By Heather Chadwick, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information and Information Officer.
Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to 243 calls from March 14 to March 21, 2018, with 45 of the calls being in Mill Creek.
- Fire Related: 9
- Medical Aid: 155
- Motor Vehicle Collisions: 12
- Service Calls: 67
- Total = 243
At 7:11 am Fire District 7 responded to a motor vehicle versus pedestrian collision at the intersection of 148th Street SE and 41st Avenue SE in Mill Creek. Crews arrived to find the pedestrian still on the ground, so they quickly established command and started patient assessment. As Medic 76 arrived they took over patient care with the help of Engine 77’s crew. The patient was transported to Providence in Everett by medic unit with serious injuries.
While enroute to an active motor vehicle collision, Battalion 71 came upon a two car, t-bone motor vehicle collision at the intersection of 59th Avenue SE and 180th Street SE near Clearview. The Battalion Chief added additional units to the response and started checking patients for injuries. When Aid 72 arrived they quickly took over patient care while Engine 71 controlled traffic and started cleaning up fluid spills. One patient was transported to Evergreen Health - Kirkland by aid unit with minor injuries.
Fire crews were dispatched to a brush fire at 2:04 pm at 23200 block of 155th Avenue SE east of Maltby. When crews arrived, they found a working brush fire in a field with no immediate exposure to buildings. Firefighters quickly began strategically surrounding and extinguishing the fire as it moved along in light brush. The fire grew to a couple of acres in size before being fully extinguished. The fire began as a result of improper control of an outdoor burning pile. No injuries were reported.
Every year we are seeing an increase of wildfire danger even in Snohomish County. Communities in Western Washington are not used to seeing this kind of wildfire activity.
You can help Fire District 7 by making your home and neighborhood safer from wildfires.
As the weather becomes nicer, homeowners are able to get outside and clean up their yard of debris from the winter storms. You can start preparing now by creating defensible space around your home and using sound landscaping techniques.
For more information on how to make your home safer form wildfires visit, http://www.firewise.org/.