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Fire Department Weekly Report - weekof May 5 – 11, 2024

The Arcadia Fire Department responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week

of May 5 – 11, 2024. The following is a breakdown of incident types recorded for this time


Sunday, May 5

At 12:17 a.m., Engine 105 responded to the 100 block of South First Avenue for an

outdoor type of fire. Fire personnel arrived to find a homeless person burning cardboard

for lighting and warmth. The fire was extinguished, and the person was detained by

Arcadia Police Department for questioning.

Monday, May 6

At 6:04 p.m., Engine 106 responded to the 400 block of South Baldwin Avenue for an

animal rescue request. Fire personnel arrived to find a kitten hiding inside of a vehicle’s

engine compartment and were able to remove the kitten from the center console. The

kitten was freed without harm and was released to Humane Society. No damage occurred

to the vehicle.

Tuesday, May 7

At 9:33 a.m., Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to the 100 block of East

Live Oak Avenue for a reported auto versus pedestrian accident. Fire personnel arrived

to find a 74-year-old female suffering from chest pain. The patient received a 12-lead

electrocardiogram and blood glucose testing but refused further care and transportation.

Wednesday, May 8

At 6:46 p.m., USAR 106 and Battalion 105 assisted Sierra Madre Fire Department with a

reported mountain rescue. Upon arrival, Arcadia units were notified of an elderly male

hiker that had fallen off the Mount Wilson Trail approximately 1.5 miles up the trail. Arcadia

units along with Sierra Madre Search and Rescue members ascended the trail and found

the patient 100 feet below the trail in steep rocky terrain. Rope rescue systems were

established to raise the patient back up to the trail, where he was evaluated as stable.

The patient was loaded into a stokes basket for extrication off the mountain side and was

transferred into an awaiting ambulance for further evaluation and treatment.

Thursday, May 9

At 3:11 a.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a report of a medical

incident in the 100 block of Las Tunas Drive. Upon arrival, there was an 80-year-old

patient with a complaint of weakness and chest pain. Fire personnel performed a full

medical evaluation which included intravenous access, blood pressure check, and an

electrocardiogram. The patient was transported to USC Arcadia Hospital for further

evaluation and treatment.

Friday, May 10

At 8:24 p.m., Engine 107, Truck 105, Battalion 105, and units from Monrovia Fire

Department responded to an automatic aid response for a structure fire in the 600 block

of West Foothill Boulevard. Engine 107 was assigned to assist with fire attack, Truck 105

was assigned to Rapid Intervention Crew, and Battalion 105 was assigned as Incident

Safety Officer. The fire started in a bedroom of the structure and spread to a common

attic. The fire was contained, and Investigator 8 was dispatched for the investigation.

Saturday, May 11

At 10:18 p.m., Engine 107, Engine 106, Engine 105, Truck 105, Truck 101, Rescue

Ambulance 106, and Battalion 105 responded to the 1700 block of North Santa Anita

Avenue for a reported residential structure fire. Fire personnel arrived to find an outdoor

fire pit; all units were released.


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