By Rebecca Schwartz
The third annual Family First Aid Night was a success. Over 300 people braved the cold temperatures and icy roads to be a part of an event dedicated to educating families on emergency preparedness, injury prevention and treatment, and many other valuable health and safety topics.
There were 72 presenters that represented groups from: Forks Police Department, Health Department, LaPush Police Department, Forks Elks Club, Forks Emblem Club, State Patrol, West End CERT, Forks Abuse, QVSD, Quileute Health Clinic, Quileute Health Department, Jay Matsen/QTS, Coast Guard Station Quillayute River, Forks Ambulance Crew, Clallam County Sheriff’s Dept, Fish & Wildlife, Clallam County Search & Rescue, Clallam County Fire Dept, Quileute ICW, Hoh Tribe Family Services, Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Bogachiel Clinic, Quileute Dental Clinic, Forks Concerned Citizens, Quileute New Beginnings, West End Outreach Services, Quileute Head Start/Child Care, Clallam County Emergency & Disaster Preparedness, Olympic Area Agency on Aging, Forks Athletic & Aquatic Center, and Northwest Airlift.
We also had many wonderful area businesses that donated assistance and raffle items for the event: Chinook Pharmacy, Forks Outfitters, Forks Community Hospital, Bogachiel Clinic, Health Department, QVSD, Quileute Events, and West End CERT.
Quileute Head Start was very grateful for all of the participation and volunteer hours that went into making this annual event a success in our community. It was amazing to see all of these area agencies work together, hand in hand, to provide, potentially lifesaving, information to the people of our community. We truly hope that this will be a partnership that continues to grow for years to come.