The Arcadia Fire Department responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week of Dec. 9-15. The following is a breakdown of incident types recorded for this time period:
Hazardous Materials: 2
Public Service Assistance: 6
Good Intent Calls: 12
False Alarms: 7
Total Incident Count: 110
At 2:38 p.m. on Dec. 10, Engine 107 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a bicyclist down in the intersection of West Foothill Boulevard and North Baldwin Avenue. The cyclist had collided with a tree and injured his shoulder. Paramedics transported the patient to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
3-Vehicle Collision With Injuries
10:55 a.m. on Dec. 11, Battalion 105 encountered a three-vehicle traffic collision on the eastbound shoulder of the 210 Freeway west of Baldwin Avenue. First responders called in extra units. Paramedics treated an elderly woman with neck and sternum injuries from the seat belt and transported her to Arcadia Methodist Hospital.
Suspect Search Uncovers Multiple Building Code Violations
At 7:51 a.m. on Dec. 13, Truck 105 responded to assist the Arcadia Police Department in the 300 block of East Live Oak Avenue. Fire crews provided a ladder so officers could access the roof of a commercial building to search for a suspect.
Police did not find the suspect, but they did discover hazardous materials inside the building. They ordered the building's owner to come to the scene. Meanwhile, Los Angeles County Health Haz Mat arrived on scene to assist with identifying the hazardous materials. Arcadia Fire Prevention Bureau and Arcadia Building Department also arrived to establish mitigation plans for the multiple fire and building code violations.
Southern California Edison responded to shut down power to the structure due to unsafe conditions in the building. The property owner agreed to work with Los Angeles County Health Haz Mat to facilitate legal disposal of the hazardous materials.
Car Hits Pedestrian
At 7:27 a.m. on Dec. 14, Truck 105 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a traffic collision involving an automobile and a pedestrian at the intersection of South Santa Anita Avenue and East Leroy Avenue. Fire personnel evaluated a who had minor to moderate injuries after being struck by a vehicle. Paramedics took her to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
Automobile Hits Cyclist
At 7:38 p.m. on Dec. 15, Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a traffic collision at the intersection of Magna Vista Avenue and South Second Avenue involving an automobile and a bicyclist. Fire crews treated the cyclist for hip and stomach pain. Paramedics transported him to Huntington Memorial Hospital Trauma Center.