2022 Significant Incident Report: August
Posted on September 23, 2022 in Significant Incident Recap
Significant Incident Monthly Summary:
- 1701 total incidents (RFA Responses)
- 5 significant incidents:
- 4 Significant EMS Calls
- 1 Significant Fire Calls
- 0 Significant Special Ops Calls
- 7 Significant Malicious False Alarm Calls
- 5 significant incidents:
- On Wednesday, August 10th, Renton RFA responded to a moving violation accident in Station 13’s area on the 1100 block of S Carr Rd. Renton RFA responded with Renton PD and 1 ladder unit, 1 engine, 1 aid unit and 1 officer rig for a total of 9 RFA personnel. Units arrived on scene to find a car that had crashed into a storage barn used by a landscaping company. The building was partially collapsed with 4 victims trapped inside. PSE was called to cut power to the building. All patients were extricated, 3 transported to Valley Medical Center. It took two tow trucks to pull the vehicle out of the barn.
- On Thursday, August 11th, Renton FRA responded to a residential fire in Station 13’s area on the 17000 block of 112th Ave SE. Renton RFA responded with Puget Sound RFA, King County Medic One and 1 ladder unit, 3 engines, 1 aid unit, 2 officer rigs and 1 investigator unit for a total of 17 RFA personnel. A small two-story house had smoke pushing from the 2nd story window when units arrived. The homeowner reported all residents were evacuated except two cats. Crews provided patient care to one resident who had difficulty breathing. Both cats were found uninjured, and crews assisted Medic One with treatment while transporting one patient in critical condition to Harborview. The scene was turned over to the fire investigator and no RFA personnel were injured.
- On Friday, August 12th, Renton RFA responded to a shooting incident in Station 16’s area on the 1500 block of Orcas Ave SE at Ron Regis Park. Renton RFA responded with Renton PD, King County Medic One and 2 engines and 1 officer rig for a total of 7 RFA personnel. Crews arrived and began providing treatment to a patient with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The patient had fled the scene and was found at a nearby church parking lot with Renton PD applying pressure on the wound. RFA personnel and Medic One transported the patient to Harborview while remaining crew members assisted another patient in the parking lot who had fallen when fleeing the scene and injured their left knee, then turned patient over to Renton PD. Additional crews assisted Medic One in treating another patient found on an access road across from the park with a gunshot wound.
- On Saturday, August 27th, Renton RFA responded to a motor vehicle accident with fire in Station 17’s area on the corner of SE 186th St and 140th Ave SE. Renton RFA responded with King County Medic One, Puget Sound RFA, King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) and 1 ladder unit, 1 engine, 1 aid unit and 1 officer rig for a total of 9 RFA personnel. Two cars had collided head-on, with one vehicle hitting a power line and catching fire. One patient had self-extricated and was found lying 100 ft from their vehicle, and two unconscious occupants were extricated by KCSO and bystanders prior to RFA crews arriving. RFA personnel began fire control and patient care, with PSE arriving to isolate power and evaluate the power pole. RFA personnel assisted Medic One in transporting the two unconscious patients in critical condition to Harborview and the other patient to Valley Medical Center. The scene was turned over to KCSO.
- On Tuesday, August 30th, Renton RFA responded to a shooting in Station 16’s area on the 13000 block of 158th Ave SE. Renton RFA responded with Eastside Fire & Rescue, King County Sheriffs’ Office (KCSO), Renton PD (RPD) and King County Medic One and 1 engine and 1 officer rig for a total of 4 RFA personnel. The crew arrived on scene to find one person unresponsive, lying in the driveway with an injury to the head. After their assessment, RFA personnel determined the patient was deceased upon arrival. RFA personnel checked the area for safety and confirmed with RPD there were no other injured parties. KCSO and RPD began the investigation.