The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 172 calls for service between Aug. 8 and Aug. 14, among them the following:
Aid call: 6:08 p.m., (Pacific). Firefighters helped a man complaining of severe chest pain before King County Medics transported him in stable condition to Auburn Regional Medical Center.
Aid call: 2:04 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters helped a boy who had sustained a minor dog bite. The injuries did not require the kid’s transportation to the hospital so firefighters released him to his mother.
Aid call: 10:54 p.m., (Lakeland Hills). Firefighters responded to a woman with severe abdominal pain. The patient was examined and transported by private ambulance to UW Medical for further evaluation and treatment.
Fire alarm: 5:08 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters responded to a commercial fire alarm at the Technical Center on the GRCC campus. The alarm turned out to be the result of an accidental smoke detector activation that had gone off when someone had attempted to make popcorn. There was no fire, and the alarm system was reset without further incident.
Dumpster fire: 7:15 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responded to a Dumpster fire at Mt. Baker Middle School. Responding personnel extinguished the fire. The dumpster sustained minor damage, and no firefighters were injured during the incident.
Accident: 7:18 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters and King County Paramedics responding to a one-car, rollover accident saw that the accident had trapped the sole occupant under the right front tire. Firefighters quickly got the guy out and stabilized him before Airlift Northwest transported him to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Illegal burn: 4:52 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters hustled off to answer a complaint of an illegal burn on the banks of the Green River. Firefighters located and snuffed out a small campfire then brought the offender up to speed on burning regulations.