VRFA blotter | Jan. 24

  • Friday, January 24, 2020 10:50am
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Between Jan 13 and 19, the Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 251 calls for service, among them the following:

Jan. 13

Aid call: 8:38 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters evaluated a 71-year-old person who’d fallen and injured him or herself, and a private ambulance transported that person to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC).

Jan. 14

Aid call: 9:25 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters helped multiple, middle-aged patients who’d been involved in an accident on Highway 167 and transported one of them to MAMC.

Jan. 15

Assist APD: 7 a.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters helped Auburn Police with the equipment they needed to deal with a shoplift suspect in the attic of Haggens Groceries.

Jan. 16

Minor fire: 4:59 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to smoke spotted by a neighbor arrived at an apartment building to find light smoke rising from unattended cooking on a stove top, but no active fire. The apartment was undamaged, and on-site maintenance personnel helped the renters of the unit. There were no working smoke detectors in the apartment.

Jan. 17

Aid call: 11:07 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medic One tended to a middle-aged person who was complaining of feeling dizzy and light-headed, and paramedics transported the person to MAMC.

Jan. 18

Vehicle in water: 1:40 p.m., (Auburn. Firefighters responding to a vehicle in the Green River got to the scene to discover that Auburn Police and the reporting party could not safely determine if anyone was inside. The VRFA crew set up a safety system, and when it had confirmed that no one was inside, VRFA units helped the tow truck driver connect a hook, and up, out and away it went.

Jan. 19

Aid call: 5:19 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters treated a kid who had sustained an arm fracture and zipped the youth to MAMC.

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