The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 242 calls for service for the week of June 7-13, 2021. Year to Date our Valley Professional Firefighters have responded to a total of 6,195 calls. This is a 10.5% increase from 2020 (5,607).
185 (76%) were aid calls. Total aid calls in 2021 so far are 4,701 up 12.2%, compared to 2020’s (4,189).
4 (2%) were fire calls. The number of fire calls is up by 41.7%, with 2021 having 170 calls and 2020 having 120.
53 (22%) were calls categorized as other. The number of other calls is up (2.0%), with 2021 currently at 1,324 calls compared to 2020’s 1,298. Other calls include water rescues, hazmat calls, and ladder requests.
VRFA Calls for Service
- Motor Vehicle Accident: (Auburn) On Monday, June 7 at 4:14 p.m., firefighters responded to a two-car MVA rollover accident on Auburn Way. All occupants were uninjured and out of the cars by
the time crews arrived. One patient was transported to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center for further
evaluation based on the severity of the accident.
- Aid Call: (Auburn) On Tuesday, June 8 at 9:25 a.m., firefighters responded to an elderly male
patient who had stroke-like symptoms. The patient was evaluated by firefighters and King County
Medic One and then transported to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center via private ambulance.
- Aid Call: (Lakeland Hills) On Wednesday, June 9 at 5:36 p.m., firefighters responded to an adult
female who had overdosed on prescription medication. Firefighters evaluated the patient and
requested medics. Firefighters and medics treated the patient and transported her to MultiCare
Auburn Medical Center.
- Motor Vehicle Accident: (Pacific) On Thursday, June 10 at 11:22 p.m., firefighters, King County
Medics, State Patrol, and neighboring agencies responded to a one-vehicle rollover accident with
heavy mechanism. One adult male passenger was treated and transported with severe injuries to
St. Joseph’s Medical Center.
- Commercial Fire: (Auburn) On Saturday, June 12 at 08:59 a.m., firefighters responded to reports
of a construction lift on fire inside a warehouse with the lift operator stuck at the top. On arrival,
firefighters confirmed the operator was not in the lift and found a fully involved articulating lift about
300 feet inside the warehouse. Firefighters extinguished the fire and opened about 40 skylights
on the roof to clear the smoke. The fire is currently under investigation by VRFA fire investigators.
- Aid Call: (Auburn) On Sunday, June 13 at 9:24 a.m., firefighters assisted an elderly male
complaining of chest pain. He was evaluated and transported to MultiCare Auburn by VRFA aid
On Saturday, June 12, an accidental fire occurred in the 500 block of 8th St SW in the City of
Auburn. The fire occurred involving a hydraulic lift in a large building under construction. The fire
was a result of mechanical failure resulting in large amounts of smoke in the building, but minor
fire damage. Dollar loss is not estimated at this time due to structure size and nature of the cleanup
- 10 responses
- 20 referrals
- 9 new enrollments
- 7 enrollments closed
- 58 total patients enrolled*
*A note on the total patient enrolled number- if a patient was enrolled at any point during the week,
they will count in the total, even if their enrollment was completed in the week (closed). This is why
the week-to-week math on new, closed, and total enrollments may not seem to add up at times.
The Community Assistance, Referrals, and Education Services (CARES) is a joint program between VRFA, King County Emergency Medical Services division South King Fire & Rescue, Enumclaw, and Mountainview Fire and Rescue departments. Each CARES response vehicle is staffed 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. by one firefighter from each department and a social worker. The CARES unit is sent on less emergent calls in non-transport capable vehicles to provide basic patient evaluation, assistance, specific basic life support treatment on scene, and arrange for transport if medically necessary. CARES also referred patients to community services where needed.
The above information was provided by the Valley Regional Fire Authority.