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Fire Blotter: Child Chokes to Death

The Arcadia Fire Department also responded to an injury accident on the 210 Freeway.

The Arcadia Fire Department responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week of Dec. 16-22, 2012. The following is a breakdown of incident types recorded for this time period:

EMS/Rescues: 77
Hazardous Materials: 2
Public Service Assistance: 7
Good Intent Calls: 9
False Alarms: 10
Total Incident Count: 105

Medical Assist: Low Glucose

At 8:49 a.m. on Dec. 16, Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 100 block of East California Avenue. Fire crews arrived to find a 59-year-old man lying on the floor. His speech was slurred and he did not feel well. He said he had fallen asleep on the floor the night before while watching television. Paramedics determined his blood glucose level was low and administered advanced life support measures on scene before transporting him to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation

Medical Assist: Head Injury From Fainting

At 2:40 p.m. on Dec. 17, Engine 107 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical emergency in the 800 block of Naomi Avenue. Fire crews arrived on scene and found a patient with a possible head injury stemming from a fainting episode. Paramedics immobilized the patient and performed advanced life support measures. They transported the patient to Huntington Memorial Hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

Medical Assist: Elderly Woman With Chest Pain

11:46 p.m. on Dec. 18, Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist in the 700 block of West Camino Real. Fire crews arrived to find an 86-year-old woman suffering from chest pain and shortness of breath. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures at the scene before transporting her to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation.

Traffic Collision With Injuries

At 9:32 p.m. on Dec. 19, Engine 106, Truck 105, Rescue Ambulance 106, Battalion 105, and Monrovia Engine 102 responded to a traffic collision on the westbound 210 Freeway at Santa Anita Avenue. Fire crews arrived on scene and treated two people. Paramedics released the first one at the scene. The second one briefly lost consciousness and had an injured leg. Paramedics transported the patient to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

Child Chokes to Death

At 3:59 p.m. on Dec. 20, Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 500 block of South First Avenue. Fire crews arrived to find a 5-year-old girl in full cardiac arrest. A police officer first to arrive on scene started CPR and paramedics took over upon their arrival. The child appeared to be choking on strawberries. Paramedics attempted resuscitation but could not clear her airway. They scooped her up and took her into the ambulance for transport to Arcadia Methodist Hospital, where doctors later pronounced her dead.

Medical Assist: Seizure

At 7:27 p.m. on Dec. 21, Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist in the 400 block of South Baldwin Avenue. Fire personnel treated a man suffering from an "altered mental status" following a seizure. The patient received advanced life support at the scene and was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

Medical Assist: Elderly Woman Injures Hip During Fall

At 8:48 p.m. on Dec. 22, Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 500 block of West Fairview Avenue. Fire crews arrived to find an 86-year-old woman who had tripped and fallen and injured her hip. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures at scene before transporting the woman to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation.

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