The Arcadia Fire Department responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week of February 10 through February 16, 2013. The following is a breakdown of incident types recorded for this time period:
Incident Type Count
Hazardous Materials: 2
Public Service Assistance: 4
Good Intent Calls: 6
False Alarms: 10
Total Incident Count: 100
Sunday, February 10
- At 2:28 p.m., Truck 105 responded to a report of persons trapped in an elevator in the 400 block of South Baldwin Avenue. Fire crews arrived to find two people in a stalled elevator. Fire crews were able to make contact with the victims and determined neither occupant was ill or injured. Continuous contact was maintained with the victims throughout the rescue operation to keep them calm and reassured. The technician was able to open the doors electronically and the occupants were removed without incident.
- At 4:01 a.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 00 block of West Magna Vista Avenue. Fire crews arrived to find a 68 year old female dialysis patient who had accidently dislodged her shunt and was bleeding uncontrollably. Paramedics provided advance life support measures on scene, including intravenous access and direct pressure to control the bleeding. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
Monday, February 11
- At 9:04 a.m., Engine 107 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical call in the 200 block of East Newman Avenue. Fire crews arrived on scene to find a 4 year old patient who had suffered a seizure prior to Fire Department arrival. Paramedics performed advanced life support measures, including cardiac monitoring and oxygen therapy. Paramedics transported the patient to the nearest pediatric medical center.
- At 6:28 p.m., Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist in the 200 block of West Huntington Drive. Fire crews arrived to find a 48 year old male who was found lying on the ground with no obvious signs of trauma or injury and suffering from an altered level of consciousness. Paramedics provided advance life support measures on scene; including 12-lead electrocardiogram, intravenous access, full spinal immobilization, and oxygen therapy. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation.
Tuesday, February 12
At 7:54 p.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist at the intersection of Santa Anita Avenue and Santa Clara Avenue. Fire crews arrived to find a 70 year old male suffering from chest pains and abdominal discomfort. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures on scene; including 12-lead electrocardiogram, intravenous access, administered cardiac medications, and oxygen therapy. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation.
Wednesday, February 13
At 11:34 a.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist in the 300 block of Campus Drive. Upon arrival, fire personnel found a female patient who was in full cardiac arrest. The patient received advanced life support at the scene; including CPR, advanced airway placement, oxygen therapy, 12-lead cardiac monitoring, cardiac defibrillation, intravenous access, and drug therapy. Paramedics reestablished the patient’s pulses and respirations while enroute to Arcadia Methodist Hospital.
Thursday, February 14
At 6:02 p.m., Engine 105, Engine 106, Truck 105, Rescue Ambulance 105 and Battalion 105, along with Monrovia and Pasadena Fire units, responded to a residential water flow alarm with a confirmed sprinkler head activation in the 00 block of West Camino Real. Fire crews arrived to find a single family dwelling with audible alarm bells sounding. Further investigation with the homeowner found that a sprinkler head self-activated without cause. The sprinkler system was shut down and fire crews removed water from the home. The homeowner contacted a technician for repair.
Friday, February 15
At 10:54 a.m. Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist in the 1900 block of Bella Vista Drive. Upon arrival, fire personnel evaluated a male patient who was suffering from an altered mental status, post seizure activity. The patient received advanced life support at the scene; including oxygen therapy, 12-lead cardiac monitoring, intravenous access, and blood glucose monitoring. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
Saturday, February 16
At 9:22 am Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a traffic collision involving an automobile and a bicyclist in the 700 block of West Duarte Road. Fire crews arrived on scene to find a female bicyclist sitting on a curb with pain in her lower back and legs due to a collision with an automobile. Paramedics performed a full body assessment and placed the patient in full cerebral spinal precautions. The patient was transported to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.
Fire Prevention Bureau
Plan Checks Other Inspections
5 Residential Building Plan Checks 61 Annual Life & Fire Safety Inspections
3 Fire Sprinkler Plan Checks 1 Permit Inspection
1 Fire Alarm Plan Check 3 Business License Inspections
1 Hood & Duct Plan Check 1 Complaint Investigation
1 Solar Panel Plan Check 1 5 -Year Sprinkler Certification Inspection
2 Fire Alarm Inspections
7 Fire Sprinkler Inspections
1 Hood & Duct Inspection
1 Occupancy Final
During the reporting period, the Arcadia Fire Department conducted a total of 566 hours of training. Some of the subjects covered were: Hose Evolutions, Ladder Evolutions, Ventilation Techniques, Salvage and Overhaul Techniques, Tiller Certification, Defensive Driving, Engine Company Equipment, Search and Rescue, Communications, EOC Operations, Records Management, Fire Suppression Tactics, Power Tools, Hand Tools, Truck Operations, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic Continuing Education, Hazardous Materials, Lighting Operations, Rope Rescue, Incident Command, Pre-Incident Planning, Supervision and Management, and Standard Operating Guideline Review.
Volunteer Weekly Activity Report
During the reporting period, the Arcadia Fire Department had a total of 13 hours of volunteer activities. Specifically, volunteers from the community donated their time to assist the Department with Fire Prevention Bureau and Fire Administration duties.