PSE Safety Fair set for Wednesday

Puget Sound Energy is hosting its annual Emergency Preparedness and Safety Fair 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at its Freeland Office.

“I personally don’t think we’re as prepared as we need to be on the South End,” said South Whidbey Fire/EMS Chief Rusty Palmer.

The fire district will be one of many agencies present to try and remedy this. Palmer said firefighters will provide information on smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, how to make survival kits and other fire prevention and survival techniques.

He said there a number of ways people can work on fire prevention and disaster preparedness.

“People just need to keep working on it,” he said.

Island County Emer-gency Management will provide maps that identify local hazards, information on how to make plans, keep pets safe, communicate in an emergency.

“Our goal is to give everybody the tools that they need in order to be prepared,” Eric Brooks, emergency management director, said.

Representatives from Red Cross, Island County Amateur Radio Club and Puget Sound Energy will also be present. Attendees will be able to enter a drawing for prizes such as a smoke alarm or LED flashlight.

More in News

Man gets 6 months for ‘communicating with a minor for immoral purposes’

A 32-year-old petty chief in the Navy originally accused of raping a… Continue reading

Community Green is open

The Town of Coupeville has announced that the newly improved public parking… Continue reading

Music Festival sponsorships available

Oak Harbor Music Festival is now open for 2019 sponsorship opportunities. Festival… Continue reading

After 40 years, SVC closing its South Whidbey Center

Skagit Valley College will likely shutter classrooms on South Whidbey after teaching… Continue reading

Mental health patient flees ER, steals car, leads chase

A mental health patient left the hospital against doctor’s orders, stole a… Continue reading

Photo by Maria Matson/Whidbey News-Times
                                Water Aerobics instructor Christine Burton leads a class.
Pool fixes to be completed before summer’s end

John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool in Oak Harbor is back in business, with… Continue reading

County awards land preservation grants

Island County commissioners last week awarded grants to two projects that will… Continue reading

Groundbreaking July 25 for next Habitat Home

The public is invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for a new… Continue reading

Most Read