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August 2018 – Significant Incident Recap

August 2018 – Significant Incident Recap

Significant Incidents: August 2018

Renton RFA responded to 1,482 incidents during the month of August, 2018. Below are details on the most significant incidents that occurred throughout the month.

6 Significant Fires

On 8/5/18 Renton RFA responded to an outside storage fire at the Downtown Renton Les Schwab’s Tire Center. We responded in conjunction with Skyway FD and Tukwila FD with 3 engines, 1 ladder truck, 1 aid car and 2 officer rigs for a total of 17 personnel from stations 11, 12 and 13.  Upon arrival to the incident a stack of tires located behind the business had caught on fire and was at risk for spreading to the building.  It had not been determined at the time of the incident what started the fire.  There were also no injuries as a result of the fire.

On 8/6/18 Renton RFA responded to a passenger vehicle fire on Airport Way near the Renton Airport. We responded with 1 engine, 1 ladder truck and 1 officer rig for a total of 7 personnel from stations 11 and 12.  Upon arrival it was a fully involved vehicle fire with possible spreading to a nearby building.  The cause of the fire was not determined at the time of the incident.  There were also no injuries as a result of the fire.

On 8/9/18 Renton RFA responded to a trash fire on East Valley Hwy in Kent. We responded in conjunction with Kent Fire and King County Medic One with 1 engine, 1 ladder truck and 1 officer rig for a total of 7 personnel from stations 11 and 14.  The fire was located at the conveyor belt used in the building by the business.  The cause of the fire was not determined at the time of the incident.  There were also no injuries as a result of the fire.

On 8/10/18 Renton RFA responded to a building fire on SE 179th Pl in Fairwood. We responded in conjunction with Kent Fire, Maple Valley Fire and Tukwila Fire with 4 engines, 1 ladder truck, 2 aid cars and 2 officer rigs for a total of 21 personnel from stations 12, 13 and 16. The cause of the fire was not determined at the time of the incident.  The homeowner was displaced and Red Cross contacted to assist the homeowner with emergency shelter.  There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

On 8/15/18 Renton RFA responded to a commercial building fire on SE 4th St in Downtown Renton. We responded in conjunction with Tukwila Fire with 4 engines, 1 ladder truck, 1 aid cars and 2 officer rigs for a total of 19 personnel from stations 11, 12, 13 and 14.  The fire was out upon arrival due to the automatic sprinkler system.  The cause of the fire was not determined at the time of the incident.  There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

On 8/21/18 Renton RFA responded to a brush fire at Naches Ave SW & Stevens Ave SW in Downtown Renton. We responded in conjunction with Tukwila Fire with 4 engines, 1 brush truck, 1 aid car and 1 officer rig for a total of 17 personnel from stations 11, 12, 13, 14 and 17.  This was a slow moving brush fire that happened in an area known to have homeless encampments.  The cause of the fire was undetermined at the time of the incident.  There were no injuries as a result of the fire.

3 Significant EMS Calls

On 8/18/18 Renton RFA responded to a fatality motor vehicle vs pedestrian accident at NE 12th St & NE Sunset Blvd in the Renton Highlands. We responded in conjunction with King County Medic One with 2 engines, 1 ladder truck, 2 aid cars and 2 officer rigs for a total of 15 personnel from stations 12, 13, 14 and 17.  The pedestrian was a known homeless person in the area.  The cause of the accident was due to the pedestrian inappropriately stepping into traffic without having the right of way.

On 8/19/18 Renton RFA responded to a fatality motor vehicle accident on S Carr Rd. We responded in conjunction with King County Medic One with 1 engine, 1 ladder truck, 1 aid car and 1 officer rig for a total of 9 personnel from stations 11 and 12.  Two patients were injured and one was transported to Valley Medical Center.  The third patient was a fatality due to not wearing their seatbelt.

On 8/20/18 Renton RFA responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on 2nd St in Downtown Renton. We responded in conjunction with King County Medic One with 1 engine, 1 ladder truck, 1 aid car and 2 officer rigs for a total of 10 personnel from stations 11, 13 and 14.  One patient had to be extricated from one of the wrecked vehicles.  Two minor injured patients and 1 severely injured patient had to be transported to Harborview Medical Center.

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