By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 665 calls from October 17th to November 6th, 2017, with 119 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 15
- Medical Aid: 411
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 43
- Service Calls: 196
- Total = 665
At 7:03 p.m. Fire District 7 was dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle versus rock wall collision at intersection of 45th Avenue SE and 212th Street SE south of Mill Creek. When firefighters arrived on scene they started triaging the patient. After extricating the patient from the vehicle paramedics started advanced life support treatment. The patient was transported to Harborview Medical Center by medic unit.
At 9:37 p.m. Fire District 7 was dispatched to service call of fire in the woods at the 15300 block of Calhoun Road east of Monroe. When crews arrived, they found a fully involved residential fire. The driveway was difficult for fire apparatus to access, so firefighters had to cut a hole in the neighbor’s fence to stretch hose line to start fire control. Crews worked to control and contain the fire. The homeowner was not home at the time of the fire. The Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.
At 4:56 p.m. Fire District 7 was responded to a motor vehicle collision at the 14400 block of Tester Road southwest of Monroe. When Battalion 31 Commander arrived on scene he found the vehicle had left the roadway at a high rate of speed, struck a tree, travelled down a 10 foot embankment and landed partially in the water. When crews arrived, all occupants were out of the vehicle with minor injuries. Crews started patient care and then transported two patients to Evergreen Monroe by aid unit.
Daylight savings time ended last weekend. When you changed your clocks did you also check your smoke alarm batteries?
The National Fire Protection Association reports that three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. In fires that had smoke alarms present but did not operate, almost half of the alarms had missing or disconnected batteries.
Partner with Fire District 7 in protecting you and your family by making sure you have properly working smoke alarms in your home. It is also recommended to replace your smoke alarms every 10 years.
For more information on smoke alarms visit http://www.nfpa.org/smokealarms.