By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 604 calls from December 14th to December 29th, 2016, with 115 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 16
- Medical Aid: 392
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 28
- Service Calls: 168
- Total = 604
At 5:15 p.m. crews were dispatched to a three-car motor vehicle collision at the intersection of SR 9 and 184th Street SE. Once on scene, Engine 71 and Engine 41 secured the vehicles then started treating the patients. Two patients were transported to area hospitals by aid and medic units.
At 8:24 a.m. crews were dispatched to three-car motor vehicle collision at the 23800 block of SR 2. Crews arrived on scene to find two vehicles on the roadway and one vehicle in the ditch. State Patrol shut down the roadway while crews started patient assessment. One patient was transported by medic unit and another patient was transported by aid car to local hospitals.
At 12:38 p.m. crews were dispatched to a report of a residential fire at the 10700 block of 180th Street SE. Crews arrive and found smoke coming from the eaves on all sides of the house. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire. All occupants got out of the house with no injuries reported. Fire Marshal determined the cause of the fire was due to combustibles that were stored too closely to a baseboard heater.
At 1:22 p.m. crews were dispatched to a report of a man stuck hanging from a rappel line at the 14000 block of 26th Dr. SE. When crews arrived they found the man alert and stuck on his fall arrest system hanging from a three-story residence. Engine 76 step up a rope system on the roof and Ladder 72 assisted with the rescue. Once the individual was on the ground, medic 76 examined the patient and found no injuries.
With kids going back to school after winter break it is often a time for sickness and the flu to spike.
Our hospitals and emergency departments are already seeing an increase in these types of calls and are already becoming overwhelmed with sick patients.
Fire District 7 wants to remind citizens that we can all do our part to help stop the spread of germs by consistently washing our hands and to stay home when not feeling well.
For more tips on keeping germs away visit www.cdc.gov/ounceofprevention/.