Emergency information to be presented at Sequim wellness forum Dec. 14

SEQUIM — Capt. Derrell Sharp of Clallam County Fire District No. 3 will present a free WOW! Working on Wellness Forum, “When to Call 9-1-1 and What to Do,” on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

The presentation will be at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. in Sequim.

Sharp is a 25-year member of the fire district and is currently the medical safety officer. He also has worked as a paramedic for 20 years.

He will present information related to activation of the 9-1-1 system.

Topics discussed will include the signs and symptoms of heart attacks and strokes, how these medical emergencies are managed and treated, and why early activation is essential.

Sharp will also talk about do-not-resuscitate orders, physician orders for life-sustaining treatment (POLST) forms, living wills and the Fire District No. 3 Vial of Life.

WOW! Working on Wellness is a health education program of the Dungeness Valley Health &Wellness Clinic, Sequim’s free clinic. The clinic provides basic urgent care and chronic health care services to uninsured community members.

The clinic is supported by more than 70 volunteers, including physicians, other professional health care providers and laypersons, and private and public donations.

The basic urgent care clinic is open to patients Monday and Thursday evenings beginning at 5.

People interested in supporting the clinic can call 360-582-0218.

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