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April 23, 2012 -- This past Saturday, a two-year old fell from a second story window in Tigard.
Firefighter/paramedics from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Station responded and found the girl conscious. They mobilized her and she was transported to an area hospital by Metro West Ambulance to be evaluated for injuries.
Fires and falls of all kinds are among the leading causes of injury and death in young children. While some falls occur from windows, it is important to realize that in the event of a fire, a window can also save a child’s life. This is why windows play a critical role in home safety.
Portland Fire & Rescue, in partnership with other local fire agencies, encourages citizens to stay safe around the windows in your home:
For information about Oregon's Campaign to StopWindowFalls, go to www.stopat4.com