VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Jan. 12

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Between Jan. 1 and 7, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 235 calls for service, among them the following:

Jan. 1

CPR: 7:35 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a report of a senior citizen who had been struggling to breathe and lost consciousness before they got there started CPR, and King County Medics provided advanced life support care that stabilized the woman. Medics transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

Jan. 2

Truck fire: 7:28 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and South King Fire & Rescue firefighters responding to a pickup truck fire on westbound Highway 18, just east of Interstate 5 found and then extinguished a fully-involved, engine compartment fire. When investigators determined that the cause of the fire was fluids that had leaked onto hot surfaces, firefighters turned the scene over to the Washington State Patrol.

Jan. 3

Aid call: 9:56 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters evaluated a young girl who was struggling to breathe, and then left her at home with her mother, with the advice that she bring the child to a doctor if the symptoms returned.

Jan. 4

Aid call: 8:49 a.m., (Pacific). Firefighters responding to a senior citizen who was complaining of generalized weakness found the woman in stable condition, and a private ambulance transported her to St. Francis Hospital.

Jan. 5

Aid call: 12:04 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters evaluated a woman who was complaining of abdominal pain and required transport to a hospital. Given that the wait time for a private ambulance company just then was more than 30 minutes, Engine 33 transported her to to MAMC.

Jan. 6

Accident: 10 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and Auburn Police responded to a two-car accident that had forced a vehicle into a nearby building at the intersection of 2nd Southeast and Auburn Way South. All occupants of the vehicles and building were uninjured, but the business had to close temporarily for repairs.

Jan. 7

Aid call: 1:23 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters helped a senior citizen who was complaining of generalized weakness, and a private ambulance transported him to MAMC.

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