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Arcadia Fire Blotter: Man Injured in Pipe Attack

Check here for incidents reported from Jan. 12-15.

The following is from the Arcadia Fire Department:

The Arcadia Fire Department responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week of January 12 through January 18, 2014. The following is a breakdown of incident types recorded for this time period:

Sunday, January 12 

At 9:04 a.m., Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist in the 1300 block of South Baldwin Avenue. Upon arrival, fire personnel evaluated a male patient who was suffering from an altered mental status after fainting and hitting his head. The patient received advanced life support at the scene; including oxygen therapy, full spinal immobilization, 12 lead cardiac monitoring, intravenous access, and blood glucose monitoring. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital Emergency Department for further evaluation and treatment.

Monday, January 13

At 6:26 p.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 00 block of East Huntington Drive. Fire crews arrived to find a 58 year old male suffering from chest pain. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures on scene; including intravenous access, 12 lead electrocardiogram, administration of cardiac medications, and oxygen therapy. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation.

Tuesday, January 14

At 3:25 p.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist at the intersection of West Santa Clara Avenue and West Huntington Drive. Upon arrival, fire personnel evaluated a male patient who was suffering from chest pain. The patient received advanced life support at the scene; including oxygen therapy, 12 lead cardiac monitoring, intravenous access, and drug therapy. The patient was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital Emergency Department for further evaluation and treatment.

Wednesday, January 15

At 3:21 p.m., Truck 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to an assault victim in the 00 block of East Live Oak Ave. Upon arrival, fire personnel evaluated a male patient who was suffering from head pain with a large hematoma to the left side of his head from an assault with a pipe. The patient received advanced life support at the scene; including wound care, oxygen therapy, cardiac monitoring, intravenous access, and blood glucose monitoring. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital Emergency Department for further evaluation and treatment.

Thursday, January 16

At 6:11 p.m., Engine 105 responded to a fire alarm in the 100 block of El Dorado Avenue. Engine 105 arrived on scene and met with the homeowner. Upon investigation, they determined that the alarm had accidentally activated due to a system malfunction. Engine 105 personnel assisted the homeowner in resetting the alarm. While at that location, a resident from another unit informed the engine crew of a smell of natural gas next door. Engine 105 personnel investigated using a combustible gas detector and found the source of the leak, turned off the gas meter, and contacted the Southern California Gas Company.

At 7:56 a.m., Engine 106 and Battalion 105 responded with Strike Team XLC 1204A to the Colby Incident in eastern Los Angeles County in accordance with the State of California Master Mutual Aid Program. The Strike Team arrived at the command post in Glendora and was immediately assigned to Azusa Structure Protection Group. For the next 24 hours strike team XLC 1204A provided incident management, structure protection, and fire line support to the communities of Glendora and Azusa.

At 1:30 p.m., Engine 706, Truck 105, and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to an elevator rescue in the 600 block of West Duarte Road. Fire crews arrived on scene and found three non-injured occupants stuck inside of a stalled elevator. Fire crews made access to the elevator mechanical room and were able to reset the elevator and free the trapped occupants.

Saturday, January 18

At 1:56 p.m., Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 200 block of West Huntington Drive. Fire crews arrived to find a 67 year old male suffering from chest pain. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures on scene; including intravenous access, 12 lead electrocardiogram, administration of cardiac medications, and oxygen therapy. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation. 

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