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September Significant Incident Report

September Significant Incident Report

Significant Incident Monthly Summary:

  • 1,671 Total Incidents (RFA Responses)
    • 3 Significant Incidents
      • 2 Significant Fire Calls
      • 1 Significant Special Ops Calls

Incident Details:

  • On Wednesday, Sept. 7th, Renton RFA responded to a trench collapse at a construction site in Station 15’s area on the 1800 block of 38th Renton RFA responded with Bellevue Fire Department, Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, Tukwila Fire Department, South King Fire and Rescue, King County Medic One, Renton Police, Renton Public Works, 1 Chaplain and 1 ladder unit, 2 engines, 1 aid unit and 2 officer rigs for a total of 16 RFA personnel.  Units arrived on scene to an individual buried in soil in a trench between 18’-19’ deep.  RFA personnel were initially assigned rescue and triage then the scene became a recovery operation. Medic One crew pronounced the individual deceased. The medical examiner and L&I arrived at the scene to investigate, and City of Renton Public Works crews secured the trench as the Renton Chaplain and Police established communication with the victim’s family.  The RFA’s Public Information Officer gave pertinent updates and communicated regularly with the media.


  • On Saturday, Sept. 10th, Renton RFA responded to a building fire in an abandoned residence in Station 12’s area on the corner of Edmonds Ave NE and NE 16th Renton RFA responded with Tukwila Fire, King County Medic One and 1 ladder unit, 4 engines, 1 aid unit, 2 officer rigs and 1 investigator unit for a total of 20 RFA personnel.  Units arrived on scene and brought the fire under control quickly.  The building was searched in the half of the house that was structurally sound and the crew declared an “all clear”.  Fire investigator began the investigation.


  • On Tuesday, Sept. 20th, Renton RFA responded to an apartment building fire in Station 11’s area on the 2000 block of SW Sunset Blvd. Renton RFA responded with King County Fire District #20, Tukwila Fire and 1 ladder unit, 2 engines, 1 aid unit, 1 officer rig and 1 investigator unit for a total of 14 RFA personnel.  Units arrived on scene to a fire on the 2nd floor of a 4-story apartment building with the alarm sounding and the building partially evacuated.  The crew made their way to the source of the smoke – an exterior deck fire.  They extinguished the fire then performed a search of the perimeter and affected units before calling an “all clear”.  Fire investigator began their investigation.