Firearm Safety

Washington State Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network

The Washington State Firearm Tragedy Prevention Network was developed in 2016 to provide a forum for organizations, individuals, businesses and others from a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds to work together to prevent firearm tragedies. Meeting topics could include but are not limited to suicide prevention;violence prevention and response; injury prevention; safe firearm storage; community programming, tools, resources and education; and research.

Network meetings take place twice per year in various locations around Washington. To join and to receive emails, meeting and event announcements, complete this form.

  • Network activities and objectives include the opportunity to bring people, organizations and resources together in a non-political way to learn; network; share information and resources; and identify areas of opportunity to work together as it relates to firearm tragedy prevention.

    Activities and objectives:

    • Share and report out on what you/your organization is doing, including tools and resources.
    • Share research, evaluation and best practices.
    • Learn from each other.
    • Build partnerships.
    • Identify areas of opportunity to collaborate.
    • Educate children, youth, families and adults about preventing firearm tragedies.
    • Use a public health approach to prevent firearm tragedies.
  • Anyone with an interest in keeping communities safe, educated and informed about firearm tragedy prevention. We encourage all of the following to attend network meetings: individuals; community organizations; businesses; government leaders; public health professionals; social services; law enforcement and first responders; educators; firearm advocates; parents; mental health and healthcare providers; and community leaders.

    Join us! Network meetings take place twice per year in various locations around Washington. To join and to receive emails, meeting and event announcements, fill out this form.

Upcoming Meetings

Spring/Summer 2022

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Location: Zoom

Email us for a meeting invitation.

Past Meeting Agendas and Presentations

All files are PDFs.

Firearm Tragedy Prevention at Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s is committed to protecting youth from firearm tragedies and will work to reduce youth access to firearms to prevent suicide, injury and unintentional death by firearm. We aim to do this by:

  • Increasing access to and proper use of safe firearm storage devices through our community safe firearm storage giveaway events and internal distribution efforts at our different sites of care
  • Raising awareness through various outreach activities to families; caregivers; community organizations; firearm retailers; mental and healthcare providers; and others on the importance and effectiveness of safe firearm storage
  • Serving as a community resource in support of firearm tragedy prevention including violence and suicide prevention efforts around the state and region
  • Participating in and working to identify evidence-based interventions and strategies to help inform and prevent firearm tragedies

Suicide Prevention Resources

Safe Firearm Storage Resources