The Arcadia Fire Department responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week of December 10, 2017 to December 16, 2017. The following is a breakdown of incident types recorded for this time period:
Sunday, December 10th
At 7:25 p.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to the 200 block of West Colorado Place on a medical call. Upon arrival, fire crews found a female patient experiencing an altered level of consciousness. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures on scene including intravenous access, cardiac monitoring, and oxygen therapy. The patient was transported to Methodist Hospital of Southern California for further evaluation and treatment.
Monday, December 11th
At 9:07 p.m., Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to the 700 block of West Duarte Road on a medical assist. Fire crews arrived to find a female patient experiencing an altered level of consciousness. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures on scene including intravenous access, oxygen therapy, and cardiac monitoring. The patient was transported to Methodist Hospital of Southern California for further evaluation and treatment.
Tuesday, December 12th
At 4:43 p.m., Engine 106, Engine 707, and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to the Michillinda Avenue off-ramp of the eastbound 210 Freeway on a traffic collision involving a motorcycle. Upon arrival, fire personnel evaluated a male motorcyclist with minor injuries after colliding with a vehicle. The patient was assessed by paramedics but refused transport to a local hospital.
Wednesday, December 13th
At 2:13 a.m., Engine 105 responded to the 00 block of West Saint Joseph Street on a refuse fire. Fire crews arrived to find a dumpster to the rear of the structure involved with fire. The fire was quickly extinguished and there was no damage to the structure. The container was overhauled and found to hold wood and carpeting. The cause of the fire was undetermined.
Thursday, December 14th
At 5:15 p.m., Engine 707 responded to the intersection of West Floral Avenue and Tindalo Road on a vehicle fire. Upon arrival, fire personnel found a garbage truck stopped at the intersection with light smoke coming from the vehicle’s compactor area. Prior to fire personnel arrival, the driver had used a dry chemical extinguisher on the burning trash. Fire crews continued to extinguish the fire by applying water and foam from a pre-connected hose line. The burning trash was overhauled until all signs of fire and smoke had dissipated. The cause of the fire was undetermined.
Friday, December 15th
At 5:54 p.m., Engine 107 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to the 400 block of South Baldwin Avenue on a medical assist. Fire crews arrived to find a male patient experiencing nausea after smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures on scene including intravenous access and oxygen therapy. The patient was transported to Methodist Hospital of Southern California for further evaluation and treatment.
Saturday, December 16th
At 10:09 p.m., Engine 105, Engine 106, Engine 707, Truck 105, Rescue Ambulance 105, Battalion 105, and Pasadena Truck 32 responded to North Santa Anita Avenue adjacent to the 210 Freeway on a vegetation fire. Upon arrival, fire personnel found a small vegetation fire along the fence line of the freeway on-ramp. Fire crews immediately extinguished and contained the fire with no houses or structures damaged. The cause of the fire was undetermined.
Strike Team Activity
During the week of December 10th through the 16th Arcadia Fire personnel were still deployed at the Thomas Incident in Ventura County. Engine 105 and Battalion 105 were part of Strike Team XLC 1205A and OES Engine 343 was part of Strike Team OES 1840A. They were assigned to structure defense, tactical patrol, and mop up. Engine 105 and Battalion 105 returned home on December 18, 2017. OES Engine 343 is still assigned to the Thomas Incident as of the date of this report.
During the reporting period, the Arcadia Fire Department had a total of 72 hours of volunteer services. Specifically, volunteers from the community donated their time to assist the Department with administrative, fire prevention, and miscellaneous duties.
During the reporting period, the Arcadia Fire Department conducted a total of 303 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.