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VRFA Blotter: Unconscious in produce department, multi-car accident & more

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Here are 911 Calls for Service responded to by the Valley Regional Fire Authority (VRFA) from Oct. 16–22, 2023:

  • Aid Call: (Auburn) On Monday, October 16th at 2:47 p.m., firefighters responded to a grocery store for an elderly female complaining of weakness. Firefighters arrived to find the patient unconscious in the produce department. Firefighters treated the patient who later regained consciousness. The patient was transported to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center by private ambulance.
  • Aid Call: (Auburn) On Wednesday, October 17th at 8:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a male who had a firework mortar explode in his hand. On arrival, the patient already had a tourniquet applied (by APD), with severe injuries to his left hand. Fire crews bandaged his hand and assessed other wounds. The patient was evaluated and treated by King County paramedics who then transported him to Harborview Medical Center.
  • Aid Call: (Lea Hill) On Wednesday, October 18th at 11:43 a.m., firefighters responded to an elderly male with altered mental status. The patient was treated by firefighters and King County Medics and was then transported to Valley Hospital by Medics.
  • CPR: (Auburn) On Thursday, October 19th at 7:01 p.m., firefighters responded to an adult male complaining of a decreased level of consciousness. Shortly after arriving on the scene, the call was upgraded to a CPR response. Firefighters and King County Medic One Paramedics performed resuscitation efforts and regained a pulse on the patient. The patient was transported by paramedics to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center for further treatment.
  • Welfare Check: (Lakeland Hills) On Friday, October 20th at 6:49 p.m., firefighters responded to an apartment to check on an adult female who hadn’t been seen or heard from in over a week. Upon arrival, firefighters could hear her calling for help and made access to find her needing additional care. The patient was treated by firefighters and transported to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center by private ambulance.
  • Aid Call: (Auburn) On Saturday, October 21st at 7:19 p.m., firefighters and King County paramedics responded to reports of an unconscious, unresponsive male locked in the bathroom of a business. Firefighters and paramedics gained access to the patient and treated him for a suspected overdose. When the patient regained consciousness, he refused any further care and walked away from the scene.
  • Multi-Car Vehicle Accident: (Enumclaw) On Saturday, October 21st at 6:56 p.m., a VRFA unit was dispatched out to Enumclaw near Mud Mountain Dam for a Multi-Car Vehicle Accident with multiple critical patients. Units from Enumclaw, Green Water, Buckley, Puget Sound and VRFA responded to the scene. Firefighters treated two critical pediatric and several other patients with minor and moderate injuries. Patients were transported to multiple hospitals throughout the area.
  • Aid Call: On Sunday, October 22 at 4:50 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to a middle-aged female who was 38 weeks pregnant and experiencing contractions. The patient was evaluated by firefighters at the location. The patient was transported to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center by firefighters.
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