Here are a few of the calls the Snoqualmie Fire Department responded to during the past two weeks:
Around 1:15PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a single vehicle car accident on State Route 18. Upon arrival, they found one truck on its side with a single occupant who was out of the truck. The driver refused evaluation or ambulance transport.
Around 5:25AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched to an activated fire alarm at the Salish Lodge. There were reports of water flow on the second floor. Upon investigation, they found that a dry riser had charged wet due to a new air compressor
being installed and powered off for unknown reasons. The engineer on site drained the system and reset the panel.
Around 6:10PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a report of a smoke haze in the area of Swenson and Leitz Street. Nothing was found upon investigation.
Around 7:40PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded with other Eastside units for a reported brush fire with multiple starts on State Route 18 near the Tiger Mountain Summit. Several callers reported areas of burning in multiple spots along the highway. Firefighters arrived first to a small 5×5 foot fire extending into the trees on the westbound lanes. Washington State Patrol blocked the road while firefighters extinguished the fire. Other units proceeded past the scene to investigate additional fires. All fires were controlled within ten minutes and the area was turned over to Washington State Patrol.
Around 10:15PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched with other Eastside units for a reported tree on fire. Upon arrival, the Eastside unit advised that they were unable to access the tree and asked Snoqualmie Firefighter to position at the residence to the north and initiate a deck gun attack. Firefighters were able to position from the residence driveway and dumped a full 500 gallons from the deck gun successfully extinguishing the tree fire.
Around 6:45PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a report of smoke from a garbage can on the street corner of Center and Ridge Streets. Nothing was found.
Around 8:45AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters were dispatched to an activated fire alarm at a Ridge residence. No problems were found and the homeowner was told to contact the alarm company for service.
Around 10:25AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to the Snoqualmie Falls PSE upper power house for alarm activation. Upon arrival, they found the alarm in active mode due to a vent fan alarm activation. No smoke or flames found. PSE technician turned off the fan until the problem could be addressed.
Around 12:40PM, Snoqualmie Police requested Snoqualmie Firefighters to a low-speed, minor car accident in front of Jeanne Hanson Community Park. Crews interviewed the drivers and passengers and found no injuries.
Around 1:15PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters assisted other Eastside units with a three-vehicle car accident on eastbound I-90. No occupants of the vehicles were injured.
Around 2:15PM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a fall patient who was transported to Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Issaquah.
Around 5:45AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters dispatched to a report of possible patient chest pain, phoned in by a third party. The patient was found to not live at the given location— the house is a rental. No patient contact.
Around 9:45AM, Snoqualmie Firefighters responded to a report of a smoke smell following a restart of a residential furnace. The occupant stated that they are renting and starting furnace for first time this season. The investigation determined that there was no fire, and firefighters advised the occupant to contact their landlord to have the furnace cleaned and serviced.
[In addition to the above calls, Snoqualmie EMTs responded to 22 medical aid incidents bringing the total number of calls to date to 717.]