The following information was provided by King County Fire District No. 44 public information officer Tim Perciful and covers April 3 through April 9. This district serves sections of unincorporated southeast King County including areas of Auburn, Kent, Enumclaw and the city of Black Diamond.
Total Calls for the week:
Hazardous conditions: 0
Service Call: 2
Good Intent: 0
False Call: 2
Severe Weather: 0
Total Calls: 35
Incident Of The Week:
Near Kent, WA. April 7, 2012: Mountain View Fire & Rescue responded to a plane crash in Crest Airpark. When units arrived on scene they found a small plane upside-down in front of a house with the pilot still inside. Firefighters extricated the pilot and he was transported with life-threatening injuries to the local trauma center via Airlift Northwest.
An eyewitness reported that he saw the plane sideways in the air and it banked hard behind some trees and homes before he lost sight of the plane. He immediately went to the scene where two other Crest Airpark residents were assisting with the accident. The three men turned off the master switch to the plane to shut off the plane, they shut off the fuel, and helped stabilize the pilot’s head and neck until emergency crews showed up on scene.
The plane landed upside-down in-between some trees about fifteen yards in front of a home. The plane avoided hitting any homes, cars, or people in the crash. The only significant damage to the homeowner’s property was to a few trees in the front yard. The plane did have substantial damage because of the crash.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) arrived on scene to start the investigation and moved the plane into a local hanger for further investigation.
I do not have an update on the pilot or the investigation probably won’t get an update on this incident.
We would like to thank King County Medic One, Airlift NW, King County Sherriff’s Office, the FAA, and the residents at Crest Airpark for their help with this incident.
Social Media Updates:
- Twitter: KCFD44PIO
- Twitter: MtnViewBDFire
We are currently looking for people interested in becoming wildland firefighters. The training will start on May 14th. Please visit our web site for more information.
The first aid / CPR class on 4/29 still has plenty of openings. If you would like to sign up please contact email@example.com.
4/12: Car Seat Inspections at Auburn Hospital
4/16: KCFD 44 CERT: Class 1 of 8 (Mon 6pm - 9pm)
4/18: KCFD 44 CERT: Class 2 of 8 (Wed 6pm - 9pm)
4/23: KCFD 44 CERT: Class 3 of 8 (Mon 6pm - 9pm)
4/25: We will be talking at Kentlake HS
4/25: KCFD 44 CERT: Class 4 of 8 (Wed 6pm - 9pm)
4/29: Public First Aid / CPR class. Contact Tim at 253-876-6788 for more info and to sign up.
4/30: KCFD 44 CERT: Class 5 of 8 (Mon 6pm - 9pm)
5/2: KCFD 44 CERT: Class 6 of 8 (Wed 6pm - 9pm)
5/7: KCFD 44 CERT: Class 7 of 8 (Mon 6pm - 9pm)
5/9: KCFD 44 CERT: Class 8 of 8 (Wed 6pm - 9pm)
5/10: Car Seat Inspections at Auburn Hospital
5/10: Mock DUI Crash at Kentlake High School
5/14 - First New Wildland Firefighter Training
5/23: Tim Perciful will be teaching CERT Animal Response 1 in Renton
5/27: Public First Aid / CPR class. Contact Tim at 253-876-6788 for more info and to sign up.
6/2: Boy Scout Camporee at Pacific Raceways
6/6: Tim Perciful will be teaching CERT Animal Response 1 in Renton