KCFD 44 weekly incident report
February 1, 2013 · 11:22 AM
Total Calls for the week
Hazardous conditions: 0
Service Call: 1
Good Intent: 1
False Call: 2
Severe Weather: 0
Total Calls: 27
Incident Of The Week
KCFD 44 was called to a residential fire alarm on Jan. 27, that was key pad activated, to a residence near Pacific Raceway. When firefighters arrived they learned that a woman activated the keypad because her husband was unconscious on the floor in another room and she was unable to help him.
Firefighters found the man face down on the floor and he was unresponsive, had no respirations, and had no pulse. One firefighter began CPR while the other firefighter went back to the rig to get an AED and other aid gear. The firefighter continued CPR by himself until the other firefighter got back with the aid gear and began our AED protocols. Once the pads were on and the machine was turned on the firefighters were able to deliver a shock and continued CPR.
The medics arrived on location within a few minutes. The teamwork between the medics and firefighters allowed them to restore a pulse and blood pressure.
The man was transported to the hospital.
It is important to learn CPR and to call 9-1-1 immediately during an event like this. The woman was unable to provide CPR but she called 9-1-1 to alert us that help was needed. Firefighters went to the house expecting to help with a fire but quickly learned it was a medical emergency so they switched gears and helped save a man’s life.
We will no longer be checking child passenger seats in the district. This is due to the job duties changing because of the lack of staff.
To schedule a car seat inspection call 206-987-SAFE (7233). Inspections are free, donations accepted. Please bring your car seat and vehicle manuals. Drop-ins are taken if time allows.