By Rebecca Schwartz
On Feb. 6, Quileute Head Start hosted it’s fourth annual Family First Aid Night. There were more than 80 presenters, representing more than 46 agencies. Topics covered a vast range of emergency preparedness, health, safety, and prevention topics. More than 350 people participated from around the West End. Local businesses donated health and safety items for prize raffles, and the Quileute Events department served dinner to all in attendance.
Living in such a remote area, it can take time for emergency crews to respond in the event of an emergency or injury. It is crucial for families to not only be prepared but also have the basic knowledge of how to handle these situations while awaiting emergency personnel. This event was developed on that simple concept, giving families the tools to prepare for emergency situations in order to save lives.
It truly is amazing to see our phenomenal area first responders, medical community, and other health and safety resource staff come together under the same roof, with the common goal of putting information into the hands of people in the community.
Quileute Head Start would like to extend our appreciation to the following agencies and departments for their continued support of our event:
Clallam County Health Department, Quileute Health/Dental Clinic Staff, Quillayute Valley School District, Quileute Events, Forks Outfitters, Chinook Pharmacy, Decker City Hardware, Clallam County Fire Department, Quileute Fire Department, Forks Ambulance Crew, Bogachiel Clinic, Forks Community Hospital, Washington State Patrol, Clallam County Sheriff’s Department, Forks Police Department, LaPush Police Department, Quileute Fish & Wildlife , US Coast Guard Station Quillayute River, Clallam County Search & Rescue, Clallam County 911 – PenCom, Talking Raven Staff, Forks Forum, Peninsula Daily News, Jay Matsen, Quileute Head Start/Child Care Staff, Olympic Area Agency on Aging, Quileute New Beginnings, Forks Athletic & Aquatic Center, Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Airlift Northwest, Mariposa House, Elks Club, Emblem Club #448, FBI Seattle Citizen Academy Alumni Association, Concerned Citizens, The Caring Place, Clallam County Emergency Management, Adult Protective Services, Clallam County PUD, DSHS Community, Services Office, Clallam Bay Corrections, Randy Mesenbrink, Joe Wright- Clallam County Amateur Radio, OPNET, Hoh Tribe, American Red Cross, Quileute ICW, Quileute Child Advocacy Program, Clallam County DDA, Olympic Medical, Molina Health Insurance, and Salish Behavioral Health.