The Arcadia Fire Department responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week of December 31, 2017 to January 6, 2018. The following is a breakdown of incident types recorded for this time period:
Sunday, December 31st
At 6:45 a.m., Engine 107 responded to a reported carbon monoxide (“CO”) alarm in the 2100 block of Highland Oaks Drive. Fire crews arrived and used a 4-gas monitor to detect the presence of CO inside the structure. CO was found at the entry way and all occupants were evacuated from the inside of the structure. Upon further investigation, the furnace was determined to be the source of CO and the appliance was shut off. The structure was passively ventilated by opening windows and no CO was detected afterwards. No injuries were reported and the scene was released back to the responsible party.
Monday, January 1st
At 1:28 p.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 2600 block of South Second Avenue. Upon arrival, fire crews evaluated a patient experiencing flu- like symptoms. Paramedics provided basic life support measures on scene and transported the patient to San Gabriel Community Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
Tuesday, January 2nd
At 6:29 p.m., Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist in the 400 block of Fairview Avenue. Fire crews arrived to find a female patient having chest pain. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures on scene including intravenous access, 12- lead cardiac monitoring, administration of cardiac medications, and oxygen therapy. The patient was transported to Methodist Hospital of Southern California for further evaluation and treatment.
Wednesday, January 3rd
At 12:13 p.m., Truck 105 and Monrovia Squad 101 responded to a medical assist in the 300 block of South First Avenue. Upon arrival, fire personnel evaluated a female patient who was suffering from fainting or syncope. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures on scene including 12-lead cardiac monitoring, glucose check, and intravenous access. The patient was transported to Methodist Hospital of Southern California for further evaluation and treatment.
Thursday, January 4th
At 3:30 a.m., Engine 107 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist in the 1400 block of Oaklawn Road. Fire crews arrived to find a female patient experiencing shortness of breath and chest pain. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures on scene including 12-lead cardiac monitoring, glucose check, and intravenous access. The patient was transported to Methodist Hospital of Southern California for further evaluation and treatment.
Friday, January 5th
At 3:51 p.m., Engine 105, Rescue Ambulance 105, Rescue Ambulance 106, Truck 105, and Battalion 105 responded a traffic collision in the 100 block of Saint Joseph Street. Upon arrival, fire personnel found a transit bus with four passengers that had struck a tree. Fire personnel utilized hand tools to gain access to the bus and assess the occupants. Two of the occupants were treated on scene and transported to local hospitals.
Photos: Nicholson, Jamie (Photographer). (2018, January 5).
Saturday, January 6th
At 3:37 p.m., Monrovia Engine 102, Rescue Ambulance 105, Truck 105, and Engine 106. Battalion 105 responded to a traffic collision involving a semi-truck in the 12000 block of Lower Azusa Road. Fire crews arrived on scene to find a two-vehicle traffic collision with two possible patients and a semi-truck leaking fuel from one of its saddle tanks. Approximately 60 gallons of diesel fuel was released. Two patients were assessed with both refusing transport to a local hospital. Crews diked the leak to prevent the hazardous material from entering the flood control channel. Los Angeles County Fire Health Hazmat was requested to the scene to aid in mitigation of the spill and assist with mandatory hazardous materials release notifications.
During the reporting period, the Arcadia Fire Department conducted a total of 295 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.