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Friday, May 20, 2011

Fire Chief's Briefing for May 2 through May 8, 2011

Fire Chief's Briefing for May 2 through May 8, 2011

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue's emergency responses for the week of May 2 through May 8, 2011.

We responded to 49 emergency requests for service during the past week.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fires: 1

EMS/Rescue: 35

Service Calls: 1

Good Intent Calls: 4

False Calls: 8

Here are some highlights from this week's emergency activities:

Monday, May 2 at approximately 1:31 am

Engine 2 was dispatched to a tree down in the roadway on Concord road in front of Arrowhead Drive. We removed the limbs from the road and surrounding area. Engine 2 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.

Friday, May 6 at approximately 5:23 pm

Engine 3 (E3) was dispatched to a personal injury accident. We responded from training at Station 2. We arrived and discovered a minor crash and none of the parties were treated or transported. Williamson Emergency Medical Services obtained a refusal.

Friday, May 6 at approximately 6:07 pm

Ladder 1 (L-1) drove upon an Motor Vehicle Accident. Upon our arrival, we blocked the scene and checked for injuries. L-1 advised alarm of the need for an ambulance (EMS), but no additional fire units.  Crew checked vehicles for leaks and hazards.  One patient requested transport to the hospital.  EMS arrived; L-1 assisted EMS with full spinal immobilization and loading pt. onto the cot and into the unit.  EMS transported one time, non-emergency.  L-1 released from the scene by the on scene Police Officer and returned to quarters without incident.

Saturday, May 7 at approximately 4:28 pm

Engine 2 (E2) was dispatched to report of a "diabetic reaction".  Upon arriving at the residence, E2 crew was met by the patient (PT) at the door. PT appeared disoriented and lethargic. Assisted PT to adjacent dining room chair and began PT interview and baseline check of vital signs to include a blood glucose check. PT's sister was currently on the phone and had called 9-1-1 during her conversation with her sibling due to the sibling's increasing disorientation while on the phone. E2 crew assessed vitals as noted above and found PT's glucose level to be lower than normal. PT was alert enough to ingest oral glucose with assistance. E2 crew established an IV and administered dextrose via the IV. EMS arrived on scene and pts. mentation improved. Blood Glucose Level was rechecked and found to be in the normal range. PT’s neighbors on scene assisted w/ making a meal for the pt. and agreed to stay w/ pt. Pt. did not want to be transported to the hospital and signed a refusal of transport form.

Saturday, May 7 at approximately 10:49 pm

Personnel responded to a reported vehicle fire at the above address. Upon arrival personnel were met by two residents and directed to a white Dodge Van in the driveway. The owner/homeowner had extinguished a small fire in the vehicle compartment prior to Engine 4's (E-4) arrival with a garden hose. Personnel checked for extension and to determine that the fire was completely out. Personnel determined that the fire had started in the left front wheel well as the owner was driving home. The overheated brake had caused the rubber wheel well flap to ignite and had also burned some wiring in the engine compartment before it was extinguished. Personnel advised the owner to have a mechanic check the vehicle before attempting to start or move it. Personnel used the home owner's garden hose to thoroughly douse the engine compartment. Personnel then cleared the scene and returned to quarters.
The owner stated that the vehicle was used to transport tables and equipment worth approximately $10,000.00 for their business. The equipment was still in the vehicle.

Sunday, May 8 at approximately 8:41 am

Engine 2 (E2) dispatched to a home for a complaint of injuries from a fall. Upon arrival, the patient (PT) was found to be in distress with injury to right shoulder due to a fall in the garage. PT advised E2 that he had tripped over a power cord and struck his head on the floor, resulting in a skin tear to the left side of his forehead over his eye. E2 observed a right shoulder injury. The PT had a decreased range of motion due to the pain. E2 exposed the site and noted front side deformity of the right shoulder with good pulses distal to the site. PT denied neck/back pain and point tenderness upon palpation. The head wound was covered with a sterile 4x4 and wrapped with kerlex. The ambulance (EMS) arrived on scene and PT care was transferred. Spinal immobilization precautions were taken, with extra padding to in the void area of the neck to aid in PT comfort. EMS administered Fentanyl by nasal spray for pain management. PT was loaded onto the cot and then into the ambulance for non-emergency transport to the hospital.