Fire & rescue blotter

Between Aug. 24 and Aug. 19,

Between Aug. 24 and Aug. 19,

the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 197 calls for service, among them the following:

Aug. 19

Aid call: 4:22 p.m., (Auburn). Medics responded to a reported stabbing and found a person who had inflicted some superficial wounds on him or herself with a razor. Personnel treated this person and an ambulance transported him or her to Auburn Regional Medical Center.

Aug. 20

Service call: 6:30 p.m., (Auburn). Engine 31 responded to a report of wires down and a tree fallen in the roadway at the 200 block of E Street SE. Personnel noted there were no wires involved in the incident and removed the tree to open the road.

Aug. 21

Aid call: 7:45 p.m., (Auburn). Aid 32 responded to a man experiencing shortness of breath. Turns out that the patient’s oxygen saturation was only at 78 percent owing to chronic lung disease. Personnel treated the man with oxygen therapy and an ambulance transported him to ARMC.

Aug. 22

CPR and attempted airlift: 8:27 a.m., (Pacific). Engine

38 and Medic 6 responded to a possible cardiac event with a person in significant distress. The man’s condition deteriorated, and CPR was initiated 13 minutes into the incident. Personnel asked Airlift Northwest to transport the man; however, he died before he could be loaded onto the helicopter despite the resuscitative efforts.

Aug. 23

Aid call: 4:20 p.m., (Lea Hill). Engine 34 responded to Mountain View High School for a teenager with a football injury. The young man had dislocated his elbow during practice. Personnel evaluated and treated the teen and an ambulance transported him to ARMC.

Aug. 24

Service call: 5:30 p.m., (Auburn). Engine 31 responded to a report of a citizen stuck in an elevator, got into the car using a specialty key made for opening elevator doors from the outside and found the person trapped but not hurt.