June 10, 2008 · Updated 7:53 PM
SUQUAMISH North Kitsap Fire & Rescue firefighters were dispatched to the Cowling Creek trailhead, at Miller Bay and Canyon Creek roads, for a report of an elderly female hiker who was suffering chest pains June 25.
A member of the hiking group had used his cell phone to call 911. Medics from Kingston and Suquamish stations responded. Firefighters hiked about a mile into the woods around 2 p.m. and after about 35 minutes, the woman was safely loaded into an ambulance for transport to Harrison Hospital in Silverdale.
Fire Marshal calls
for fireworks safety
PORT ORCHARD Kitsap County Fire Marshals office is asking residents to Celebrate Safely this weekend and offers the following advice:
Families can attend the various community fireworks festivals, such as in Poulsbo July 3 and Kingston July 4.
If residents are going to light fireworks, purchase only legal fireworks and keep pets indoors. Keep a bucket of water close and have a water hose or fire extinguisher nearby to put out stray sparks.
When lighting fireworks, have a designated adult light them, use eye protection and wear safety goggles. Light them one at a time and keep a safe distance until the display is finished. If a device does not light or fire, an adult should wait at least 15 minutes, approach it carefully, and place it in a bucket of water.
Afterward, clean up all debris when finished and keep all unused fireworks out of sight and reach of children.
For more information, call Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Derrick Crawley at (360) 337-4442.