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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Nov. 22
The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 170 calls for service between Nov. 11 and 17, among them the following:
Aid call: 12:06 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters evaluated a man who was dizzy and suffering from a headache before a private ambulance hustled the man off to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Natural gas leak: 12:45 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a gas leak at the 2300 block of West Valley Highway North found a wall meter broken off by falling debris. Firefighters evacuated the building until Puget Sound Energy could secure the gas leak and repair the meter. Nobody was hurt.
Aid call: 7:15 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters and King County Medics treated an Auburn senior struggling to catch her breath, and then a private ambulance motored her to MAMC in stable condition.
Aid call: 11:10 a.m., (Auburn). Once firefighters and King County Medics responding to an older woman complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath determined her sufferings were not heart related, a private ambulance drove her to MAMC for further care.
Aid call: 12:15 p.m., (Pacific). After firefighters helped a woman complaining of high blood pressure, a private ambulance transported her in stable condition to MAMC.
Aid call: 7:32 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responded to the 6600 block of Francis Ave Southeast to help a man in the throes of severe kidney pain. Firefighters performed an exam and took vitals, and then a private ambulance drove the man to MAMC.
Aid call: 5:03 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters evaluated a man suffering from flu-like symptoms, and then a private ambulance transported him to an area hospital.