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Fire Blotter: Drunk, High Woman Falls Out of Second-Story Window

The Arcadia Fire Department also dealt with two men bucked by a horse.

The Arcadia Fire Department responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week of Sept. 30-Oct. 6. The following is a breakdown of incident types recorded for this time period:

EMS/Rescues: 71
Public Service Assistance: 9
Good Intent Calls: 11
False Alarms: 9
Total Incident Count: 100

Drunk, High Woman Falls Out of Second-Story Window

At 6:41 p.m. on Sept. 30, E105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 500 block of East Live Oak Avenue. Fire personnel evaluated a woman suffering from wrist pain after climbing out of a second-story apartment window. The woman admitted to consuming alcohol and smoking marijuana. Prior to the fall, her boyfriend had put her in the bedroom for her own protection. The patient received advanced life support measures at the scene, including: oxygen therapy, intravenous access, 12-lead cardiac monitoring and full spinal immobilization. The patient met trauma center criteria due to the height of the fall (greater than 15 feet) and was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital Trauma Center for further evaluation and treatment.

Men Stepped On, Bucked by Horse

At 7:27 a.m. on Oct. 2, Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a medical assist in the 200 block of West Huntington Drive. Fire crews evaluated two men. The first patient was suffering from foot pain from being stepped on by a horse. The second patient suffered from extensive pain after the same horse bucked him. The first patient refused treatment or transport. The second patient received advanced life support measures at the scene, including: oxygen therapy, intravenous access, 12-lead cardiac monitoring and full spinal immobilization. The patient was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital Trauma Center for further evaluation and treatment.

Car Crash

At 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 5, Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a traffic collision at the intersection of West Colorado Boulevard and Harvard Drive. Fire personnel evaluated a woman suffering from mild to moderate injuries. The patient received advanced life support at the scene, including: full spinal immobilization, wound care, oxygen therapy and 12-lead cardiac monitoring. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

Burned Food Sets off Smoke Detector

At 11 p.m. on Oct. 6, Engine 105 responded to a fire alarm in the 200 block of South Santa Anita Avenue. Fire crews arrived and found a smoke detector activated because a resident had accidentally burned food. Fire personnel utilized a thermal imaging camera to ensure the cooking fire was confined to the container and removed the smoke from the structure.

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