VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Aug. 12

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 181 calls for service between Aug. 1 and Aug. 7, among them the following:

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The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 181 calls for service between Aug. 1 and Aug. 7, among them the following:

Aug. 1

Aid call: 8:34 a.m. (Auburn). Firefighters responded to Emerald Downs racetrack for a jockey who had been thrown to the ground from his horse and remained unconscious for an undetermined amount of time. Firefighters evaluated the jockey and a private ambulance transported him to Valley Medical Center just to be safe.

Aug. 2

Brush fire: 8:07 p.m., (Pacific). Valley Com dispatched firefighters to a brush fire insidiously creeping toward a home. Firefighters arrived and discovered that residents had already put out the fire. The South King County Investigation Task Force investigated the fire.

Aug. 3

Aid call: 10:38 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters helped a man who had sustained multiple dog bite wounds to his leg, and a private ambulance whisked him off to Auburn Regional Medical Center.

Aug. 4

CPR: 1:15 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters and King County Medics responded to a man unconscious and unresponsive at the 1200 block of C Street Northwest. Upon arrival, firefighters found coworkers performing CPR. After treatment on scene, King County medics transported the man to ARMC.

Aug. 6

Brush fire: 1:33 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters used 750 gallons of water and shovels to snuff a brush fire off to the side of a freeway off ramp. Nobody was hurt, and the property suffered no damage other than to the roodside vegetation.

Aug. 7

Aid call: 9:40 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a boy who had fallen off his bike and hurt his head. Firefighters took the opportunity to educate the kid on bike helmet safety before transporting him to ARMC.

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