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July 2019 – Significant Incident Report

July 2019 – Significant Incident Report

Significant Incidents: July 2019

Renton RFA responded to 1,621 incidents during the month of July 2019. Below are details on the most significant incidents that occurred throughout the month.

2 Significant Fires

  • On 7/9/19 Renton RFA responded to a building fire in Station 11’s area at the Taco Bell on Rainier Ave in Downtown Renton. We responded in conjunction with Skyway FD and Tukwila FD with 3 engines, 1 ladder truck and 2 officer rigs from stations 11, 12, 13 and 14 with 14 personnel.  The fire was successfully extinguished with no injuries.  The cause of the fire was determined to be a discarded still smoldering cigarette that ignited a bark fire which spread to the building starting the building fire.
  • On 7/24/19 Renton RFA responded to a cooking fire in Station 12’s area at the 1400 block of Monterey Ave NE in the Renton Highlands. We responded in conjunction with Tukwila FD with 4 engines, 1 ladder truck, 1 aid car and 1 officer rigs from stations 11, 12, 14, 15 and 16 with 18 personnel.  The fire was successfully extinguished with no injuries.  The cause of the fire was from fire that extended outside of an unattended homemade smoker causing damage to the deck cover and deck.  No residents were displaced as a result of the fire.  And there was no damage to the house itself.

3 Significant EMS Calls

  • On 7/2/19 Renton RFA responded to an assault/domestic violence call in Station 16’s area at the 14100 block of SE 142nd St in the East Renton Highlands. We responded with one engine company from Station 16 with 3 personnel.  After the KC Sheriffs secured the scene we treated one male patient for injuries due to the assault.  The nature and cause of the injuries were confirmed through examination of the patient.  Due to evidence of attempts to start a fire by the assailant, the scene was documented and turned over to the KC Sheriffs.
  • On 7/21/19 Renton RFA responded to a dive rescue call on Mercer Island at Luther Burbank Park. We responded in conjunction with Mercer Island FD with 1 dive unit and 1 officer rig from station 12 which included 6 personnel.  The dive call was for a paddleboard rider that witnesses saw go under in the middle of rough choppy water but had not resurfaced.  The divers were in the water for 27 minutes conducting their rescue search before the victim was located.  Unfortunately, the victim did not survive.
  • On 7/24/19 Renton RFA responded to a serious motor vehicle accident with extrication in Station 14’s area on northbound I-405 in Downtown Renton. We responded in conjunction with Tukwila FD with 1 engine, 1 ladder truck, 1 aid car and 1 officer rig from stations 11, 13 and 14 with 9 personnel.  There were two seriously injured patients as a result of this accident.  One of which had to be extricated from the wrecked vehicle.  The extricated patient was transported to Harborview for further medical treatment.  The non-extricated patient was transported to Valley Medical Center for further medical treatment.

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