Two-car crash requires jaws of life | Fire blotter

Between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 303 calls for service, among them the following:

Oct. 31

Abandoned house: 6 p.m. (Pacific). Firefighters responding to a fire in an abandoned house found the building fully ablaze, and they swiftly extinguished the fire. The VRFA’s Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.

Nov. 1

Aid call: 2:16 p.m. (Pacific). Firefighters and paramedics responding to a woman who was vomiting on the side of a road found her near her car, unconscious. Firefighters and paramedics treated the woman, and then paramedics and one firefighter hurried her to Valley Medical Center for continued care.

Nov. 2

Accident: 9:25 p.m. (Lea Hill). Responding to reports of a two-vehicle, head-on collision, VRFA firefighters and King County Paramedics found two people with critical injuries. VRFA personnel then extricated one person with the jaws of life and treated both of them. One person was helicoptered to Harborview Medical Center and the other was transported by King County Medics to the same hospital. The Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority contributed to patient care and handled incident command activities.

Nov. 3

Aid call: 5:50 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters evaluated a man who was complaining of confusion and lethargy, and then a private ambulance motored him to a local hospital for further definitive care.

Nov. 4

Wires down: 9:30 p.m. (Auburn). Firefighters called to investigate wires down that were sparking and kindling a small brush fire, and found wires down across a roadway with minor fire and arcing in trees. Firefighters secured the area, called for Puget Sound Energy and waited for a crew to arrive.

Nov. 5

Aid call: 10:10 a.m. (Pacific). Firefighters evaluated and treated a man who’d fallen and sustained a head injury, and then a private ambulance hurried him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.

Nov. 6

Stabbing: 8:02 p.m. (Algona). Firefighters treated a man who had been stabbed in the abdomen, and then King County Medic One paramedics transported him to Harborview Medical Center.