From a Snohomish County Fire District 7 news release.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 347 calls from April 1st to 18th, 2016, of which 114 were in the City of Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 10
- Medical Aid: 217
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 24
- Service Calls: 96
- Total = 347
At 12:41 p.m. crews responded to a report of a T-bone collision at intersection of 164th St SE and SR 9 SE. When crews arrived they found two vehicles involved with the driver of one of the vehicles trapped inside. Crews extricated the patient from the vehicle, back boarded, then transported the patient to Evergreen-Kirkland hospital by aid unit.
At 7:21 p.m. crews responded to a report of a car vs. pole collision at the 17200 block of Interurban Blvd. When crews arrived they found one car with two occupants that collided with a power pole. Crews quickly started patient care and transported one patient to Providence hospital by aid unit. PUD was requested due to the compromised stability of the power pole.
At 5:32 p.m. crews responded to a report of a motorcycle vs. car collision at the intersection of 35th Ave SE and Seattle Hill Rd. Crews quickly started patient care. One patient was transported to Providence Hospital by medic unit.
At 9:03 p.m. crews responded to a report of a house fire at 13800 block of 14th Dr. SE. Upon arrival, crews found smoke coming from the attic. Firefighters worked quickly with an aggressive interior attack and performed a search of the residence to ensure everyone was out. All residents were out of the home and no injuries were reported. After the fire was extinguished, crews continued to overhaul to ensure there would be no flare ups.
As we get closer to the summer months, fire crews start training and getting ready for the wildfire season. Saturday, May 7th is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, where communities and homeowners take action to make their homes safer from potential wildfires.
Here are some helpful home safety tips:
- Create a fuel-free area within 3-5 feet of your home’s perimeter.
- Clean roofs and gutters of dead leaves, debris and pine needles that could catch embers.
- Create and practice an emergency action plan with your family.
For more helpful tips on how to prepare you home for the wildfire season visit www.firewise.org .