VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Sept. 13

  • Friday, September 13, 2019 10:30am
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Between Sept. 2 and 8, the VRFA responded to 227 calls for services, among them the following:

Sept. 2

Dive call: 9:18 a.m., (Des Moines). The VRFA’s dive team and other King County units responding to a scuba diver emergency at Redondo beach got the person out of the water, and South King County Medics transported him or her to Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle.

Sept. 3

Aid call: 1:15 p.m., (Algona). Firefighters responding to a man in a seizure transported him to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (MAMC) for further evaluation.

Sept. 4

Public assist: 1:17 p.m., (Auburn). Firefighters performing a welfare check on an elderly man who was walking home found him struggling in the afternoon sun, so they loaded the old fellow into their fire engine and gave him a friendly, air-conditioned ride home a couple of miles away.

Sept. 5

Collision: 8:28 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a two-car collision on 15th Street Southwest adjacent to the GSA facility found significant damage to the front ends of both vehicles but both drivers with only minor injuries. A VRFA aid unit and a private ambulance then transported the two women involved to MAMC.

Sept. 6

Residential fire: 8:19 a.m., (Auburn). Firefighters responding to a report of smoke in a home first ensured all of the occupants were out, and then, finding a small, smoldering fire in the basement, extinguished it, cleared the home of smoke and returned the home to the people who lived there.

Sept. 7

Automatic fire alarm: 8:06 p.m., (North Auburn). Firefighters responding to an automatic fire alarm wailing in a one-story warehouse discovered that the evening’s intense lightning and rainstorm, not a fire, had tripped the device, so they reset it and departed.

Sept. 8

Aid call: 11:44 p.m., (Lea Hill). Firefighters evaluated a middle-aged man who was complaining of side pain, and a private ambulance zipped him off to MAMC for further evaluation and treatment.


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