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Fire Blotter: Baby Boy Suffers Seizure

The Arcadia Fire Department also helped two people injured in a car accident.

The Arcadia Fire Department responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week of Dec. 2-8. The following is a breakdown of incident types recorded for this time period:

EMS/Rescues: 57
Hazardous Materials: 2
Public Service Assistance: 5
Good Intent Calls: 9
False Alarms: 8
Total Incident Count: 81

Drunk Man Vomits, Faints

At 6:20 p.m. on Dec. 2, Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 400 block of East Huntington Drive. Fire examined a man who fainted after vomiting. Bystanders confirmed that the patient had consumed large amounts of alcohol prior to vomiting. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures at the scene, including establishing venous access, electrocardiogram monitoring and oxygen therapy. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

Traffic Collision With Injuries

At 2:24 p.m. on Dec. 3, Engine 107 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a traffic collision at the intersection of North First Avenue and East Floral Avenue. Two people involved in the collision had mild to moderate injuries. Both patients received advanced life support at the scene, including full spinal immobilization, oxygen therapy and 12-lead cardiac monitoring. The patients were transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

Medical Assist: Elderly Woman With Chest Pains

At 3:13 a.m. on Dec. 4, Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 1200 block of South Ninth Avenue. Fire crews evaluated an elderly woman suffering from severe chest pain and shortness of breath.    Paramedics administered advanced life support measures on scene, including intravenous access, cardiac medications, 12-lead electrocardiogram, drug therapy for pain and oxygen therapy. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

Medical Assist: Stroke

At 1:59 p.m. on Dec. 5, Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist in the 300 block of Campus Drive. Fire personnel evaluated a female patient who was suffering from a local neurological weakness from a possible stroke. The patient received advanced life support at the scene; including oxygen therapy, 12-lead cardiac monitoring, intravenous access, blood glucose monitoring, and drug therapy. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

Injured Hip

At 8:47 a.m. on Dec. 6, Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist in the 400 block of Robbins Drive.  Fire crews evaluated a woman who injured her hip in a fall.  The patient received advanced life support at the scene, including oxygen therapy, cardiac monitoring, intravenous access, blood glucose monitoring and drug therapy for pain management. Paramedics transported her to Kaiser Baldwin Park Hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

Baby Boy Suffers Seizure

At 6:36 p.m. on Dec. 8, Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist in the 600 block of Fairview Avenue. Fire crews evaluated a baby boy who had a seizure. He received advanced life support measures at scene, including oxygen therapy, cardiac monitoring, intravenous access, blood glucose monitoring, and drug therapy. Paramedics transported him to the nearest pediatric medical center for further treatment and evaluation.

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