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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Oct. 18
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 168 calls for service between Oct. 7 and Oct. 13, among them the following:
Car vs. motorcycle: 2:54 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a report of a car vs. motorcycle collision found that the motorcyclist had been thrown approximately 20 to 30 feet, sustaining multiple injuries. The driver of the other vehicle sustained a minor hand injury. Firefighters and medics treated the motorcyclist at the scene, then medics transported him to Valley Medical Center. Firefighters treated the driver of the car, then a private ambulance transported him or her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.
Aid call: 6:18 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters evaluated a woman who'd been complaining of chest tightness. She chose to stay home with her family.
Automatic fire alarm: 10:07 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters dispatched to an automatic fire alarm determined that the air compressor had been turned off, activating the sprinkler system.
Aid call: 7:43 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters examined a man who had fallen and hit his head, sustaining minor injuries. A private ambulance transported the man to St. Francis Hospital.
Aid call: 2:05 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters responding to a teenage boy who had fallen from his skateboard treated him at the scene, then a private ambulance transported him to a local hospital.
Aid call: 5:06 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters helped a man who'd sustained a dislocated shoulder, then, at his request, a private car transported him to MAMC.
Aid call: 6:23 p.m., (North Auburn). Firefighters treated a man who had fallen on a sidewalk and cut his head, then a private ambulance transported him to MAMC.