Washington Community Paramedic Program Takes on Fall Prevention

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Washington (KING5) – Falls are a leading cause of serious injury for older Americans. As baby boomers age, the problem is only getting worse.

Snohomish County Fire District 1 is trying to catch the problem before it gets any worse.

“Falls are a huge, huge volume of our calls, we responded to approximately a thousand falls calls last year and those are people with injuries,” said Kristen Thorstenson, a new community resource specialist who is focusing mostly on fall prevention.

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