap, listed in the graphic at left.
Smoke Alarm Installation
Learn more about ideal smoke alarm placement and maintenance on this page from the National Fire Protection Association. We’ll install alarms free of charge. Email the Community Services Specialist a message requesting the service, and be sure to include your physical address in your message. Download a copy of our Plan and Practice Your Escape fire escape planning grid so you and your family will know exactly what to do if fire strikes.
Adult, Child & Infant CPR and AED classes are periodically offered. All classes are held at North Kitsap Fire & Rescue’s Headquarters (26642 Miller Bay Road NE near Kingston). Classes are free, but course completion cards cost $25 each. Email the Community Services Specialist or call (360) 297-3619 for more information.
Because we know that we can’t help you if we can’t find you, we offer address signs. The 6″ x 18″ blue reflective blanks and 4″ white reflective numbers are funded by firefighters and available at our headquarters fire station (26642 Miller Bay Road NE near Kingston) during regular business hours. We accept donations of $12.00 per set in an effort to ensure that the program continues. Learn more in our brochure about Addressing.
We’re proud to partner with a variety of local groups and agencies to help our community forge stronger bonds between neighbors and become better prepared to take care of one another in the wake of disasters large and small. Find more disaster preparedness resources here.