Fire & rescue blotter

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 173 calls for service between Sept. 29 and Oct. 5, among them the following:

  • Friday, October 10, 2008 5:54pm
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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 173 calls for service between Sept. 29 and Oct. 5, among them the following:

SEPT. 29

Water rescue: 11:02 p.m., (Lake Tapps). A reported boat collision on Lake Tapps resulted in one death and nine injuries. East Pierce Fire and Rescue were the first to arrive and called for mutual aid water rescue assistance from the Valley Regional Fire Authority. VRFA Dive 31 personnel responded with the Renton Fire Department dive team. Units on location performed a coordinated search of the lake and pronounced one person dead at the scene and nine other people injured. The Pierce County Sheriff in investigating the accident.

OCT. 1

Tear gas release: 3:19 p.m., (Auburn). Engine 31 responded to a chemical leak being reported by workers in a business park in northwest Auburn. Aid 311 was then dispatched to a separate business in the same park for multiple complaints of burning eyes. Battalion 31 was called when additional complaints rolled in. Workers reported that they had heard an explosion at the police range, followed by a drifting cloud of gas. VCC confirmed that a neighboring police agency had set-off a tear gas grenade at the range. None of the workers required transport, and the gas was ventilated naturally.

OCT. 2

Car-pedestrian collision: 5:40 p.m., (Auburn). VRFA units and King County Medic 6 responded to a 15-year-old female who had been struck by a motor vehicle, estimated to be traveling at about 10-15 mph when it hit her. Engine and Aid 32 arrived to find the girl lying in the roadway and determined that she had sustained internal injuries. Airlift Northwest flew the girl to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

OCT. 3

Roll-over accident:

6:31 p.m., (Pacific).

Aid 31, Engine 38 and Battalion 31 responded to a reported one-vehicle rollover accident on the NB167 onramp from Ellingson Road. On arrival, VRFA personnel found a late model Toyota 4×4

that had rolled off the ramp after losing control and ended up on its wheels. There was one occupant in the vehicle. Personnel evaluated the driver and determined that he or she was uninjured. Washington State Patrol arrived and took control

of the accident scene investigation.


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