October Significant Incident Report
Posted on November 1, 2022 in Significant Incident Recap
Significant Incident Monthly Summary:
- 1,717 Total Incidents (RFA Responses)
- 4 Significant Incidents
- 0 Significant EMS Calls
- 3 Significant Fire Calls
- 1 Significant Special Ops Call
- 15 Significant Malicious False Alarm Calls
- 4 Significant Incidents
Significant Incident Detail:
- On Sunday, October 9th, Renton RFA responded to a fire in an abandoned residence in Station 11’s area on the 300 block of Wells Ave N. Renton RFA responded with King County Fire District #20 and 4 engines, 2 officer rigs and 1 investigator unit for a total of 15 RFA personnel. Units arrived on scene and got the fire under control. After the crew searched the structure, they declared an “all-clear” and the fire investigator began their investigation.
- On Wednesday, October 12th, Renton RFA responded to a residential fire in Station 11’s area on the 400 block of Lind Ave NW. Renton RFA responded with King County Fire District #20, Tukwila Fire, King County Medic One and 4 engines, 2 officer rigs and 1 investigator unit for a total of 15 RFA personnel. Units arrived at a one-story residence with heavy fire and smoke. Residents had evacuated and crews secured the family dog in the basement until it could be safely removed from the structure. Once the fire was put out, crews did a complete search and declared an “all-clear”. Fire investigator began their investigation and one unit remained to monitor for any rekindling.
- On Monday, October 17th, Renton RFA responded to a brush fire in Station 17’s area at 140th Way & 142nd Pl SE. Renton RFA responded with Puget Sound RFA, Tukwila Fire, King County Medic One and 4 engines, 1 brush rig, 1 aid unit and 2 officer rigs for a total of 21 RFA personnel. There was a report of smoke coming from a wooded area with a homeless encampment. The area is overgrown with blackberries and is accessible from a trail underneath power lines. Units responded to a creeping fire and light wind and immediately coordinated their fire attack. A crew was assigned to monitor the fire scene and patrol the area to ensure it did not flare up. Crews continued to monitor the area until the expected rainfall came.
- On Tuesday, October 25th, Renton RFA responded to a trench rescue in King County Fire District (KCFD) #20’s jurisdiction on the 7700 block of S Sunnycrest Rd. Renton RFA responded with KCFD #20, Puget Sound RFA, King County Medic One and 1 hazmat unit, 1 engine and 1 officer rig for a total of 7 RFA personnel. Crews arrived to find a patient with a leg injury in a 5-6’ deep trench at their residence. All responding units coordinated the rescue operation and safely extricated the patient. KCFD #20 took over the scene and all other units returned to service.