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Know the Water, Know Your Limits, Wear a Lifejacket

Know the Water: Water in the Green and White Rivers averages 50 degrees or below, even in the summer. Cold water takes the heat out of the body 32 times faster than cold air, and even quicker if you are swimming. When you’re cold, you won’t think as quickly, your muscles won’t work as well, and you can start to panic. In addition, the speed and current of our rivers, plus debris floating or hidden in the water can cause problems. Fast moving water can pin or trap a swimmer or boat against a log jam or other obstacle. Large rocks and logs can tip over rafts, canoes and kayaks. Know Your Limits: Watch out for the dangerous “too’s” – too tired, too cold, too far from safety, too much sun, too much strenuous activity. Wear a life jacket while swimming anywhere without lifeguards. Be sure the life jacket fits snugly and is approved for the type of water activity of the wearer.

Burn Ban

There is a burn ban in effect and the Valley Regional Fire Authority is not issuing recreational burn permits at this time. Please visit the links below for more information or contact the VRFA Fire Marshal’s Office for assistance at (253)288-5870.

King County Burn Ban Info
Puget Sound Clean Air Burn Ban Info

First Aid Training Available Monthly at VRFA

Do you need a current First Aid and CPR card for your workplace? A six-hour First Aid and CPR course is available the third Saturday of each month (excluding July, August and December), from 8:30 - 3:00 at Station 31. There is a $50 fee for this class and pre-registration is required.

Sign up for a CPR Class

CPR can increase the chances of survival significantly when started immediately by a bystander. The Valley Regional Fire Authority offers adult, child and infant CPR training on the first Wednesday of each month (excluding July, August and December), from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the headquarters, station 31. There is a $20 fee for this class and pre-registration is required. Visit the Community Programs page on our website for more information and the registration form.

Family Safety

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Kids Zone

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Business Resources

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