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VRFA Blotter: crew mows lawn for fall victim, car vs pedestrian, burn victims & more


Here are 911 Calls for Service responded to by the Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA) from April 15–21, 2024:

  • Aid Call: (Auburn) On Monday, April 15th, at 3:19 p.m., VRFA firefighters responded to assist a 12-year-old male experiencing a seizure. Along with King County Medics One Paramedics, immediate care was provided on the scene. The patient was then transported to Seattle Children’s Hospital by King County Medic One, accompanied by one firefighter.
  • Natural Gas Leak: (Auburn) On Tuesday, April 16th, at 4:01 p.m., VRFA firefighters responded to a natural gas leak caused by a construction crew near the 1600 block of 15th Street NW. Upon arrival, firefighters assessed the situation, evacuating nearby businesses and taking necessary measures to mitigate the leak. They received assistance from South King Fire and Rescue and Renton Regional Fire Authority before Puget Sound Energy responded. PSE employees successfully shut off the leak and commenced repair work on the 2″ stem line.
  • Lift Assist: (Auburn) On Tuesday, April 16, at 4:20 p.m., VRFA firefighters responded to the residence of an elderly male who had fallen and required assistance getting up. Upon arrival, VRFA personnel promptly aided the uninjured man to his feet. As they prepared to depart, the crew engaged in a heartfelt conversation with the man’s wife, who expressed her struggles in finding assistance with yard work while her husband recovered from a serious illness. Observing lawn care equipment nearby, the engine crew went above and beyond by mowing and edging the family’s lawn, much to their surprise and gratitude.
  • Overdose: (Lea Hill) On Wednesday, April 17, at 5:02 p.m., firefighters rushed to aid an adult female who had ingested an excessive amount of her prescription medication. After evaluation by firefighters and King County Medic One Paramedics, the patient was transported to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center for further care.
  • Motor Vehicle Accident: (Auburn) On Thursday, April 18th, at 12:14 p.m., firefighters responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident involving a pregnant female. The patient had hit her abdomen on the steering wheel. After evaluation, she was transported to Valley Medical Center via private ambulance for further assessment and care.
  • Aid Call: (Auburn) On Friday, April 19th, at 00:00 hours, VRFA firefighters responded to an adult female experiencing symptoms consistent with a stroke. Quickly assessing the situation, firefighters recognized the potential for a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) event. The patient was rapidly transported by firefighters to a local hospital for further definitive care.
  • Car Vs. Pedestrian: (Lea Hill) On Saturday, April 20th, at 2:26 p.m., VRFA firefighters responded, along with police, to reports of a vehicle driving recklessly through a popular park, endangering pedestrians. Upon arrival, firefighters discovered one individual who had been struck by the fleeing vehicle. After a thorough evaluation by firefighters, the patient was transported to Valley Medical Center by private ambulance for further medical attention.
  • Burn: (Pacific) On Saturday, April 20th, at 8:59 a.m., VRFA firefighters were called upon by City of Pacific Police to assist with a burn victim discovered during a routine traffic stop. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered a severely burned patient in the passenger seat, with extensive burns covering approximately 41% of their body, caused by an electrical source. VRFA Firefighters and King County Medic One Paramedics provided initial treatment on the scene before the patient was transported by paramedics to Harborview Medical Center for further medical intervention.
  • Aid Call: (Auburn) On Sunday, April 21st, at 5:48 p.m., VRFA firefighters responded to a distress call from an adult female who sustained burns and injuries while attempting to move a pot of grease that had ignited. The patient suffered significant injuries to her hand and also broke her other arm after slipping and falling. Firefighters and King County Medic One paramedics provided immediate care on the scene before transporting her to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment.
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