July Significant Incident Report
Posted on August 1, 2022 in Significant Incident Recap
Significant Incident Monthly Summary:
- 1,831 Total Incidents (RFA Responses)
- 8 Significant Incidents
- 2 Significant EMS Calls
- 6 Significant Fire Calls
- 8 Significant Incidents
- On Monday, July 4th, Renton RFA responded to a residential fire in Station 12’s area on the 1500 block of Kirkland Ave NE. Renton RFA responded with Renton PD, Skyway Fire, KC Medic One and 1 ladder unit, 1 aid unit, 5 engines, 2 officer rigs and 1 fire investigator for a total of 22 RFA suppression personnel. Upon arrival, the crews found a small vacant one-story duplex with heavy fire and smoke. They were unable to complete a full search of the structure for occupants due to heavy fire conditions. Crews worked to knock down the fire successfully. The fire investigator contacted the reporting neighbor for information and began their investigation. Cause of the fire still to be determined. No injuries were reported.
- On Monday, July 11th, Renton RFA responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries in Station 11’s area on the 2200 block of Maple Valley Hwy. Renton RFA responded with Renton PD, KC Medic One and 1 ladder unit, 1 engine, 1 aid unit and 2 officer rigs for a total of 10 RFA personnel. A car and a semi-truck collided in a parking lot, and crews arrived to find 3 patients in critical condition and 2 patients needing moderate medical treatment. RFA personnel assisted Medic One with triage and treatment and all patients were transported to Harborview Medical Center.
- On Monday, July 11th, Renton RFA responded to a building fire in Station 13’s area at 10828 SE Petrovitsky Rd. Renton RFA responded with 1 aid unit, 1 ladder unit, 4 engines, 2 officer rigs and 2 fire investigators for a total of 18 RFA suppression personnel. Crews were dispatched for smoke investigation and arrived to find a metal storage building with heavy smoke from all sides. Crews were delayed in reaching the structure due to vegetation limiting access to the building. Once established, they used the ladder truck to set up aerial master stream strategy to knock down the fire. A primary search was completed and fire investigators were called. No RFA personnel were injured during the call.
- On Tuesday, July 19th, Renton RFA responded to a building fire in Station 11’s area on the 300 block of Wells Ave S. Renton RFA responded with Renton PD, King County Medic One, Puget Sound RFA, Tukwila Fire, Skyway Fire and 1 aid unit, 1 ladder unit, 5 engines, 2 officer rigs and 2 fire investigators for a total of 21 RFA suppression personnel. A male occupant was smoking in his recliner while wearing an oxygen cannula when a fire started, creating a large amount of smoke in the unit. For unknown reasons, the male occupant fell out of his 3-story window onto pavement below, causing his death. Crews arrived to find the patient and began assisting Renton PD with CPR. Additional personnel arrived and completed a successful fire knock down. King County Medical Examiner removed the body from the scene while the building was placed on fire watch and turned back over to property management.
- On Wednesday, July 20th, Renton RFA responded to a building fire in Station 17’s area in the Fairwood Landing Apartments. Renton RFA responded with King County Medic One, KC Sheriff, Puget Sound RFA, Tukwila Fire, Skyway Fire and 3 aid units, 1 ladder unit, 5 engines and 2 officer rigs for a total of 26 RFA personnel. Initial reports were for a car fire under a carport. Upgraded to a commercial fire enroute with reports of multiple cars with explosions, the carport and exposure to a nearby apartment building with possible occupants inside. Crews arrived on scene to report a medium, 2-story apartment building, 6 vehicles fully involved including the carport and extending to the building. Fire attack commenced on the vehicles with primary and secondary searches conducted and no occupants found. Additional units on hand included 2 rehab units, medics, cadets, KC Sheriff, KC Metro and Red Cross. RRFA turned the scene over to building management who performed a fire watch. No citizens or personnel were injured.
- On Saturday, July 23rd, Renton RFA responded to a shooting in Station 11’s area on the 100 block of Logan Ave S. Renton RFA responded with KC Medic One, Tri-Med, Skyway Fire and 1 ladder unit, 2 engines and 2 officer rigs for a total of 11 RFA personnel. Crews received reports of up to 5 citizens shot prior to arriving on scene. Renton PD gave Code 4 for fire personnel to enter. Crews assisted Medic One with triage and patient removal as bystanders pushed and grabbed RFA personnel. Over 50 people were actively fighting with police. Total of 2 red patients, 2 yellow patients and one striped. Once all known patients were located, all units were returned to service. King County Medical Examiner removed the body of the striped patient from RFA care. No fire personnel were injured.
- On Saturday, July 23rd, Renton RFA responded to a residential fire at a mobile home community in Station 12’s area on the 200 block of Union Ave SE. Renton RFA responded with 1 ladder unit, 1 aid unit, 4 engines and 2 officer rigs for a total of 19 RFA personnel. Crews arrived on scene to a double-wide mobile home with heavy smoke and fire in the attic. The occupants were already evacuated upon arrival, and it was determined that the fire started in a ceiling fan. Personnel completed a primary search and found nothing while additional crews knocked down the fire and completed salvage and overhaul. No citizens or RFA personnel were injured.
- On Sunday, July 24th, Renton RFA responded to a residential fire in Station 11’s area on the 200 block of Powell Ave SW. Renton RFA responded with KC Medic One, Tukwila Fire, Skyway Fire and 1 ladder unit, 2 engines, 1 officer rig and 1 investigator for a total of 10 RFA suppression personnel. Crews arrived on scene to a small 2-story, split-level house with an exterior fence on fire, with fire extending into the attic. They found no basement or additional hazards, put the fire out, and continued to monitor conditions in the attic. Personnel assisted the homeowners with retrieval of their personal items. Primary/secondary searches were accomplished, achieving an ‘all clear’. Overhaul was performed and the scene was turned over to the RFA investigator. Later in the call, the occupant who had safely evacuated had a syncopal episode, possibly due to being dehydrated and standing in the sun. RFA personnel assisted Medic 7 with treating the patient who was eventually transported to Valley Medical Center. No injuries were reported.