The following information was provided by King County Fire District No. 44 public information officer Tim Perciful and covers June 12 through June 18. 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: 1
Service Call: 1
Good Intent: 2
False Call: 1
Severe Weather: 0
Total Calls: 28
Incident 1 Of The Week:
Time of Call: 6:48
Location: Green River near Green Valley Meats
Incident 2 Of The Week:
Time of Call: 19:19
Location: Green River Gorge
Green River, Near Black Diamond, 6/15/2012. Rescue teams from KCFD 44 and King County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) recover a missing woman's body from Green River. The woman's body was found about two miles downstream from the area she was last scene. She slipped and fell into the river the night before and rescue effort was put on hold this morning.
Rescue teams included a helicopter, rescue rafts, kayaks, specially trained swimmers, and cameras from Mountain View Fire & Rescue and King County Sheriff's Office. KCSO also brought a command unit which has communications and mapping capabilities. The helicopter initially spotted a pink object in the water and crews confirmed that it was the woman's backpack where they found the woman nearby about 1:30pm.
The rescue teams had to float the woman's body downstream to Flaming Geyser State Park where they could utilize a safe takeout location. They arrived at Flaming Geyser a little after 4:00pm.
We would like to thank King County Sherriff's Office deputies, KCSO Marine Unit, KCSO Air Support, KCSO 4x4, KCSO PIO, KCSO Chaplains, Soup Ladies, Washington State Park, and especially the friends and family of the missing woman for their help with this rescue.
Social Media Updates:
- Twitter: KCFD44PIO
- Twitter: MtnViewBDFire
KCFD #44 will have a burn ban from July 1, 2012 until September 3, 2012 for residents with current burn permits. For more information please visit www.kcfd44.org or call our 24 hour burn ban line at 253-735-0286
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced there will be a statewide burn ban on all DNR-protected lands July 1, 2012, through September 30, 2012. This means all forestlands in Washington under DNR fire protection; the burn ban does not apply to federal lands. Visit www.dnr.wa.gov for more information.
6/18: NW Burn Foundation Golf/ Society of Fire Protection Engineers Golf Classic at Druids Glen Golf Course
6/21: Media Day (PIO will discuss fireworks dangers to major media outlets)
6/22: Kids Day at The Museum of Flight
7/3: Concert at White River Amphitheater
7/10: Firewise Meeting at Black Diamond Community Center
7/12: Car Seat Inspections at Auburn Regional Hospital from 1:00pm till 2:30pm
7/19: Camp Berachah Demonstration
7/21: Concert at White River Amphitheater
7/30: Concert at White River Amphitheater
8/11: KCFD 44, Station 96 Open House (Tentative)