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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Feb. 21
Between Feb. 10 and 16, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 176 calls for service, among them the following:
Aid call: 12:57 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters treated an older man with a decreased level of consciousness before a private ambulance transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Fire alarm: 3 p.m., (Algona). After the fire alarm system of a commercial building was tripped, firefighters discovered that the responsible party was an alarm system company at work on a commercial building next door. Firefighters reset both fire alarm systems.
Aid call: 11:19 a.m., (Auburn). After firefighters helped a man who had fallen and sustained a minor head injury, the man declined transport to a hospital. Firefighters advised him to seek medical attention on his own.
Aid call: 6:40 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). After firefighters helped a woman who had fallen and injured her pelvis, a private ambulance transported her to Good Samaritan Hospital.
Aid call: 11:25 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters and medics helped a boy afflicted with a rapid heart rate, and medics transported him to MAMC.
Aid call: 1:33 p.m., (Pacific). After firefighters treated a man who'd been complaining of hip pain secondary to slipping and falling, his family transported him to MAMC.
Structure fire: 12:30 p.m., (District 31). Fire crews dispatched to a fire in the basement of a single-family home attacked the flames and extinguished the fire before it could spread to the rest of the house. The Red Cross put the displaced family into temporary housing. The King County Fire Investigation Team is investigating.