Duvall Fire recruiting volunteer emergency responders
The car had slid sideways off the road, hitting a telephone pole and trapping the driver inside. You cut the roof off the car, and then help to lift the patient out while protecting his neck and spine. As the patient is loaded into the medic unit for transport to Harborview, your department pager starts beeping. You look up at the rest of the crew as you put away the Jaws of Life and collect your bunker coat and helmet. What is it? Another car accident? An aid call? Fire? It doesn’t matter what it is; you are going and you are prepared. You are a volunteer firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with Duvall Fire, working a 12-hour night shift alongside experienced career and volunteer responders.
Duvall Poetry Open Mic meets at 7 p.m. on first Wednesdays of the month at the Duvall Library. We have a featured reader (or two) plus an open mic reading. Next up is Dennis Caswell on February 7.
Dennis Caswell is the author of the poetry collection Phlogiston (Floating Bridge Press, 2012). His work has appeared in Bluestem, Crab Creek Review, Poetry Northwest, Rattle, and assorted other journals and anthologies. He lives outside Woodinville, WA and works as a software engineer in the aviation industry. His dorky and not-very-compatible website may be found at denniscaswell.com.
DuPont, Wash. — For many people a new year means a healthier body, which is why January through March is the busiest time for new gym memberships. But not everyone who joined a gym had a good experience.
SNOQUALMIE VALLEY – One might say it’s a prime example of the “law of unintended consequences.”
Hundreds of deciduous and evergreen trees that were planted several years ago in the Valley just north of the King-Snohomish County line as part of a “floodplain restoration project,” have instead been causing drainage and increas-ed flooding problems for local farmers. Most of the currently affected farmers live near the end of the Snoqualmie River Road, but the effects the 170-acre tree plantation could have on floodwaters could extend as far south as the Woodinville-Duvall Road, causing possibly more closures to the road, as well as damage to the roadway such as what was experienced in 2009 when the asphalt broke apart.