Fire Blotter | floating body turns out to be a snorkeler; false alarms; car vs. pedestrian

Here are a few calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to this past week.

August 28th
At 8:08 am Snoqualmie Firefighters dispatched for a report of an adult male possible seizure. The caller stated that the patient was not responding to her then hung up. Firefighters arrived and found the patient walking around the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital parking lot. After speaking with both parties, determined it was a domestic situation between mother and son – neither parties requesting medical attention. Firefighters left the scene with the Snoqualmie Police Department.

August 29th
At 6:43 am Snoqualmie Firefighters along with other units dispatched for a reported floating body in the river near the base of Snoqualmie Falls. Initial reports from the caller stated she believed the person was dead as they hadn’t seen them surface. Initial observations confirmed what appeared to be a body floating face down in the river. However, was confirmed to be a swimmer who was snorkeling, looking in the sand and silt for treasures. Swimmer was advised the area was a no-swimming area and that he was trespassing on private property. Snoqualmie Police escorted the swimmer back to the parking lot

August 30th
At 12:38 pm Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a fire alarm at Chase Bank reported by the alarm company. Firefighters arrived to find no signs of alarm or fire. Further investigation revealed no obvious problem or need to make access to the structure. Phone message was left with the
emergency contact explaining the problem.

Around 1:50 pm Snoqualmie Firefighters dispatched to a fire alarm at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church reported by the alarm company. Firefighters were met by a volunteer onsite advising that he was doing some cleaning and had the oven on self-clean mode and the building got smoked up. There were no signs of fire, but the volunteer needed help resetting the system.

September 1st
At 3:08 pm Snoqualmie Firefighters and other units responded to a reported natural gas leak inside of a restaurant. The building was evacuated prior to arrival. Firefighters assisted with securing the gas to the structure and performing a primary search to ensure no occupants were still inside of
the building.

September 2nd
At 12:04 pm Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a fire alarm at Chase Bank reported by the alarm company. Upon arrival, an alarm technician stated he accidentally set the fire system off while performing maintenance.

Around 2:44 pm Snoqualmie Firefighters dispatched to a car vs pedestrian incident near Railroad Ave SE and SE King St. Firefighters examined the pedestrian and found no major injuries. Patient refused both further care and transport to the hospital.

At 3:18 pm, Snoqualmie Firefighters dispatched to a Ridge residential fire alarm. Smoke detector activation was due to the age of the unit and needing replacement. The homeowner stated he will replace.

[In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 4 medical aid incidents bringing the total number of calls to 678 for 2020.]

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