The Arcadia Fire Department responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week of March 12 – 18, 2023. The following is a breakdown of incident types recorded for this time period:
Sunday, March 12 At 1:17 p.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to the 200 block of Walnut Avenue for an 86-year-old male who was down. Fire personnel arrived to find the patient in cardiac arrest. Paramedics initiated advanced life support protocols, but the patient was pronounced deceased at scene. Monday, March 13 At 8:23 a.m., Engine 107, Truck 105, Rescue Ambulance 105, and Battalion 105 responded to the 200 block of East Foothill Boulevard for a reported traffic collision with vehicles on fire and occupants trapped. Firefighters arrived to find no vehicles on fire and no persons trapped. The involved parties were quickly assessed by paramedics and one patient was transported to Huntington Health for further evaluation and treatment. Tuesday, March 14 At 10:43 a.m., Engine 105, Engine 106, Engine 37, Los Angeles County Engine 5, Truck 105, Pasadena Truck 32, Rescue Ambulance 105, and Battalion 105 responded to a reported multi-family dwelling fire in the 1100 block of Duarte Road. Upon arrival, fire personnel found a 2-story multi-family dwelling with smoke and fire coming from the second floor. Fire personnel aggressively extinguished the fire and contained the fire to the area of origin. In addition, fire personnel searched for any victims, ventilated the structure, and provided for firefighter safety. Fire personnel were able to knock down the fire within 15 minutes of arrival on scene. The residents of the involved unit were displaced and Red Cross was contacted to assist with their housing needs. The residents were also reunited with their pet cat, which firefighters located during firefighting operations.
Wednesday, March 15 At 6:54 a.m., Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical incident in the 600 block of Sunset Boulevard. Upon arrival, fire personnel found a 72-year-old female with a shortness of breath. Fire personnel performed a full medical evaluation which included a 12-lead electrocardiogram, established intravenous access, and administered an albuterol breathing treatment. The patient was transported to USC Arcadia Hospital for further evaluation and treatment. Thursday, March 16 At 4:22 p.m., Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical incident in the 600 block of Sunset Boulevard. Upon arrival, there was a 95-year-old male experiencing a syncopal episode. Fire personnel performed a complete medical assessment which included vital signs, a 12-lead electrocardiogram, and intravenous therapy. The patient was transported to USC Arcadia Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
Friday, March 17 At 9:04 p.m., Engine 105, Rescue Ambulance 105, and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a report of a vehicle versus fire hydrant incident at the intersection of Huntington Drive and Second Avenue. Upon arrival, there was a four-vehicle traffic collision with one vehicle that sheared off a fire hydrant. Fire personnel utilized a street key to shut off the water supply valve. Three patients received full medical evaluations and they were transported to USC Arcadia Hospital. Arcadia Police Department remained on scene, and Arcadia Public Works was notified of the sheared hydrant.
Saturday, March 18 At 1:17 p.m., Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Michillinda Avenue for a reported traffic collision. Fire crews arrived to find a two-vehicle traffic collision with one male patient suffering from altered level of consciousness. Paramedics initiated advanced life support protocols for the patient and transported him to USC Arcadia Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.