VRFA fire & rescue blotter | July 23

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 187 calls for service between July 12 and July 18, among which were the following:

July 12

Aid call: 3:14 p.m., (Lee Hill). Firefighters and King County Medics responded to a call to help an unconscious and unresponsive woman. After a lengthy resuscitation, King County Medic 6 transported the woman to Auburn Regional Medical Center for further care.

July 13

Aid call: 6 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a call to help a person who had attempted suicide. Firefighters gave medical care and called Auburn Police for an involuntary transport. A private ambulance transported the person to ARMC.

July 14

Head-on collision: 5:55 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters from the VRFA and Mountain View Fire and Rescue responding to a high-speed, head-on collision at the 36800 block of the Auburn-Enumclaw Highway found two heavily damaged vehicles, with one person trapped and one person semi-conscious. Firefighters used a rescue tool to get one victim out and King County Medic One transported the person to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. A private ambulance transported the other patient to ARMC.

July 15

Aid call: 7:33 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters helped an elderly woman who had fallen at home. A private ambulance transported the woman to Valley Medical Center.

July 16

Illegal burn: 7:33 p.m., (Pacific). Valley Com dispatched firefighters to an illegal burn. Once on scene, firefighters schooled the homeowner on the rules of having a recreational fire in the VRFA’s response area, and asked the person to kill the fire. The homeowner acknowledged the rules and complied by promptly snuffing the fire.

July 17

Arson: 10:53 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a suspected arson at Les Gove Park found three separate scorch marks and the remains of swim shorts on the rubberized surface of the boundary-free playground area. Firefighters notified Auburn police.

July 18

Aid call: 11:35 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medics successfully resuscitated a man found unconscious and unresponsive. Medics transported the man to ARMC.

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