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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Pulse Point

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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

KFD New Rescue Truck

kent fire department fire rescue truck

This summer the Fire Department replaced their 30 year old heavy duty rescue truck with a new 50,000 pound all-purpose rescue vehicle that is packed full of an amazing array of life-saving equipment. This 2019 Pierce Rescue truck is designed to meet rescu...

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Spotlights - Public Safety
Posted on: December 16, 2019

KFD Technical Rescue Updates

kent fire department at a river rescue

It was estimated in mid-June 2019 that the water flow spiked to over a billion gallons per day, up from a normal of around 400 million gallons per day. This increased flow and higher water level undermined root systems causing trees to fall and creating w...

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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

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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
Posted on: December 13, 2019

Citizen Police Academy

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The Kent Police Department is pleased to offer the Kent community the opportunity to participate in the Citizen Police Academy (CPA). The Citizen Police Academy offers a chance for members of the Kent area to see first hand what police officers do and exp...

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Spotlights - Public Safety