Information provided by the Arcadia Fire Department
Sunday, September 8
At 3:43 p.m., Engine 105, with units from Monrovia Fire, responded to a medical assist in the 300 block of East California Street. Fire crews evaluated an elderly female complaining of heart palpitations. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures on scene including intravenous access, 12-lead electrocardiogram, and oxygen therapy. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital via private ambulance for further evaluation and treatment.
Monday, September 9
At 2:01 p.m., Truck 105, with units from Monrovia and San Marino Fire, responded to a medical assist in the 200 block of East Haven Avenue. Fire crews evaluated a male bariatric patient complaining of weakness and dizziness. Further assessment revealed a large tumor on his leg. A private ambulance was requested to the scene that could transport bariatric patients. Paramedics provided advanced life support measures on scene including intravenous access, 12-lead electrocardiogram, and oxygen therapy. The patient was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
Tuesday, September 10
At 8:47 p.m., Rescue Ambulance 106 was requested to assist units on scene of a multiple casualty incident on the westbound 10 freeway in the City of Alhambra. Rescue Ambulance 106 arrived on scene of a multi-vehicle accident with multiple patients. Arcadia Paramedics assessed two of the patients complaining of multiple injuries. The patients were placed in full C-Spine precautions and transported to Garfield Hospital for further treatment and evaluation.
Wednesday, September 11
At 6:58 a.m., Arcadia Fire Department and Arcadia Police Department personnel participated in a 9/11 Tribute for the fallen first responders of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Verdugo Communications dispatched a narrative tribute followed by the reading of the names of all the fallen first responders from 9/11. A bagpipe tribute concluded the ceremony.
At 1:27 p.m., Engine 107 and Rescue Ambulance 105 responded to a medical assist in the 1000 block of Royal Oaks Drive in the City of Monrovia. Fire personnel evaluated a female patient who was 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.
Thursday, September 12
At 2:37 p.m., Engine 107, Engine 106, and Rescue Ambulance 106 responded to a traffic collision on the eastbound 210 freeway at Santa Anita Avenue. Fire personnel evaluated two patients complaining of mild to moderate injuries. One patient declined further treatment or transportation to the hospital. The second patient received advanced life support at the scene including full spinal immobilization, oxygen therapy, 12-lead cardiac monitoring, intravenous access, and wound care. The second patient was transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital Emergency Department for further evaluation and treatment.
Friday, September 13
At 1:33 p.m., Engine 107 and Battalion 105, assisting units from Los Angeles County Fire Department, responded to a mountain rescue on Santa Anita Canyon Road. Fire crews established a lowering system to lower paramedics to an injured cyclist who fell thirty feet (30’) down the steep hillside after his bicycle went off the road way. Paramedics assessed the patient down on the hillside who was complaining of various cuts and bruises and had possibly lost consciousness from the fall.
The patient was placed in full cervical spine precautions and strapped into a Stokes basket. Utilizing a low-angle raising system, the patient was brought up to the roadside and transported to Huntington Memorial Hospital Trauma Center for further treatment and evaluation.
Saturday, September 14
At 11:47 a.m., Engine 105, Engine 107, Truck 105, Rescue Ambulance 106, Battalion 105, with units from San Marino Fire Department responded to the 600 block of West Duarte Road on a smell of natural gas inside of a structure. Fire crews investigated the odor in the structure utilizing the Four Gas Monitor. The source of the odor was determined to be blocked dryer ventilation ducting. It was determined that there was no natural gas leak. The ducting was cleared and all occupants of the building were returned to the building.
At 6:08 p.m., Engine 106, Engine 105, Truck 105, Rescue Ambulance 106, Battalion 105, with units from Los Angeles County, Monrovia Fire Department, and Pasadena Fire Department responded to the 800 block of Arcadia Avenue on a reported apartment house fire. Fire crews found a single apartment unit with fire activity on the first floor.
Fire personnel utilized handlines for fire attack and exposure protection. A primary search was conducted in the structure; all occupants were clear from the unit. Additionally, salvage, ventilation, and overhaul were provided. The fire was contained to the unit and floor of origin. Two families were displaced and the American Red Cross was requested to provide housing assistance. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental. Total fire loss was determined to be $70,000, with $40,000 damage to the structure and $30,000 to the loss of the building’s contents.