By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information & Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 570 calls from March 28th to April 16th, 2017, with 98 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 15
- Medical Aid: 388
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 32
- Service Calls: 135
- Total = 570
- March 28
At 1:54 p.m. Fire District 7 was dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle collision with down power lines at the intersection of 180th St SE and 59th Ave SE. When crews arrived they found a truck that had drove through a power pole and power lines were now hanging halfway to the ground. Engine 71 secured the scene and redirected traffic while Aid 77 evaluated the driver. One patient was transported to Evergreen – Kirkland by aid unit.
At 7:48 p.m. Fire District 7 was dispatched to a report of a Motor vehicle collision at the intersection of 108th St SE and 87th Ave SE. While responding crews were informed that the vehicle was on fire and the driver could not get out. Upon arrival, crews found bystanders dumping water bottles on the engine, then the driver was able to get out of the vehicle. Firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire while the patient was being evaluated. One patient was transported non-code to Providence in Everett by an aid unit.
At 12:02 a.m. firefighters were dispatched to a report of an unknown type of fire at the 16000 block of West Main Street SE in Monroe. Upon arrival crews found a fully involved abandoned structure fire and requested additional firefighters. Crews worked to control and extinguish the fire, which was made difficult due to overgrown vegetation. After the fire was put out, firefighters remained on scene to monitor hot spots. No injuries were reported.
At 7:10 a.m. Fire District 7 was dispatched to a report of a vehicle fire at the 15000 block of Country Club Drive. Upon arrival Engine 76 found a fully involved car fire in the parking lot. Firefighters quickly pulled an attack line with foam to extinguish the fire. The driver of the vehicle was able to safely get out of the vehicle prior to crews arriving. No injuries were reported.
At 11:17 p.m. crews were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle collision with extrication at the 21000 block of SR2. When crews arrived they found a high-speed motor vehicle collision involving multiple vehicles with one patient pinned between a guard rail and a vehicle. Crews quickly triaged patients. They used cribbing and spreaders to move the vehicle away from the guard rail. Medic 32 transported one patient code to Providence – Everett while an additional medic unit transported one patient to a local hospital.
The sun is starting to shine more and more. This is also the time of year we see more kids playing outside.
Fire District 7 wants to remind drivers to be more aware while driving near parks and playgrounds or in neighborhoods.
Watch for kids riding bikes or balls that may roll in the street when kids are playing.
We also want to encourage parents to remind their children never play in the street and to not chase a ball if it goes into the roadway.
Having your child wear a properly fitted helmet every time they ride, roll, or skate will also help you have a fun and safe start to the summer!