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VRFA Blotter: Nausea from fentanyl, stuck ring, injured motorcyclists and more

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Here are 911 Calls for Service responded to by the Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA) from Mar. 11–Mar. 17, 2024:

  • CPR: (Algona) On Monday, March 11th at 4:11 p.m., VRFA firefighters, along with King County Medic One Paramedics, assisted an unconscious and unresponsive adult male. Firefighters initiated CPR upon arrival, and the patient was subsequently treated and transported to the MultiCare Auburn Medical Center ER by Paramedics.
  • Aid Call: (Auburn) On Tuesday, March 12th at 8:22 a.m., VRFA firefighters responded to a call regarding a pregnant adult female experiencing contractions at a term of 40 weeks. The expectant mother, who was in her fourth pregnancy, informed the crews that her water had not broken yet, but she was having contractions at a steady pace. Firefighters arrived to assist the patient, and a VRFA aid unit transported them to a local area hospital.
  • Aid Call: (Auburn) On Wednesday, March 13th, 2024, at 7:40 a.m., VRFA firefighters responded to a distress call concerning an adult female who was discovered to have suddenly experienced an altered mental status by a caregiver. Upon arrival, firefighters promptly evaluated and stabilized the patient before transporting her to a local hospital for further definitive care.
  • Aid Call: (Auburn) On Thursday, March 14th, at 5:18 p.m., VRFA firefighters responded to a call concerning an adult male who had taken fentanyl and was experiencing nausea as a result. The patient expressed a desire for assistance in overcoming substance abuse. Firefighters evaluated the patient before arranging for his transportation to Valley Medical Center via private ambulance.
  • Service Call: (Pacific) On Friday, March 15th, at 11:19 a.m., a resident visited Station 38, seeking help to remove a ring stuck on her finger. VRFA firefighters used a ring cutter and pliers to safely remove the ring without causing any injury to the woman.
  • Injury Accident: (Auburn) On Saturday, March 16th, at 12:12 p.m., VRFA firefighters, in collaboration with South King Fire and Rescue firefighters, responded to reports of multiple motorcycle riders down on Eastbound State Route 18. Arriving at the scene, firefighters encountered several patients with life-threatening injuries. Working alongside King County Medic One Paramedics, they evaluated and stabilized the multiple on-site patients, with two requiring urgent transport. These two patients were airlifted from Auburn Airport via Airlift Northwest to Harborview Medical Center for further medical attention.
  • Aid Call: (Pacific) On Sunday, March 17th at 1:39 p.m., VRFA firefighters responded to a call concerning a female who had been stung by a bee. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the patient had self-administered her Epi-Pen. After being evaluated by the firefighters, the patient was found to be stable and left in the care of her family at home.
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