Blotter: Car hits child who ran into street; app-connected alarm system gives false warnings

Police and fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:

  • Monday, October 2, 2017 11:02am
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Snoqualmie Fire Department

Thursday, Sept. 14

Car trouble: At 2:42 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a smoke scare in a Land Cruiser. The driver was dropping off a passenger when they noticed smoke coming from the engine compartment. Believing it was a fire, they called 911. The cause was brake fluid that had squirted onto the warm engine, creating smoke.

Collision: At 5:14 p.m., firefighters responded to a vehicle accident. A 70-year-old man rear-ended a van in his car. He complained of chest pain because the airbag had deployed, but refused treatment.

Collision: At 7:20 p.m., the Snoqualmie department responded to an accident on Winery Road near I-90. Two vehicles were involved but the collision had caused only minor damage. One patient complained of neck pain. Firefighters assessed the patient and transported him to a local hospital.

Friday, Sept. 15

Sleeping: At 5:11 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of a man slumped over his steering wheel in the parking lot of the Snoqualmie Ridge golf course. Upon arrival, they found the patient was conscious, his vehicle was out of gas and he’d just decided to take a nap.

Fall: At 11:09 a.m., firefighters assisted a 71-year-old woman who’d slipped and fallen while in the shower. She stated that the only pain she was experiencing was from her position in the tub. Firefighters assisted her out of the tub with a gait belt, then assessed her and determined she was uninjured. She declined to go to the hospital, so firefighters left her with instructions for her caretaker.

Collision: At 4:34 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded with other units for a report of a child hid by a car. The child was reported to be conscious and crying, after being hit by the car when she ran into the street. The crew examined the child and found she had a puncture wound on one leg and multiple abrasions on her body. The driver of the vehicle said he had just turned the corner when the child ran in front of his vehicle and couldn’t have been going more than 10 to 15 mph. The mother said she witnessed the accident and didn’t believe the child went under the car. There was no obvious damage to the vehicle, and no smears in the dirt on the car to indicate where the child was struck. Firefighters continued evaluating the child and decided, because of her age and widespread pain, to take full c-spine precautions and placed her on a spinal board. They also splinted her leg and transported her to an area hospital.

Saturday, Sept. 16

False alarm: At 6:04 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a residential fire alarm. The resident reported smelling smoke but was unsure of the cause. Firefighters arrived to find the home evacuated with alarms sounding. The entire house was searched to confirm there was no fire, and the crew assisted the homeowner with silencing the alarm, which were complicated and connected to a phone app for programming. They advised the homeowner to find the alarm instructions and possibly replace the one that had sounded.

Air quality: At 8:43 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched to a report of a burn pit in use at a home. The crew found a small controlled fire in a burn pit. They told the resident to put out the fire because of the poor air quality.

Sunday, Sept. 17

Collision: At 11:06 a.m., Snoqualmie responded with other units to a two-car motor vehicle accident. Firefighters provided manpower and transported one patient to a local hospital.

No help needed: At 11:20 a.m., firefighters were called out for a patient assist, but the patient refused treatment and walked away.

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Accident: At 12:47 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched to motor-vehicle accident rescue with other units. The patient was trapped, but extracted from vehicle and transported to an area hospital.

Medical aid: In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 11 medical aid incidents bringing the total number of calls to date to 804.

Fall City Fire Department

Thursday, Sept. 14

Accident: At 5:14 p.m., Firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident. There were no injuries.

Friday, Sept. 15

Fall: At 2:43 p.m., firefighters assisted a 77-year-old woman who fell and called 911. The patient was treated and transported to an area hospital via the Fall City Fire aid car.

Collision: At 4:43 p.m., firefighters responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian. One patient, a 3-year-old child was seen by a paramedic unit from Bellevue Fire. She was treated and transported to an area hospital via the medic unit.

Saturday, Sept. 16

Chest pain: At 4:56 a.m., firefighters assisted a 74-year-old woman who reported chest pain. The patient was also seen by a paramedic unit from Bellevue Fire, then treated and transported to an area hospital via the paramedic unit.

Seizure: At 11:30 a.m., Fall City firefighters assisted a 38-year-old man reported to have a decreased level of consciousness from a seizure. The patient was also seen by a paramedic unit from Bellevue Fire. He was treated and transported to an area hospital via the paramedic unit.

Smoke: At 1:48 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of smoke in the area. Nothing was found.

Sunday, Sept. 17

Fire: At 1:23 p.m., firefighters responded to a residential automatic fire alarm. The fire was out on arrival, and the home was ventilated using a fan.

Illegal burn: At 4:47 p.m., firefighters responded to report of an illegal burn. The fire was extinguished.

Monday, Sept. 18

Hip Pain: At 1:36 p.m., firefighters assisted a 95-year-old woman with hip pain. The patient was treated and transported to an area hospital via the Fall City Fire aid car.

Chest pain: At 3:06 p.m., firefighters responded to a 60-year-old woman experiencing chest pain. The patient was also seen by a paramedic unit from Bellevue Fire. The patient was treated and transported to an area hospital via the medic unit.

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Accident: At 11:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident. One patient was extricated and transported to an area hospital via a paramedic unit from Bellevue Fire.

Tree down: At 1:16 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of a tree over the roadway. The tree was removed.

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Weakness: At 9:19 a.m., firefighters assisted a 58-year-old man who was experiencing general weakness. The patient was treated and transported to an area hospital via private ambulance.

Flu symptoms: At 8:29 p.m., firefighters assisted to a 61-year-old man with flu-like symptoms. The patient was treated and transported to an area hospital via the Fall City Fire aid car.

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