By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Education Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 243 calls from June 7th to June 20th, of which 80 were in the City of Mill Creek, as follows:
- Fire Related: 6
- Medical Aid: 151
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 16
- Service Calls: 70
- Total = 243
At 7:40 p.m. crews were dispatched to a car vs. bicyclist collision at the 24000 block of Paradise Lake Rd. When crews arrived on scene they found one conscious patient laying on the shoulder with an off duty EMT assisting. Crews took over patient care and transported the patient to Evergreen-Kirkland by medic unit.
At 6:15 p.m. crews were responded to a vehicle fire near a house at the 20700 block of 106th Ave SE. When crews arrived they found a vehicle on fire approximately eight feet from the front of a garage. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it spread to the garage. No injuries were reported.
At 4:32 p.m. crews responded to a report of a vehicle vs. pedestrian at the 18200 block of 22nd Dr. SE. When crews arrived they found the patient standing on the sidewalk. Crews quickly started patient care. The patient was transported to Harborview by medic unit.
At 12:34 p.m. crews were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Dumas Rd. and Bothell Everett Hwy. When crews arrived they found two vehicles blocking Dumas Rd in a T-bone type collision. Crews quickly controlled traffic, secured the vehicles, and then started patient assessment. No patients were transported.
At 9:18 p.m. crews were dispatched to a car vs. bicyclist collision at the intersection of 161st St SE and Bothell Everett Hwy. When crews arrived on scene they found the cyclist on the ground and conscious. Crews performed patient assessment and care. The cyclist had minor injuries and was not transported.
Summer is here and school is out! Fire District 7 wants to remind drivers to be more aware while driving near parks and playgrounds or in neighborhoods.
Watch for kids riding bikes or balls that may roll in the street when kids are playing.
We also want to encourage parents to remind their children never play in the street and to not chase a ball if it goes into the roadway.
Having your child wear a properly fitted helmet every time they ride, roll, or skate will also help you have a fun and safe start to the summer!