The Arcadia Fire Department responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week of October 7-13, 2012. The following is a breakdown of incident types recorded for this time period:
Hazardous Materials: 8
Public Service Assistance: 4
Good Intent Calls: 3
False Alarms: 10
Total Incident Count: 109
Medical Assist: Stroke
At 7:08 a.m. on Oct. 7, Engine 105 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 100 block of West Birchcroft Street. Fire crews evaluated an elderly woman showing signs and symptoms of a stroke. The patient received advanced life support measures on scene, including: oxygen therapy, intravenous access and 12-lead cardiac monitoring. The patient was admitted to the Los Angeles County FASTMAG study for stroke patients and transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
Transformer Fire Causes Medical Building Power Outage
At 1:49 p.m. on Oct. 11, Engine 106 responded to a transformer fire in the 500 block of West Camino Real. Fire crews found a small fire on a power pole and transformer. Southern California Edison was requested to the location. The utility company arrived and temporarily shut down power to the pole, resulting in a power outage to surrounding residents and businesses, including an 8-story medical building. As a result of the power outage, fire crews responded to several fire alarm activations, persons trapped in elevators and assisted an elderly patient down the the medical building stairs. Southern California Edison repaired the transformer and restored power to the area.
Medical Assist: Unresponsive Toddler
At 9:05 a.m. on Oct. 13, Engine 106 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 900 block of West Huntington Drive. Fire crews evaluated an unresponsive toddler boy. Paramedics performed advanced life support measures on scene, including: cardiac monitoring, intravenous access and oxygen therapy. The child was transported to the closest pediatric medical center for further treatment and evaluation.