Between Feb. 15 and Feb. 22, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 296 calls for service, among them the following:
Aid call: 2:18 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters helped a man who had just been assaulted and transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).
Aid call: 1:05 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters evaluated a man who had injured his hip in a previous tumble, and a private ambulance transported him to MAMC.
Aid call: 4:01 p.m., (Pacific). King County Medics and VRFA firefighters evaluated and treated a man with a seizure condition, and a private ambulance transported him to MAMC.
Aid call: 4:50 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters helped a senior citizen who had fallen out of bed and was complaining of a possible broken leg, and a VRFA aid unit transported her to a local hospital.
Accident: 6:45 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responding to a single-vehicle accident found the car on its side with the driver trapped inside, so they broke out the extrication tools and removed the driver out the rear hatchback. Fire personnel and King County Medic One paramedics evaluated the person, and King County Medic One transported the person to Tacoma General Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
Residential fire: 1:24 p.m., (Auburn). After firefighters had extinguished a residential fire, they searched the home to ensure no one else was inside, and discovered that a smoke alarm had alerted the occupants earlier. They all got out without injury. The fire is under investigation.
Car vs. pedestrian: 7:03 p.m., (South Auburn). Firefighters were dispatched to a woman who was unresponsive in the road after she had been struck by a vehicle. Firefighters found her unconscious with head injuries, so they treated and packaged her, and King County Medics transported her to Harborview Medical Center.
Four-plex fire: 11:50 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and units from South King Fire and Rescue and Puget Sound Fire and Rescue were responding to the 2700 block of 18th Avenue Southeast for a four-plex fire and found it coming from the windows of one unit, so they doused the flames, then searched and cleared the units. No one was hurt, but nine adults and one infant were displaced. Fire investigators are working to determine the fire’s cause.