May 2019 – Significant Incident Report
Posted on June 3, 2019 in Emergency Medical Services, Hot Topics, News, Response Operations, Significant Incident Recap
Significant Incidents: May 2019
Renton RFA responded to 1,421 incidents during the month of May 2019. Below are details on the most significant incidents that occurred throughout the month.
2 Significant Fires
- On 5/9/19 Renton RFA responded to a mobile home fire in Station 16’s area at the 200 block of Union Ave NE in the Renton Highlands. We responded with 2 engines, 1 ladder truck, 1 aid car and 1 officer rig for a total of 12 personnel from stations 11, 12 and 16. The fire was successfully extinguished with minimal damage and no injuries. The residents were displaced as a result of the fire but were able to arrange temporary shelter. The cause of the fire was due to the mechanical failure of a bathroom fan.
- On 5/15/19 Renton RFA responded to a building fire on the 22600 block of 113th Place in Kent. We responded with 1 engine, 1 aid car and 1 officer rig for a total of 6 personnel from station 13. The fire was successfully extinguished with no injuries except for a pet cat that perished in the fire. The cause of the fire was undetermined at the time of the incident.
1 Significant EMS Call
- On 5/27/19 Renton RFA responded to a swift water rescue on the Cedar River in Station 11’s area near Maple Valley Hwy on the 1500 block of Orcas Ave. We responded with 1 engine, 1 dive unit and 1 officer rig for a total of 7 personnel from station 12. The patient was stranded on the far bank of the river with no safe way back across. We successfully rescued the patient with no injuries.