By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 463 calls from January 17 to January 31, 2018, with 86 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 3
- Medical Aid: 317
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 21
- Service Calls: 122
- Total = 463
At 8:25 p.m. Fire District 7 was dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle vs two pedestrian collision at the 15200 block of Main Street in Mill Creek. When engine 76 arrived on scene they found two patients sitting on the curb. Crews started patient assessment. One patient was transported to Swedish – Edmonds with minor injuries.
At 7:48 p.m. crews were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle vs pedestrian collision at the intersection of SR 2 and Fryelands Blvd SE. When Fire District 7 arrived on scene they found one patient on the roadway with Monroe Police conducting CPR. Arriving personnel took over patient care and quickly transported the patient to the local hospital. SR 2 was closed for a period of time to investigate the cause of the incident. The patient was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.
We are still in the midst of winter and this time of year we see a spike in fire calls.
Be fire smart and remember to keep a 3-foot parameter around any heat source.
Always plug heat-producing appliances directly into the wall outlet, but only plug one appliance into a wall outlet at a time.
Additionally, make sure your home has properly working smoke detectors and close your bedroom doors before you go to bed at night.