Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Alert Neighbors Save the Day


On Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at 10:20 a.m., the Lakeside Fire Protection District dispatched an engine company and ALS medic unit to 9500 Harritt Rd to assist the Sheriff Department on a welfare check.

Alert neighbors became concerned when they had not seen their neighbor in a couple of days. A call was placed to the manager who responded to the dwelling. Concern escalated when her car was discovered at the home. Attempts to alert the occupant were to no avail. A 911 call was placed for assistance.

On the arrival of the Sheriff Deputy, access could not be made due to security doors so a call was placed to the fire department for assistance.

Arriving companies elected to make immediate access based on the information. A door was forced open and crews made access. Upon entering the dwelling a female occupant was discovered on the floor of the living room. The patient thinks she fell the prior day and had been on the floor for an entire day.

Crews initiated advanced life support and transported the patient to Sharp Trauma in Kearny Mesa.

Without the actions of her concerned neighbors this could have had a very different outcome. With daytime temperatures reaching into the 80's it would not have taken long for dehydration to set in.

Good job to the residents and staff at Lake Jennings Park Estates....!

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District


  1. As a resident of the park across the street from LJE, I commend the neighbors for paying attention, it's comforting to know that someone is watching out for you! Great Job neighbors!

  2. I hope all my neighbors are like them, conscious on what's happening in the neighborhood. Job well done.