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Significant Incidents: February & March

Significant Incidents: February & March

These are the significant incidents for the months of February and March of 2021: 

  • 2,669 Total Emergency Responses (1,266 in February, 1403 in March)
  • 11 Total Significant Incidents (4 in February, 7 in March)
  • 7 of the Significant Incidents were EMS related (3 in February, 4 in March)
  • 4 of the Significant Incidents were Fire related (1 in February, 3 in March)

Incident Summaries: 

  • On 2/14/2021, Renton RFA responded to a residential fire in Station 13’s area on the 10400 block of SE 166th King County Medic One provided assistance as E313, E311, L311, E314, E317, A313, B311 and B313 responded for a total of 19 RFA personnel.  The resident awoke to her heating pad on fire, causing burns to her lower legs and extending to the rest of the room of origin.  The home occupant was able to successfully evacuate.  Crews began suppression operations upon arrival to the fire scene while Medic One evaluated the occupant of the home to evaluate the burns.  The fire was extinguished with no injuries to the firefighter crews.  Cause of the fire was determined to be accidental in nature.

 

  • On 2/23/2021, Renton RFA responded to a shooting in Station 13’s area on the 19600 block of Talbot Rd S. We responded with King County Medic One with one engine, one aid unit and one officer rig for a total of 6 RFA personnel.  Upon arrival, a 42-year-old female was treated at the scene for a gunshot wound on the hand.  RFA personnel assisted paramedics with continued treatment of the patient while the patient was transported to Valley Medical Center by King County Medic One.  The scene was turned over to PD for investigation.

 

  • On 2/25/2021, Renton RFA responded to a motor vehicle accident with King County Medic One in Station 13’s area on the 10400 block of SE 172ndRFA units E313, A313, B313 and L311 responded for a total of 9 RFA personnel.  A vehicle had driven into a building with one entrapped patient.  Upon arrival, crews began the extrication process, removing the roof and doors of the vehicle.  RFA personnel assisted paramedics with continued treatment of the patient while the patient was transported to Harborview Medical Center.  Building management was contacted to complete emergency repairs to the gutter and roof of the 2-story apartment.  No imminent collapse was expected due to the accident.

 

  • On 2/25/2021, Renton RFA responded to a motor vehicle versus pedestrian accident with King County Medic One in Station 14’s area on the corner of S Grady Way and Rainier Ave S. RFA units E314, L311 and B311 responded for a total of 6 personnel.  A male bicyclist was trying to cross the intersection while traffic was flowing when the vehicle struck the bicyclist.  The pedestrian was not wearing a helmet and went head-first through the windshield.  The patient did not survive and was transported to Harborview Medical Center.
  • On 3/1/2021, Renton RFA responded to a shooting in Station 11’s area on the 1400 block of NE 4th We responded with King County Medic One with 2 engines and 1 officer rig for a total of 7 RFA personnel.  The crew found a 17-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound to the forehead and an exit wound at the back of the head. RFA personnel performed CPR with assistance from paramedics but ceased efforts. The scene was turned over to Renton PD for investigation.

 

  • On 3/4/2021, Renton RFA responded to a motor vehicle accident in Station 13’s area on northbound SR-167 south of I-405. We responded with Tukwila FD and Tri-Med with 3 engines and 1 officer rig for a total of 10 RFA personnel. One of the vehicles was on its side with the patient still inside. Crews worked to perform extrication of the trapped patient and provide treatment to the three other patients with minor injuries. The extricated patient was transported to Valley Medical Center via Tri-Med.

 

  • On 3/4/2021, Renton RFA responded to a motor vehicle accident in Station 14’s area on the 500 block of Monster Rd SW. We responded with Skyway FD with 1 engine and 1 officer rig for a total of 4 RFA personnel. A dump truck had freewheeled 30 feet down a steep embankment with the driver in pursuit, getting caught on some ecology blocks that prevented it from going all the way down the hill. There was a diesel fuel leak of an estimated 75 gallons of fuel. The Natural Resource Center and Department of Ecology responded to the scene and advised the business owners to remove the contaminated soil to limit environmental damage. The truck and trailer were removed from the hill and all rigs returned to service.

 

  • On 3/10/2021, Renton RFA responded to a residential fire in Station 17’s area on the 15500 block of SE 179th We responded with Puget Sound RFA with 2 engines, 1 aid unit and 1 officer rig for a total of 13 RFA personnel. Upon arrival, crews found a fully involved 2-story house fire and began suppression efforts. The fire was extinguished without any civilian or firefighter injuries. PSE secured power and gas, and the fire investigation was turned over to the King County Safety Officer Investigator.

 

  • On 3/13/2021, Renton RFA responded to a 2-story commercial fire in Station 12’s area on the 4400 block of NE 12th St in the Renton Sage Apartments. We responded with Tri-Med, King County Medic One, Tukwila FD, Eastside F&R and Bellevue FD with 5 engines, 1 aid unit, 1 chaplain unit and 2 officer rigs for a total of 20 RFA personnel. Heavy flames could be seen extending into the attic, with four residents ready to jump from the balcony. Crew were able to extinguish the fire in the building. RFA personnel assisted medics in treating two patients for smoke inhalation and a sore leg from jumping, and both were transported to Valley Medical Center by Tri-Med ambulance. An RFA fire inspector arrived and began the investigation with a suspected accidental cause, likely started on the stove. No firefighters were injured.

 

  • On 3/14/2021, Renton RFA responded to a building fire in Station 11’s area on the 80 block of Logan Ave S. We responded with Fire District #20 with 4 engines and 2 officer rigs for a total of 14 RFA personnel. Crews arrived to find an old storage shed almost completely engulfed in flames. The fire was quickly extinguished with no injuries to firefighters or civilians.

 

  • On 3/19/2021, Renton RFA responded to a motor vehicle accident then upgraded to a shooting in Station 11’s area at the intersection of S Grady Way & Shattuck Ave S. We responded with King County Medic One with 2 engines and 1 officer rig for a total of 7 RFA personnel. Upon arrival, crews found a victim who had shot himself in the face, with severe bleeding and airway compromise. RFA personnel assisted medics in packaging the patient to perform advance life support measures while transporting him to Harborview Medical Center. Other RFA personnel assisted Renton PD with scene cleanup, and the scene was left to Renton PD to complete an investigation.

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