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Island County Sheriff and Swinomish Tribal Police are co-hosting a health and well-being training for all 1st Responders in March.

This training is for all 1st responders, police, fire, military/veterans, corrections, dispatchers, chaplains, retired 1st responders, spouses, professional staff, clinicians, and all who work in the public safety field.

Island County Sheriff Rick Felici and Chief Lou D’Amelio say they and their entire staff take mental health and general well-being seriously. It’s been a wonderful turn of tides that we are finally talking about our own mental health, learning more techniques and tools to help us so that we can not only survive this career, but thrive. And take these tools into the field with us to help the public.

They are targeting the areas of Clallam, Jefferson, Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties.

1st Responder Conferences presents a multi-faceted two-day seminar and networking event for improving the mental health and wellness of our first responders. By discussing the real 21st Century issues that are consistently facing our first responders and their families, our conference will provide awareness, resources and action items to combat PTSD, depression, suicide, addiction, stress, and overall mental health.

1st Responder Conferences proudly introduces a line-up of credible nationally recognized speakers who will address matters that impact the personal and professional lives of first responders and their family members through dynamic and engaging presentations for the entire first responder community. This two-day seminar is unique in that your spouses or significant others who support you are invited to come learn with you.

With a progressive and forward message of optimism and sustainability, 1st Responder Conferences goal is pushing past traditional silence and bringing first responder wellness to our America's Heroes.

Hosted by The Island County Sheriff's Office and Swinomish Tribal Police

When: March 20-21, 2019
Time: 0800-1600
Where: Swinomish Casino and Lodge
12885 Casino Drive

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,695 Confirmed Skagit Cases
390-399 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

299 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
37,483 Fully Vaccinated
52,143 Initial Doses Given


363,840 Confirmed Cases Statewide
21,743 Hospitalizations

5,428 Deaths Statewide
1,982,674 Fully Vaccinated
2,927,970 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, April 22, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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