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Ski and snowboard helmets available from Marysville Fire District

MARYSVILLE — As winter approaches, so does the promise of snow. When families head to the mountains to enjoy snow sports such as skiing, snowboarding and tubing, they should also protect their heads by wearing properly fitted helmets. When worn properly, helmets can prevent or reduce the effects of 53 percent of the head injuries suffered by children in the United States while skiing or snowboarding, according to Safe Kids USA.

The Marysville Fire District is proud to offer ski and snowboard helmets at a cost of $25 each, which includes a free fitting. The helmets are available in small, medium and large sizes, and will fit young children through most adults.

The helmets are provided by Safe Kids Snohomish County and are of equal quality to the helmets found in specialty stores, for a fraction of the cost. They come with lined padding and ear covers. The cost of the helmet goes back into keeping a supply of helmets stocked throughout the winter months. Neither the Marysville Fire District nor Safe Kids Snohomish County makes a profit from the cost.

To purchase a ski helmet, contact the Marysville Fire District at 360-363-8500 to set up a fitting appointment. The person for whom the helmet is intended for must be present at time of its fitting and purchase.

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