The Arcadia Fire Department responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week of Feb. 17-23, 2013. The following are the major incidents recorded for this time period:
Elderly Man Injured in Fall
At 6:14 p.m. on Feb. 19, Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist in the 900 block of West Huntington Drive. Fire crews arrived to find a 75-year-old man who injured his rib by falling against a curb earlier that day. The patient was able to drive himself home after the fall and called 9-1-1. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures on scene, including 12-lead electrocardiogram, intravenous access, pain medications, and oxygen therapy. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation.
Burnt Food Activates Alarm
At 2:09 p.m. on Feb. 21, Truck 105 responded to a fire alarm in the 1400 block of South Second Ave. The crew arrived and found a fire alarm activated by burnt food and smoke inside the structure. Suppression personnel utilized a positive pressure ventilation fan to remove the smoke from the structure and helped the homeowner reset the fire alarm.
Injury Traffic Collision
At 6:23 p.m. on Feb. 22, Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a traffic collision at the intersection of South Sixth Avenue and East Live Oak Avenue. Upon arrival, fire personnel found two patients with minor injuries. The patients received advanced life support at the scene, including full spinal immobilization, oxygen therapy and 12-lead cardiac monitoring. The patients were transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
Medical Assist: Respiratory Distress
At 10:23 a.m. on Feb. 23, Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 2500 block of South Second Avenue. Fire crews arrived to find an 80-year-old woman in respiratory distress. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures on scene, including 12-lead electrocardiogram, intravenous access and oxygen therapy. Paramedics transported the woman to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.