VRFA fire and rescue blotter | July 27

  • Friday, July 27, 2018 10:30am
  • News

Between July 16 and 22, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 264 calls for service, among them the following:

July 16

Aid call: 2:27 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters and King County Medics examined a middle-aged man who was complaining of an altered level of consciousness, and medics transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

July 17

Aid call: 6:21 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters treated a small boy who had fallen from monkey bars and injured his arm, and his father transported him to MAMC for a precautionary X-ray.

July 18

Grass Fire: 6:57 p.m.,(Auburn). Firefighters were responding to a grass fire that had been ignited by a malfunctioning lawn mower and then spread from the grass to a nearby fence, but neighbors had the fire out before firefighters could get there.

July 19

Smoke investigation: 2:30 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a report of smoke searched the area and found homeowners burning yard debris. Firefighters notified the grateful family of King County’s burn ban, and extinguished the fire.

July 20

Accident: 8:08 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters treated a woman and two girls who’d been involved in a vehicle rollover accident along eastbound Highway 18. King County Medics transported one of the girls to Harborview Medical Center for an abdominal injury, and a private ambulance transported the others to MAMC for minor injuries.

July 21

Aid call: 11 a.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters dispatched to a woman who was not responding to friends and family found her breathing normally but non-responsive to verbal commands. Firefighters determined that the woman’s vital signs were stable and required her transportation to a local hospital, which a VRFA aid-unit did.

July 22

Water rescue: (Green River Gorge). Firefighters responded as mutual aid to help a young woman who had fallen off a 50-foot cliff into the Green River. Crews pulled the woman from the river and brought her to the parking area. King County Medics then transported the woman to a waiting Airlift Northwest Helicopter for a ride to Harborview Medical Center.

More in News

Mayor’s food drive begins week of Sept. 24

Put donations out on your Waste Management collection day

Salmon SEEson’ returns: Spot fish coming home to King County rivers and streams

Native salmon – including sockeye, chinook, coho and chum – have begun… Continue reading

Show of classic chrome

Hot Rod Garage Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show shines at the Bus Barn Bonanza Bazaar

Gerstman chosen as vice president at Highline College

Higher ed, fundraising veteran to join leadership team

World War II veterans are special guests at breakfast

World War II veterans attended a quarterly breakfast sponsored by the Muckelshoot… Continue reading

Jail break

Cities criticize Federal Way’s decision to leave 11-year-old SCORE partnership

Delta Air Lines, Habitat for Humanity kick off final blitz build of veterans community

Volunteer-powered effort is part of Megan’s Meadow nine-unit project

Auburn area students named to UW dean’s list

Students from the Auburn area have been named to the dean’s list… Continue reading

One small island, one big mission

Auburn native supports the Navy’s ‘silent service’ half a world away in Guam

Most Read