Health, Safety and Injury Prevention
Public Health Influenza/Flu and Disease Information
Heart Attack and Stroke
Prevent Falls

​Falls are the number one reason for Thurston County Medic One paramedic responses to trauma. Click here for fall prevention resources.

Injury Protection for Children

​Safe Kids Thurston County

Safe Kids Thurston County / Child Care Action Council seeks to eliminate unintentional injuries in children 14 and under. Phone: (360) 786-8907, Danielle x106; Toll free: (800) 845-0956; Email: Thurston County

Child Car Seat Safety Program - Thurston County Sheriff's Office provides car seat installation information and clinics. For more information click here.

Helmet Safety - Please wear a helmet when using bicycles, skateboards, skates, or other means which increase the speed at which your body is moving.

Personal Floatation Devices - When playing or working on or in the water, wearing a personal flotation device can save your life.

Poisoning Prevention Resources

​Poisoning prevention and information from the Washington State Poison Control Center.

Injury and Violence Prevention Resources

West Region EMS & Trauma Care Council, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, to plan, develop, and administer the EMS and trauma care system in the 4.5 counties that make up the Region: Grays Harbor , Lewis, N. Pacific, Pierce and Thurston. It is one of eight regional councils statewide and funded primarily through a contract with the Office of Emergency Medical and Trauma Prevention Washington State Department of Health (DOH).

Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Injury and Violence Prevention Program. The goal of our Injury and Violence Prevention Program is to eliminate preventable death and disability due to injury and violence. We work to reduce injury risk in Washington State. We use our data to identify prevention priorities and develop interventions based on best practices. We work with local partners on prevention programs such as: Motor vehicle safety, Senior falls, Unintentional poisoning, Drowning, Suicide, Sexual violence

Heat related injury prevention information
Click this link to view and download pamphlet regarding prevention, signs/symptoms and first aid information about dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke.

Emergency/Disaster Family Preparedness Resources

Thurston County Emergency Management has a variety of public education programs to improve individual and family emergency preparedness.


The Red Cross is here to make sure you are as prepared as you possibly can be for potential disasters and other emergencies.

These events can strike suddenly, at any time and anywhere.