Blotter: Frequent falls keep Fall City Fire busy; incense and smoke machine trigger false alarms in Snoqualmie

Fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:

  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:31pm
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Fire agencies in the Snoqualmie Valley responded to the following calls:

Snoqualmie Fire Department

Thursday, Nov. 23

Alarm: At 12:08 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire alarm at Lifepointe Church. The crew arrived to find the building empty, with no way to get inside. They walked the outside of the building and looked in windows but found no signs of smoke or fire. They did see a trouble code on the fire panel inside the door and contacted church personnel about it.

Saturday, Nov. 25

Shortness of breath: At 3:56 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to a shortness-of-breath call in the IGA parking lot. Store employees reported that a woman in the store, who was on oxygen, was breathing rapidly. The crew found the woman in her car and discovered she was having difficulty with her spare oxygen cylinder. They tightened the cylinder valve for her and she was happy for their help. She declined further care.

Alarm: At 9:42 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the Church on the Ridge. They found that the alarm had been accidentally triggered by a smoke machine in the church sanctuary. A special effects crew was on site. Firefighters advised them not to use the machine again in the current configuration.

Saturday, Nov. 30

Burnt food: At 11:42 p.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the Taco Del Mar. The alarm was active when the crew arrived and they found a light smoke haze in the restaurant. After investigation, they found that a warming tray had been left on a high temperature, causing the food to burn and smoke to fill the building. They removed the burnt food and cleared smoke from the building, then reset the alarm.

Monday, Dec. 4

Incense: At 4:54 p.m., the crew responded to a fire alarm at a local business. The alarm was set off by burning incense. Firefighters reset the alarm.

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Black ice: At 6:30 a.m., Snoqualmie firefighters responded with other units to a motor vehicle accident on westbound I-90. The accident was a result of black ice on the road. Three vehicles were involved. Accident

False alarm: At 8:32 a.m. firefighters responded to a fire alarm at the Salish Lodge. They found the alarm was set off by construction dust and reset it.

Medical aid: In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 12 medical aid incidents, bringing the total number of calls to date to 995.

Fall City Fire Department

Friday, Dec. 1

Broken ribs: At 3:03 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of a 64-year-old man with broken ribs. He was treated and transported to an area hospital via the Fall City Fire aid car.

Accident: At 4:28 p.m., firefighters responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident. One patient was treated and transported to a local hospital and another patient was treated and transported to an area hospital, both via the Fall City Fire aid car.

Accident: At 5:46 p.m., firefighters responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident. One patient refused treatment and another patient was taken into police custody.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Fall: At 9:14 a.m., firefighters assisted a 90-year-old man who had fallen. He was examined but refused further treatment or transport.

Sunday, Dec. 3

Fall: At 5:06 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of a 70-year-old man who had fallen out of bed. He was not injured and firefighters assisted him in getting back into bed.

Monday, Dec. 4

Fall: At 5:27 a.m., firefighters assisted a 63-year-old woman who had fallen. She was treated and transported to an area hospital via an aid car from Eastside Fire & Rescue.

Head injury: At 10:04 a.m., firefighters responded to a report of a 63-year-old man who’d fallen and cut his head. He was treated and transported to an area hospital via an aid car from Eastside Fire & Rescue.

Dizziness: At 10:56 a.m., firefighters assisted a 91-year-old woman who reported dizziness and shortness of breath. She was also seen by a paramedic unit from Bellevue Fire, treated and transported to an area hospital via the medic unit.

Light-headed: At 1:31 pm firefighters responded to a report of a 35-year-old man feeling light-headed and short of breath. The patient was treated and transported to an area hospital via the Fall City Fire aid car.

Accident: At 3:47 pm firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident. One patient was transported to an area hospital via a paramedic unit from Bellevue Fire.

Tuesday, Dec.5

Fall: At 10:25 a.m., firefighters responded to a life assist call. They helped a 70-year-old man get back into bed.

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Accident: At 6:30 a.m., firefighters responded to a single-car motor vehicle accident. The Fall City aid car treated and transported to two patients to an area hospital.

Fall: At 1:51 p.m., firefighters assisted a 59-year-old man who had fallen. He was treated and transported to an area hospital via the Fall City Fire aid car.

False alarm: At 9:06 p.m., Fall City Fire responded to a commercial automatic fire alarm. Firefighters found no sign of fire, determined it was a false alarm and reset the system.

Kitchen fire: At 10:50 p.m., firefighters responded to a commercial structure fire. They arrived to find the kitchen of the building on fire and extinguished the flames.

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