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Medics use ‘jaws of life’ | Fire blotter

  • Friday, May 7, 2021 3:21pm
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Between April 26 and May 2, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 278 calls for service, among them the following.

April 26

Aid call: 7:10 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters evaluated and stabilized an unconscious and unresponsive woman in her 60s, then paramedics evaluated her and a private ambulance transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

April 27

Collision: 5:04 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a 6-vehicle collision on southbound SR 167 at West Main Street assessed multiple patients and transported one to MAMC for further treatment.

April 28

Accident: 7:13 p.m., (North Auburn). Firefighters respondeing to a hit-and-run accident treated one person for injuries and transported him or her to Valley Medical Center.

April 29

Residential fire: 12:36 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters arrived at a call to find smoke showing from the garage of a residence, then flames. After firefighters extinguished the conflagration, they searched the home and checked for fire extension. No occupants were injured. The Fire Marshal is investing the cause of the fire.

April 30

Accident: 1 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County paramedics responding to a 2-car, motor vehicle accident on Highway 18 at Weyerhaeuser Way extricated one trapped person, whom they treated before paramedics transported him or her to Harborview Medical Center. The second person sustained minor injuries and was evaluated at the scene but decided not to go to the hospital.

May 1

Passenger car fire: 8:52 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters extinguished a fully-involved passenger vehicle fire on the shoulder of Westbound SR 18 at Weyerhaeuser Way. and then turned the scene over to the Washington State Patrol.

Aid call: 9:54 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responded to a fight involving 8 – 10 individuals in a parking lot. First, Auburn Police secured the scene, then they asked VRFA personnel to check the involved parties. Police detained only one person, who had sustained minor scratches to her face. and after firefighters treated her they left her with police.

May 2

Accident: 10:58 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medic One paramedics who’d been dispatched to a motor vehicle accident found two vehicles that had sustained significant damage. A single male in one of the vehicles had to be extricated using the “Jaws of Life”. before firefighters and paramedics could treat him, and then Airlift Northwest flew him to Harborview Medical Center. At the same time, firefighters evaluated five passengers in the second vehicle before a private ambulance transported him to MAMC with minor injuries.

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