The responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week of August 5-11. The following is a breakdown of incident types recorded for this period:
Hazardous Materials: 2
Service Calls: 2
Good Intent Calls: 9
False Alarms: 10
Total Incident Count: 77
Medical Assist: Abdominal Bleeding
At 8:19 a.m. on Aug. 13, Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist in the 700 block of West Camino Real Avenue. Fire personnel evaluated a male patient who was suffering from severe abdominal pain with signs and symptoms of a gastrointestinal bleed. The patient received advanced life support at the scene, including: oxygen therapy, cardiac monitoring, and intravenous access and volume replacement. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
At 8:47 p.m. on Aug. 6, Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to an assault victim in the 300 block of South Fifth Avenue. Fire crews evaluated a man who sustained multiple injuries during an assault. Paramedics provided basic life support on scene, including trauma care and cervical spine immobilization. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
At 4:59 p.m. on Aug. 7, Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to an auto versus bicyclist in the intersection of East Huntington Drive and South First Ave. Fire crews evaluated the injured cyclist who was suffering from extremity pain. Paramedics performed a full assessment of the cyclist and found arm and hand injuries. The patient declined further treatment or transport.
Downed Electrical Wire Sparks Fire
At 7:04 p.m. on Aug. 8, Engine 107 responded to a reported electrical pole fire in the 1400 block of Oak Meadow Road. Fire personnel found a downed electrical wire that caused a small vegetation fire to the rear of the property. The fire extended into a palm tree and threatened a structure at the residence. Fire crews requested additional resources to the location. E106, RA106, BC105 and units from Monrovia Fire Department were dispatched to assist with extinguishment and overhaul. Fire personnel utilized hand lines and hand tools to control the fire. Structure damage was limited to a melted rain gutter. The area was secured and released to Southern California Edison personnel.
Medical Assist: Stroke Victim
At 11:44 a.m. on Aug. 9, Truck 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to medical assist in the 2600 block of South Baldwin Avenue. Fire crews evaluated a woman suffering from weakness on the left side of her body while driving her car. The patient drove her vehicle up onto the curb before coming to a complete stop. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures on scene, including: intravenous access, oxygen therapy, 12-lead cardiac monitoring and magnesium sulfate. The patient was transported to for further evaluation and treatment. Arcadia Fire Department Paramedics are enrolled in the Los Angeles County Field Administration of Stroke Therapy – Magnesium Phase 3 Clinical Trial, also known as FAST-MAG. This is a sponsored study to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of field-initiated magnesium sulfate in improving the long-term functional outcome of patients with acute stroke.
Medical Assist: Altered Mental Status
At 7:47 a.m. on Aug. 10, Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 400 block of East Santa Clara Street. Fire personnel evaluated a woman suffering from an altered mental status. 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.
At 10:27 a.m. on Aug. 11, Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to the report of a minor fall in the 600 block of Fairview Avenue. Fire crews evaluated a woman who sustained a large hematoma on the right side of her head and was suffering from head pain. Paramedics assessed the patient, placed her in full cerebral spinal precautions and provided pain management. The patient was transported to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.