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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | March 8
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 167 requests for service between Feb. 25 and March 3, among them the following:
Fuel leak: 6:30 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responded to the parking lot of Top Foods for a 1/2 gallon fuel leak, which began dripping after the vehicle in question left a repair shop where it had been for oil change maintenance. Firefighters applied absorbent, and a tow truck hauled off the vehicle.
Aid call: 4:20 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters helped a man who was complaining of a sudden drop in blood pressure secondary to lifting a sack of flour. A private ambulance transported the man to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Aid call: 1:41 p.m., (Pacific). Crews responding to reports of an ill female began treatment, King County Medics evaluated her and a private ambulance transported her to MAMC.
Aid call: 7:27 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responded to a senior citizen who had fallen from a standing position and injured his hip and ribs. A private ambulance transported the man to MAMC.
Aid call: 8:08 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters responding to a woman in the throes of severe abdominal pain evaluated her before a private ambulance transported her to MAMC in stable condition.
Accident: 5:45 p.m., (Lakeland). Firefighters responding to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Lakeland Hills Way and Lake Tapps Parkway found that both vehicles had sustained moderate damage and that all airbags had deployed. Firefighters treated two occupants for neck and back injuries and stabilized them before a private ambulance whisked them off to MAMC for more evaluation.
Aid call: 8:38 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a woman who was struggling to catch her breath treated her for an ongoing medical issue and transported her to a local hospital for further treatment.