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VRFA fire and rescue blotter | May 9
The Valley Regional Fire Authority received 199 requests for service between April 28 and May 3, among them the following:
Aid call: 4:14 p.m., (Pacific). With ice and a sling and a swath to secure his arm, firefighters treated a man who had fallen to the sidewalk and hurt himself. King County's Taxi Voucher program then helped the guy get a taxi ride to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.
Smoke investigation: 9:03 a.m., (South Auburn). After firefighters contacted a man who had been burning garbage, he informed them that the fire was out.
Aid call: 2:25 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters provided wound care for an 88-year-old man who had fallen, hurting his left arm. The man declined transport to a medical facility.
Aid call: 6:58 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medics used drug therapy to help a senior citizen with a chronic medical condition who was struggling to breathe. Medics later drove the man to a local hospital for follow-up care.
Aid call: 2:12 p.m., (Lea Hill). After firefighters treated a man who had dislocated his knee while he was on a riding lawnmower, a private ambulance transported him to a local hospital.
Accident: 3:09 p.m., (Auburn). After firefighters extracted a female from a two-motor car accident, they arranged for a private ambulance to take her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center for more treatment and evaluation.