The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 260 requests for service between Aug. 24 and Aug. 29, among them the following:
Accident: 8:48 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Once firefighters checked out a bicyclist who had been struck by a vehicle, they determined that his injuries did not require additional immediate medical attention.
Rescue: 5:32 p.m., (Mutual Aid with Enumclaw Fire). Firefighters responded with several other King County fire departments to a rescue call in the Green River Gorge, where they recovered the body of a young man who had fallen into the river and died. Firefighters then turned the scene over to King County sheriff’s deputies for investigation.
Apartment fire: 3:59 p.m., (Federal Way). A VRFA unit hustling to provide help at an apartment fire in the 100 block of South 339th Street in Federal Way arrived to find heavy smoke billowing out of the two-story building. Firefighters attacked the fire from the inside to extinguish it, but it destroyed all four units and displaced all of the families in the building. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Nobody was hurt.
CPR: 5:30 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medic One personnel who had been dispatched to Emerald Downs racetrack for a CPR in progress arrived to find an older gentleman unconscious and unresponsive to the CPR that racetrack EMT’s were administering. Fire personnel and Medic 6 continued CPR on the man, and with one shock, he regained a pulse. King County Medics transported him to Valley Medical Center.
Accident: 6:45 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to reports of a car down an embankment with one person rolling around beside it found two people, a man who had been ejected and a woman still in the vehicle. VRFA personnel and King County Medic One treated the man and Airlift Northwest flew him to Harborview Medical Center for further evaluation. Firefighters also treated the woman, and a private ambulance transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center. The car was said to have been traveling westbound on Knickerbocker Drive at a high rate of speed when it missed a corner at the base of the hill and rolled several times before coming to rest about 40 feet down the embankment.
Car Fire: 1:12 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters were called to an abandoned passenger vehicle fully engulfed in flames. They put out the fire and released the scene to the King County Sheriff’s Office for further investigation.
Fall: 1:13 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters and King County Medics were dispatched to a 2-year-old boy who had fallen from a window of his third floor apartment. They found him with multiple injuries and treated him at the scene before Airlift Northwest flew him to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.