By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.
Note: As of October 1,2016, Fire District 3 officially merged with Fire District 7. This report includes all calls for the new Fire District.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 772 calls from October 5th to October 31st, 2016, with 125 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 13
- Medical Aid: 482
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 59
- Service Calls: 218
- Total = 772
At 12:27 p.m. crews were dispatched to a report of a three-car T-bone motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Bothell Everett Why and Mill Creek Blvd. When crews arrived they positioned the apparatus for scene safety and began triage of patients. Two patients were transported to Swedish-Mill Creek; one by aid car, the other by medic unit.
At 4: 37 p.m. firefighters were dispatched to a report of a three car motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Trillium Blvd and Bothell Everett Hwy. When crews arrived they found a three car T-bone type collision. They quickly started triage and patient care. One patient was transported to Swedish – Mill Creek by medic unit.
At 1:59 a.m. crews were dispatched to a report of a fire in the garage of a residence at the 2300 block of 165th Pl SE. When firefighters arrived on scene they found smoke showing from the garage. Crews worked quickly to establish a water supply. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire. All occupants got out of the residence. No injuries were reported.
AT 4:40 p.m. crews responded to a report of a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian collision at the intersection of 179th Ave SE and 154th St SE. When crews arrived on scene they quickly started patient care. One patient was transported to Evergreen Health – Monroe.
Daylight savings was last weekend and Fire District 7 wants to remind our citizens, when changing your clocks make sure you 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.
For more information on smoke alarms visit http://www.nfpa.org/smokealarms.