The Arcadia Fire Department responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week of February 5, 2017 to February 11, 2017. The following is a breakdown of incident types recordedfor this time period:
Sunday, February 5th
At 12:29 p.m., Engine 106 responded to the 1100 block of West Duarte Road on a reported transformer fire. Upon arrival, fire personnel discovered two Mylar balloons entangled in power lines with no fire. Witnesses stated they heard a loud blast prior to contacting the fire department. Fire personnel secured the area and stood by until Southern California Edison employees arrived on scene. Once the power lines were de-energized the scene was released to the power company.
Monday, February 6th
At 10:02 p.m., Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to the 600 block of West Duarte Road on a medical assist. Upon arrival, fire personnel evaluated a 71-year-old male experiencing shortness of breath. Fire crews provided advanced life support measures on scene including oxygen therapy, 12-lead cardiac monitoring, intravenous access, and drug therapy. The patient was transported to Methodist Hospital of Southern California for further evaluation and treatment.
Tuesday, February 7th
At 10:23 a.m., Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to the 700 block of West Camino Real Avenue on a medical call. Upon arrival, fire personnel evaluated an elderly female experiencing back pain. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures on scene and transported the patient to Methodist Hospital of Southern California for further evaluation and treatment.
Wednesday, February 8th
At 1:38 p.m., Engine 105, US&R 106,
Truck 105, Rescue Ambulance 105, and
Battalion 105 along with units from
Monrovia and Pasadena Fire Departments responded to the westbound 210 Freeway at Santa Anita Avenue on a traffic collision rescue. Upon arrival, fire personnel arrived to find a small pickup truck smashed under the trailer of a tanker truck and an additional vehicle with front end damage. The 45-year-old male driver of the pickup, who had self-extricated prior to Fire Department arrival, was treated for head pain and transported Methodist Hospital of Southern California further evaluation and treatment. The other vehicle’s driver refused treatment.
Thursday, February 9th
At 2:39 p.m., Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to the 400 block of West Palm Drive on a reported animal bite. Fire crews arrived on scene to find a 35-year-old male, in Arcadia Police custody, with an arm injury sustained while being subdued by the police K-9. Paramedics assessed the patient, treated the wound, and transported the patient to a local hospital for further evaluation and treatment. While at the location, fire personnel were advised of a chemical spill to the rear of the property. Fire personnel secured the area and requested a Los Angeles County Fire Health Haz-Mat inspector respond to the scene and identify the hazardous material. Fire crews remained on scene until the inspector’s arrival. The inspector determined the chemical spill was muriatic acid and neutralized the hazardous material.
Friday, February 10th
At 2:07 a.m., Truck 105 was dispatched to the Emergency Room of Methodist Hospital of Southern California on a miscellaneous call. Fire crews arrived on scene and were informed their assistance was needed in removing handcuffs from a 10-year-old boy’s arm. The parents stated the child was playing with the handcuffs earlier in the day, locked them on his arm, but the key would not work to release them. Fire personnel used bolt cutters to remove the handcuffs from the child’s arm and returned him to the care of hospital staff.
Saturday, February 11th
At 6:44 a.m. Engine 107 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded the 1600 block of Elevado Avenue on a medical assist. Upon arrival, fire personnel evaluated a female experiencing a syncopal episode. The patient received advanced life support measures on scene including oxygen therapy, 12-lead cardiac monitoring, intravenous access, and blood glucose monitoring. The patient was transported to Methodist Hospital of Southern California for further evaluation and treatment.
During the reporting period, the Arcadia Fire Department conducted a total of 360 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.