VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Oct. 26
October 24, 2012 · Updated 5:48 PM
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 207 calls for service between Oct. 15 and 21, among them the following:
Aid call: 9:05 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters treated an older woman who had fallen and struck her head, and a private ambulance transported her to a local hospital for further treatment.
Aid call: 11:11 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a semi-truck rollover on Highway 18 at Highway 167 discovered that the driver had gotten himself out of the truck, so they evaluated him and a private ambulance transported him in stable condition to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC). Firefighters stuck around while the Washington State Department of Transportation spread sand on the diesel spill and up-righted the semi-truck.
Oven fire: 4:36 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters responding to a report of a small fire in an oven and finding the fire still blazing away in the oven extinguished it, removed the smoke and turned the home back to the resident. Turns out the resident had been storing combustible materials in the drawer under the oven.
Fall injury: 8:13 a.m., (Algona). Valley Com dispatched firefighters to help a person who had fallen and sustained a knee injury. Firefighters examined the person, splinted that injured knee and a private ambulance transported him or her to St. Francis Hospital.
Aid call: 2:51 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters evaluated a young girl who had been playing on playground equipment when she fell and sustained a possible broken collar bone. A private ambulance transported her to MAMC.
Aid call: 1:30 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters treated a woman who'd been complaining of pain and nausea caused by a recent surgery and transported her to a local hospital for further treatment.
Aid call: 11:24 a.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medics treated a man who had been shocked by a high voltage power line and Medics transported him to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.