The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 267 calls for service for the week of May 2-8, 2022 (291 previous blotter). Year to Date our Valley Professional Firefighters have responded to a total of 5,179 calls for service. This is an 8.0% increase from 2021 (4,797).
Calls for Service Breakdown:
245 (92%) were aid calls. Total aid calls in 2022 so far are 4,409, up 6.2%, compared to 2021’s (4,152).
20 (7%) were fire calls. The number of fire calls is up by 20.2%, with 2022 having 678 calls and 2021 having 564.
2 (1%) were calls categorized as other. The number of other calls in 2022 is up (13.6%) with 92 calls in 2021 only having 75. ‘Other’ calls include water rescues, water over roadways, downed lines, hazmat calls, and ladder requests.
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Calls for Service
Brush Fire: (Auburn) On Monday, May 2nd at 3:35 p.m., firefighters responded to multiple fires along Highway 18. Firefighters found multiple homeless camps on fire. All fires were quickly contained to a small area with no injuries to citizens or firefighters. The cause of the fires is being investigated.
Aid Call: (Lea Hill) On Tuesday, May 3rd at 1:59 p.m., firefighters responded to an adult woman who was experiencing a mental health emergency. The patient was evaluated by the firefighters. She was then transported to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center by family members.
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Aid Call: (Auburn) On Wednesday, May 4th at 9:40 a.m., firefighters and King County Medic One responded to an unconscious adult male who collapsed in his bathroom. CPR was being performed by a family member on arrival as the man was not breathing and didn’t have a pulse. Firefighters continued CPR efforts and the man regained a pulse. He was transported to a local hospital by King County paramedics.
Shooting: (Auburn) On Friday, May 6th at 11:04 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a shooting at 19th St SE and G St SE. They arrived to find an adult male with multiple gunshot wounds. Firefighters and King County paramedics treated the patient on scene then transported him to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment.
Train vs Pedestrian: (Auburn) On Saturday, May 7 at 6:43 p.m., firefighters were called to the report of a train vs pedestrian accident. Firefighters and King County Medics treated an adult female with serious injuries. She was transported to Harborview via paramedics.
CPR: (Lakeland Hills) On Sunday, May 8 at 9:40 a.m., firefighters and King County Paramedics responded to a report of an unconscious female. Personnel arrived to find unassisted CPR being done by the patient’s husband. The firefighters took over CPR and administered two shocks with their defibrillator after which the patient woke up and started talking with the fire personnel. King County Paramedics transported her to MultiCare Auburn Hospital for further care. CPR saves lives.
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- There were no fire investigations this week.
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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. Any notations included in parentheses should be considered opinion/commentary for entertainment purposes only.