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VRFA Fire and Rescue Blotter | July 29
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 165 calls for service between July 18 and July 24, among them the following:
Aid call: 4:57 p.m., (Lea Hill). After firefighters examined and treated a woman for a leg wound sustained during an unfortunate encounter with an aggressive raccoon. A private vehicle transported her in stable condition to an urgent care facility for further evaluation.
CPR: 2:52 p.m., (Auburn). Valley Com dispatched firefighters to the Boeing facility where a man undergoing CPR was waiting. The Boeing Fire Department,firefighters, and King County Medics treated the man, stabilized him at the scene and King County Medics transported him with a heartbeat to Auburn Regional Medical Center.
Aid call: 10:49 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Valley Com dispatched firefighters to an elderly woman showing stroke-like symptoms. Firefighters examined the woman, administered oxygen and prepared her for transportation to a local hospital via private ambulance
Aid call: 2:35 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters helped an elderly man who had fallen out of a seat on a Metro bus. The man sufered no injuries, so firefighters left him to continue his journey.
Aid call: 9:19 a.m., (Auburn). Valley Com dispatched firefighters per police request to check out a teenager who had consumed "spice" or synthetic marijuana. Firefighters examined the kid and determined that he or she needed further evaluation and treatment. A private ambulance whisked the kid off to a local hospital.
Aid call: 5:54 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters responded to a young woman with a rapid heart rate. Firefighters and King County Paramedics evaluated and stabilized the young woman and King County Medics transported her to ARMC.
Aid call: 9:30 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and paramedics helped an unresponsive male and firefighters transported him to ARMC.