Man Falls From Horse in King County Fire District No. 44 Report for July 17 to July 23

The following information was provided by King County Fire District No. 44 public information officer Tim Perciful and covers July 17 to July 23.

The following information was provided by King County Fire District No. 44 public information officer Tim Perciful and covers July 17 through July 23. 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:
Fire: 0
Rupture/Explosion: 0
EMS/Rescue: 24
Hazardous conditions: 1
Service Call: 5
Good Intent: 1
False Call: 4
Severe Weather: 0
Other: 0
Total Calls: 35

Incident Of The Week:
Date: 7/24
Time of Call: 16:48
Location: Near Red Barn Ranch/Seattle Tilth Farm Works
Tim's Narrative:

Engine 92 responded to a 9-1-1 call for a man that fell off of a horse. The initial information that we received was the man fell off of a horse about 30 minutes prior to calling 9-1-1 and was acting confused, had blurry vision, and was dizzy when he stood up.

When the firefighters arrived they found the man sitting in a chair when they arrived on scene. The man was dizzy and had back pain. The responders put the patient on a backboard and he was transported to the hospital.

The man fell off of a horse onto grass. He was not wearing a helmet. He then moved inside and sat on a chair.

Safety Message:

A fall from a horse can cause significant injury depending on a list of variables. It is always a good idea to wear a helmet anytime you ride a horse.

Injuries from a fall, included from a horse, can cause head, neck, and spine injuries. Anytime someone has a fall from a height it is best to leave them on the ground, unless they are in some sort of danger, and call 9-1-1 to have them checked out. Anytime someone with a head, neck, or back injury moves they can put themselves at risk for further injury.

Additional Info:

Social Media Updates:

Department News:

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<http://www.dnr.wa.gov> for more information.

KCFD #44 Open House: We will have an open house at Station 96 on August 11, 2012 from Noon to 3:00pm.

Upcoming Events:
7/29 - Heather Highlands Open House (Starts at 5:00pm)

7/30 - Concert at White River Amphitheater (Starts at 7:30pm)

8/7 - National Night Out (we will be at several locations)

8/9 - Car Seat Inspections

8/11 - KCFD 44, Station 96 Open House

8/14 - KCFD 44 Commissioner Meeting

8/23 - Fire Extinguisher Class For Covington Water

8/28 - KCFD 44 Commissioner Meeting

8/29 - UASI Regional Aviation 2012 Training Event


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