Several Snohomish County fire districts and police agencies plan a mass casualty drill at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Station 71, 8010 180th St. in Clearview.
Drama students from Jackson High School and families of the firefighters will play the victims. They will be placed at the scene of a pretend school bus accident and will have varying degrees of injuries.
Some graduation advice for parents
It’s high school graduation time. That means party time.
Parental supervision of parties is critical. That’s the message from the state Department of Social and Health Services.
The 2002 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey, funded in part by DSHS, found that 43 percent of the state’s high school seniors drink alcohol regularly and 27 percent are binge drinkers.
Ideas to keep teens safe:
* Know where your children are at all times, whether it’s graduation night or not.
* Ban parties unsupervised by adults. Parents can be liable for damage to property and people that results from underage drinking in their home, even if they are not present.
* Have planned activities and little or no alcohol available for adult partygoers.
* Serve sparkling cider and other soft drinks, and provide lots of snacks.
* Tell guests who choose to leave the activity that they may not return.
* Take car keys from any guests who arrive under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, and have their parents pick them up.
For a free copy of the Parents Guide to Drinking, Driving and Drugs, contact the Washington State Alcohol/Drug Clearinghouse at 800-662-9111.
Cogswell joins highway program
Henry Cogswell College in Everett is joining the state’s Adopt-A-Highway program. The college has committed to cleaning two sections of I-5 south and two sections of Highway 529 between Everett and Marysville.
Student, faculty and staff volunteers will participate in four maintenance projects a year.
Their first is Friday. Give them a wave.
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