December Significant Incidents
Posted on January 10, 2022 in Significant Incident Recap
December Significant Incident Summary:
- 1,471 Total Incidents (RFA Responses)
- 7 Significant Incidents
- 3 Significant EMS Calls
- 4 Significant Fire Calls
- 7 Significant Incidents
- On Thursday, December 2nd, Renton RFA responded to a serious motor vehicle accident in Station 17’s area at the intersection of 140th Way SE & Maple Valley Hwy. Renton RFA responded with King County Medic One and TriMed Ambulance with 1 engine and 1 officer rig for a total of 4 RFA personnel. A driver of a fully loaded dump truck was going downhill towards Maple Valley HWY when the truck lost its brakes. The vehicle, traveling at a high rate of speed, collided with a Metro bus with no passengers. The dump truck continued downhill and collided with several more vehicles. At some point the driver of the dump truck was ejected into an intersection. The dump truck T-boned a car that was pushed into another vehicle that ended up on its side. All 3 vehicles ended up in the Maplewood Golf Course. Crews arrived an immediately began triage and transport for 6 patients to Harborview and Valley Medical Center.
- On Monday, December 6th, Renton RFA responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian in Station 11’s area on the 400 block of S Grady Way. Renton RFA responded with King County Medic One and Renton PD with 2 engines, 1 aid unit and 1 officer rig for a total of 9 RFA personnel. A pedestrian was struck by a truck, and bystanders called 9-1-1 before beginning CPR on the patient. Crews arrived and began patient care with the help of other responding units, and the patient was transported to Harborview and arrived with a pulse.
- On Monday, December 6th, Renton RFA responded to a serious motor vehicle accident in Station 13’s area on the 1200 block of Benson Rd S. Renton RFA responded with King County Medic One and TriMed Ambulance with 2 engines for a total of 6 RFA personnel. Crews arrived to find two vehicles involved and two red patients, with Renton PD performing CPR on one and the other needing extrication. RFA personnel assisted with CPR, and the other patient was extricated and transported to Harborview. Crews ceased efforts for CPR and concealed the patient until medic support arrived, and the scene was turned over Renton PD.
- On Tuesday, December 7th, Renton RFA responded to a residential fire in Station 17’s area on the 17000 block of 158th Pl SE in the Fairwood Greens neighborhood. Renton RFA responded with Puget Sound RFA with 2 engines, 1 aid unit and 1 officer rig for a total of 9 RFA personnel. A 2-story split-level house had light smoke coming from the eves. Crews arrived to find a small fire on the floor of the garage and extinguished the flames. Command requested a King County Sheriff’s Office investigator. No civilians or firefighters were injured.
- On Friday, December 17th, Renton RFA responded to an apartment fire in Station 13’s area on the 1300 block of S Puget Dr. Renton RFA responded with King County Medic One with 2 engines for a total of 6 RFA personnel. Crews arrived to find a single unit small fire on the third floor and located the occupant inside the unit. They brought the patient to safety for treatment, and the fire was quickly extinguished. Personnel worked to secure the other floors and requested a fire investigator.
- On Saturday, December 18th, Renton RFA responded to a commercial fire in Station 12’s area at the Albertson’s on NE Sunset Blvd. Renton RFA responded with Puget Sound RFA, Tukwila FD, Eastside Fire & Rescue, King County Fire District #20 and Bellevue FD with 5 engines, 1 aid unit and 2 officer rigs for a total of 19 RFA personnel. Crews arrived and found smoke and flames inside the store and all occupants evacuated. The store sprinkler system held the fire in check until personnel was able to extinguish the flames. Crews shut down the sprinkler system and removed the smoke from the store. Salvage operations started early to protect as much product as possible. The fire investigator worked with the store manager to establish a plan to release the property back to him.
- On Sunday, December 26th, Renton RFA responded to a residential fire in Station 13’s area on the 2700 block of the Victoria Hills neighborhood. Renton RFA responded with King County Medic One with 5 engines, 1 aid unit and 2 officer rigs for a total of 19 RFA personnel. Crews were dispatched to a chimney fire of a 3-story house that had spread to the attic. Crews worked to complete a primary search of Floor 1, then Floor 2, then used an attic ladder to check the attic for flames and complete final extinguishment before performing a salvage on Floor 3. Freezing conditions caused water on the ground from hose lines to freeze, creating icy road surfaces. City of Renton road crews were already in the area and arrived quickly to mitigate the road surface. The fire investigator arrived and performed an investigation.