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VRFA Blotter: Man Ran Over by Fellow Riders After Crashing Motorcycle


The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 309 calls for service for the week of August 2-8, 2021. Year to Date our Valley Professional Firefighters have responded to a total of 8,822 calls.  This is a 15.1% increase from 2020 (7,663).

Call Breakdown:

223(72%) were aid calls. Total aid calls in 2021 so far are 6,593 up 16.0%, compared to 2020’s (5,685).

16 (5%) were fire calls. The number of fire calls is up by 29.0%, with 2021 having 307 calls and 2020 having 238.


70 (23%) were calls categorized as other. The number of other calls is up (10.5%), with 2021 currently at 1,922 calls compared to 2020’s 1,740. Other calls include water rescues, hazmat calls, and ladder requests.

Auburn School Foundation School Supply Drive!

VRFA St. 31 will be a drop off location for the Auburn School Foundation School Supply Drive. The collection bucket will be out Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm, through August 16.

VRFA Calls for Service

  • Brush Fire: (Auburn) On Monday, August 2 at 5:58 p.m., firefighters responded to a brushfire behind
    the Muckleshoot Casino. Firefighters arrived to find a 100’x25’ grass fire that was spreading to
    nearby trees. Firefighters extinguished the fire with hose lines then overhauled the area. The cause
    of the fire was undetermined.
  • Aid Call: (Pacific) On Tuesday, August 3 at 4:33 p.m., firefighters responded to an adult female that
    was 8 ½ months pregnant with contractions. The PT was evaluated on scene and transported to
    MultiCare Auburn Medical Center by private ambulance.
  • Motorcycle Accident: (Auburn) On Thursday, August 5 at 7:03 p.m., firefighters responded to a 30’s
    year old male who rear-ended a car on his motorcycle. The patient had multiple serious injuries.
    The patient was stabilized and packaged by fire crews, then transported to Harborview Medical
    Center by Paramedics and one firefighter.
  • Aid Call: (Lea Hill) On Friday, August 6 at 9:10 p.m., firefighters responded to an adult male who
    suffered multiple injuries from being ran over by motorcycles. The man was racing his motorcycle
    and fell down with a group of riders. Firefighters and paramedics treated the patient on scene. He
    was taken to Harborview Medical Center for continued care.

Motorcycle Safety Tips

  • Motor Vehicle Accident: (Auburn) On Saturday, August 7 at 9:09 p.m., firefighters responded to
    reports of a rollover vehicle accident. Crews found two vehicles with heavy mechanism. One of the
    vehicles had rolled onto its passenger side with the driver being trapped inside. Crews quickly
    stabilized the vehicle and removed the roof to extricate the driver. Two patients were evaluated for
    injuries and transported to a local hospital.
  • Minor Fire: (Auburn) On Sunday, August 8 at 2:30 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of fire at
    a local motel. On arrival, no smoke or flames were seen. Investigation revealed an occupant with a
    mental disorder having hallucinations. All fire units returned in service.

Fire Investigations

  • There were no new calls for service for the Fire Investigation Unit.


  • Information for C.A.R.E.S. calls were unavailable this week.

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.


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