Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to during the past two weeks:
Around 3:40PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters were called to an accident where a car hit a child riding a bicycle. The child was crossing a crosswalk on his bike and was struck in the rear tire knocking him over. The unit arrived to find the patient sitting off the side of the road with his parents on scene. The child was wearing a helmet, complained of left ankle pain and some minor abrasions. He was assessed, his vitals were taken, and no other injuries were noted. His parents transported him to Swedish Medical Center for further evaluation.
Around 7:00AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a motor vehicle accident on SR-18 involving a 34-weeks pregnant woman. Upon arrival, the woman was sitting on the driver’s side of the vehicle with the airbag deployed. She stated she became dizzy and nauseous, and attempted to pull-off Highway 18. Her next memory is waking up post motor vehicle accident. The patient complained of abdominal pain and nausea prior to passing out. She also stated that her pregnancy has been difficult due to extreme nausea and she felt fetal movement after the accident. The patient was transported to Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah.
Around 12:50PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters returned to a residence at the request of the parents, for a son having a second seizure. The firefighters had been at the residence approximately one hour prior for the same reason. The patient was sitting on the couch in what appeared to be a postictal state but could respond to commands and follow instructions, with limited desire to speak. The parents called firefighters back for fear their son was going to have a grand mal seizure, but one was never observed. In the past, their son had a history of seizures. The patient was transported to the hospital for further evaluation.
Around 6:55PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters dispatched to a two-car motor vehicle accident at the intersection of the Snoqualmie Parkway and Center Street. Their were four patients total with various minor injuries. Snoqualmie Firefighters transported two of them, and another Eastside unit transported the other two patients to Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah.
Around 1:00AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters assisted other Eastside units with a motor vehicle accident located in north rural Snoqualmie.
Around 5:05PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters assisted other Eastside units with a motor vehicle accident at the I- 90/SR-18 intersection.
Around 3:20PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters and other Eastside units were dispatched to a reported activated fire alarm at the Venture Commerce Center. The call came from the alarm company. Firefighters arrived to find the building evacuated with no signs of fire from three sides. Upon arrival at the named suite from the alarm company, the occupant told them that a child had pulled the fire alarm, and there was no problem. Due to the type of pull station activated, the occupant was advised to contact their alarm company to get the system serviced.
Around 3:40PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a residence on Heather Ave reporting a smell of smoke in the neighborhood. Crews drove the area twice and no smell was noticed or fire found.
Around 12:20AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters were called out by King County Sheriff’s Office for a smoke-filled residence. Crews arrived to find a vacant house with a fire in the fireplace. The flue was closed and smoke was filling the house. Crews extinguished the fire and vented the house.
Around 9:30AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched with other Eastside units for a reported swift-water rescue at the Tinkham Road campground. The caller stated that three children were in the water up to their thighs, and scared to move or come across. There were no obvious injuries and the children were walked across the river by another unit.
Around 1:10PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters and Fall City crews responded to a reported two-vehicle head on accident with multiple patients. Snoqualmie Firefighters took evaluation of two patients, with transport to Swedish Medical Center of Issaquah for one of the patients. Firefighters also provided additional manpower to treat two other patients who were also transported to Swedish.
Around 1:40PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters assisted other Eastside units with a single motorcycle accident whose driver had run into a curb. Two patients were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Around 4:05PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters, along with numerous Eastside units, responded to a residential fire in the Truck Town area of North Bend. Snoqualmie crews provided manpower for extinguishment and overhaul. The house— a 7500 square foot
cedar home— had an exterior fire that extended into the soffit of the structure and laterally into the roof. Crews were engaged for approximately six hours. There were no injuries, but all members of the crew had smoke exposure outside of the structure.
Around 2:30AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded with other Eastside crews for a brush fire underneath the Bonneville Powerlines. It was reported to be about ten car lengths in size, and how it started was unknown. Firefighters utilized a progressive hose lay to flank the 100×100 grass and brush fire. Minor overhaul was performed, and the scene was turned over to the Department of Natural Resources.
Around 5:30AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched to a fire alarm at the PSE Train Depot. Upon arrival, firefighters observed no fire or smoke from the exterior, but alarm bells and strobes were activated. Upon investigation, it was found that the alarm activated due to a surge in the sprinkler system, making the dry sprinklers go wet. There were no signs of a leak or a broken head. The alarm system was unable to be reset, so the site was turned over to the plant manager to wait for an alarm tech to arrive.
Around 6:15AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a second trip of the alarm system at the PSE Train Depot. There was still no fire, and the plant manager attempted to reset the system with no luck. The alarm tech had been dispatched from Seattle. The alarm was shut down and the building was put on fire watch until the technician arrived.
[In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 29 medical aid incidents bringing the total number of calls to date to 454.]