By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information Officer & Educator.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 256 calls from April 19th to May 3rd, 2016, of which 70 were in the City of Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 4
- Medical Aid: 170
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 18
- Service Calls: 64
- Total = 256
At 7:06 p.m. crews responded to a report of a two-vehicle head-on collision on 180th Street SE and SR 9. One driver was not injured. Crews started patient care on the second driver. One patient was transported to Evergreen-Kirkland by aid unit.
At 12:39 a.m. crews responded to a house fire at the 14000 block of 35th Ave SE. Upon arrival, crews found a single family home fully involved. Crews worked quickly to access the fire hydrant and extinguish the fire. No injuries were reported.
At 6:30 p.m. crews responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 180th St SE and 20th Drive SE. Upon arrival, crews found a moderate speed T-bone collision with possible entrapment. Crews quickly started patient care. Three patients were transported to local hospitals by aid units. One patient was transported to Evergreen-Kirkland and two more patients were transported to Swedish-Mill Creek. All patients were transported by aid units.
At 6:43 p.m. crews responded to a report of a house fire at the 13800 block of 28th Dr. SE just east of Jackson High School. Upon arrival, crews found smoke and flames coming from the side of the home. Firefighters worked quickly with an aggressive offensive attack and performed a search of the residence to ensure all occupants were 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.
Firefighters have started preparing for the upcoming wildfire season by training in local neighborhoods. Fire agencies across the state continue to promote wildfire dangers, even in our rural-residential areas.
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 deal 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 .