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Join us in the world's largest earthquake drill! Shake Out! Oct. 19, 10:19 a.m.

You only have seconds. Do you know exactly what to do the moment the ground starts shaking? If it involves a doorway, a triangle, or running - these are are not quake-safe actions. What we do now, before a big earthquake, will determine what our lives will be like afterwards. 

The Great Washington Shake Out on Oct. 19 at 10:19 a.m. will involve hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians in an earthquake drill. 

To participate, visit and pledge your family, school, business, or organization's participation in the drill. Registered participants will receive information how to plan their drill and how to create a dialogue with others about earthquake preparedness. All organizers ask is that participants register (so they can be counted and receive communications), and at the minimum practice "drop, cover, and hold on" at the specified time. It is only a five-minute commitment for something that can save your life. It all begins with registering, which is free and open to everyone. 

Fire Recruit Candidates Graduate

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Nine Bellevue Firefighters were honored for their graduation from the East Metro Training Academy (EMTG) Class Five. After three long months of training these former Recruits have now become Probationary Firefighters. Congratulations and welcome to Bellevue!

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Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults

At age 65, older adults are twice as likely to be killed or injured by fires compared to the population at large. By age 75, that risk increases to three times that of the general population — and to four times by age 85.  

"Remembering When" is centered around 16 key safety messages – eight fire prevention and eight fall prevention - developed by experts from national and local safety organizations as well as through focus group testing in high-fire-risk states.

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