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FD 13's CARES program reduces stress on 911 system

Skagit County Fire District 13 cares.

In both deed and name.

The district has implemented a proactive injury and illness prevention program that is providing medical care and assistance while reducing strains on the 911 system. Its coverage area includes Swinomish Reservation and rural La Conner,

Early statistics show the effectiveness of District 13’s CARES (Community Assistance Referral and Education Services) program, staffed by three full-time paid personnel.

Medical officer Capt. Drew Farrell presented graphs at the Jan. 11 District 13 monthly commissioners meeting, confirming that the pr...


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