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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Fire Extinguisher Training Simulator

electronic fire extinguisher simulation

To teach people how to properly use a fire extinguisher, they can practice by using a training simulator.

Using an electronic fire extinguisher, people can put out a simulated fire using the same techniques as in a real fire. At the end, the machine reads ...

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Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Free 9-1-1 Public Education Course

Dispatchers sitting at desk

A lot has changed since you were taught how to call 9-1-1 from a landline in an emergency.

You now have choices like cell phones, medical alert devices, Voip or internet phones, SOS apps and more. Each of these technologies presents different information a...

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Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Pulse Point

pulse point red and white logo

Kent introduces PulsePoint, an app to connect and alert the community of emergencies. PulsePoint Respond empowers everyday citizens to provide lifesaving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.. PulsePoint is not used to notify emergency responder...

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Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon monoxide detector attached to a wall

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a gas that has no odor and is poisonous. Because of these characteristics it is known as the invisible killer. It can make a person feel sick and it can also be deadly. In the home, heating and cooking devices that burn fuel can be...

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Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Winter Safety

fire burning in an indoor fireplace

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), heating, holiday decorations, winter storms and candles all contribute to an increased risk of fire during the winter months. And during those winter months we see an increase in home fires thr...

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Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Snow Parking Ban

a snow covered street with parked cars

The City of Kent recognizes the importance of removing snow from the city streets so residents can safely navigate the roads during the winter months. 

Anytime it snows more than two inches or more within a 24 hour period, it is unlawful to park a...

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Spotlights - Public Safety