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Spokane Fire, Spokane Valley Fire depts. work together to reduce falls

Spokane County has double the rate of fatal falls compared to the entire state, according to the Spokane Regional Health District. This is one reason why both Spokane and Spokane Valley Fire hope to reduce that number through a new pilot program. For both the departments, falls are their top medical calls.

Jimmy Carter home from hospital

Anyone who's ever had a fragile grandparent knows that falls are especially dangerous for the elderly -- and Jimmy Carter has had three falls in the past six months.