Between Oct. 30 and Nov. 5, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 305 calls for service, among them the following.
Collision: 5:20 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters and King County paramedics responded to a two-car, head-on accident in the 4500 block of Auburn Way North. Firefighters extricated multiple victims, two of whom were transported to Harborview Medical Center, one by Airlift N.W. and one by Medic One via ground transport. A private ambulance motored two others to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.
Aid call: 9:49 p.m. (Lea Hill). Firefighters responded to an Auburn senior citizen who was complaining of epistaxis. On scene, VRFA personnel treated the woman for a nosebleed, and a private ambulance transported her to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.
Truck vs. pedestrian: 12:16 p.m. (Algona). Firefighters responding to a semi-truck vs. pedestrian on southbound SR 167 arrived to find a person lying in the road with multiple injuries. Firefighters and King County paramedics treated the person on the scene, and Airlift Northwest transported the person to Harborview Medical Center.
House fire: 12:14 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a “room and contents” house fire. The structure was already evacuated on arrival, and firefighters made entry and quickly extinguished the flames. Paramedics treated the homeowner for minor smoke inhalation, and a private ambulance transported the person to MultiCare Auburn for further care.
Aid call: no time given (Algona). Engine 338 was dispatched to help a woman with a decreased level of consciousness and found her alert but displaying signs of a stroke. King County Medics evaluated the woman, and private ambulance transported her to Valley Medical Center.
Tree in roadway: 1:16 p.m. (Lea Hill). Firefighters responding to a reported tree down on the roadway arrived to find a small tree over one lane, so they removed it from the road so traffic could safely pass.
Overdose: 6:50 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to what was initially called CPR. Upon arrival, firefighters found a man showing signs of a fentanyl overdose. With multiple doses of Naloxone administered before arrival by bystanders, firefighters managed the man’s airway and helped with respiration until the man regained consciousness. The patient was transported to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center for further evaluation.
Overdose: 1:50 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a woman who had overdosed on fentanyl. Firefighters and Auburn PD provided Naloxone and life-saving treatment to the woman. She was revived, evaluated, and a private ambulance transported her to a local hospital.