The Arcadia Fire Department responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week of December 3, 2017 to December 9, 2017. The following is a breakdown of incident types recorded for this time period:
Sunday, December 3rd
At 9:13 p.m., Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to the 1600 block of South Baldwin Avenue on a medical assist. Fire crews arrived to find a male patient experiencing shortness of breath. 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 4th
At 10:28 a.m., Engine 105 responded to the 1000 block of Paloma Drive on a report of downed power lines. Upon arrival, fire personnel discovered that during tree trimming maintenance, a tree branch had fallen on a power line causing the line to arc. Fire personnel secured the area and stood by until the power company arrived on scene. The power company de-energized the power line and remained on scene with the homeowner.
Tuesday, December 5th
At 7:27 p.m., Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to the 700 block of La Vida Lane on a medical call. Fire personnel arrived to find a female patient experiencing right wrist pain after a mechanical trip and fall. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures on scene including oxygen therapy, splinting, cervical spine assessment, and pain management. The patient was transported to Methodist Hospital of Southern California for further evaluation and treatment.
Wednesday, December 6th
At 8:47 a.m., Engine 105 and Pasadena Engine 37 responded to an area near the westbound 210 freeway, east of the Baldwin Avenue off ramp, on a vegetation fire. Upon arrival, fire units found a small vegetation fire burning near the Metrorail train tracks. The Railway Control Center was advised to shut down train traffic temporarily while fire crews extinguished the fire. One lane of the freeway was also shut down. The cause of the fire is undetermined.
Thursday, December 7th
At 7:55 p.m., Engine 105, Engine 106, Engine 707, Engine 207, and Battalion 105 responded to the 700 block of North Oakglade Drive, Monrovia, on a brush fire. Fire personnel arrived to find a quarter acre vegetation fire to the rear of the reported location. Arcadia crews assumed Division Zulu and Ridgeside Structure Defense Group, and assisted Monrovia Fire in extinguishing the fire. The fire was contained to a quarter acre and minor damage was sustained to a pool pump housing structure.
Friday, December 8th
At 11:35 p.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to the 100 block of West Naomi Avenue on a medical assist. Upon arrival, fire crews found a female patient in 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.
Saturday, December 9th
At 7:36 p.m., Engine 105, Engine 207, Engine 707, Rescue Ambulance 105, and Battalion 105 responded to the 500 block of Norumbega Drive, Monrovia, on a brush fire. Arcadia units worked with several jurisdictions to extinguish a three acre brush fire.
All photos: Nicholson, Jamie (Photographer). (2017, December 9).
Strike Team Activity
At 8:53 p.m. on Monday, December 4th , Engine 107 and Battalion 105 responded to the Thomas Incident in Ventura County as part of Strike Team XLC 1205A, in response to a California State master mutual aid program request. Strike Team XLC 1205A arrived at the command post in Ventura County Park and was immediately assigned to a structure defense group. Subsequently at 11:45 p.m., OES343 also responded to the Thomas Incident as part of Strike Team OES 1840A. After arriving at the command post, OES 1840A was also immediately assigned to a structure defense group. Both strike teams remain at the Thomas Incident as of the date of this report.
During the reporting period, the Arcadia Fire Department had a total of 80 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 336 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.