Between Feb. 3 and 9, the VRFA responded to 260 requests for service, among them the following:
Accident: 12:06 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters treated a driver whose vehicle had rolled multiple times in the course of a four-car accident on Highway 18, and a private ambulance transported the person to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, (MAMC).
Aid call: 9:39 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters and King County Medics evaluated an elderly person who was afflicted with altered mental status because of high ammonia levels, and a private ambulance transported the person to Valley Medical Center in Renton.
Aid call: 3:44 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters assessed an elderly patient who was complaining of shortness of breath, and a private ambulance transported him or her to MAMC.
Fuel spill: 11:03 a.m., (Auburn). A small sedan westbound on Highway 18 hydroplaned in wet conditions and struck a semi truck, puncturing its steel tank, which was holding 50 gallons of diesel fuel. Firefighters helped the Washington State Patrol contain the spill and prevent further leaking.
Mutual aid:7:08 p.m., (Bonney Lake). Firefighters responding to a mutual-aid request from East Pierce Fire and Rescue expected to find power lines down, but when they discovered that no wires were actually down, they began talking with homeowners, who said they’d heard multiple transformer explosions before they lost power.
Accident: 1:11 p.m., (Pacific Raceway). Firefighters and track EMTs responding to a high-speed, one-car, multiple rollover accident on a track at Pacific Raceways evaluated and treated the driver for minor injuries before a private ambulance transported him or her to MAMC. Track officials estimated that the car had been doing 120 mph when it left the track. The driver had gotten out on his or her own.
Aid call: 11:05 a.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters examined a middle-aged person they’d found slumped over the wheel of a parked car, and an ambulance drove the person involuntarily to MAMC.