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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Fire Chief’s Briefing for June 22 through June 27, 2011

Fire Chief’s Briefing for June 22 through June 27, 2011

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of June 22 through June 27, 2011

We responded to 40 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 0
EMS/Rescue: 23
Service Call: 2
Good Intent: 7
False Call: 7

Here are some highlights from this period’s emergency activities:

Thursday, June 23 at approximately 7:21 am
E1 was dispatched on a medical call for one PT complaining of difficulty breathing. Upon arrival E1 found the PT in obvious respiratory distress. E1 administered a breathing treatment before assisting EMS with loading the PT into the ambulance for emergency transport to an area hospital.

Thursday, June 23 at approximately 9:10 am

E1 was dispatched to a report of a possible natural gas leak inside a home. E1 arrived on scene and made contact with the homeowner who stated that they smelled natural gas in the water heater closet.  E1 crewmembers investigated the area.  No odor was detected, and the air monitor did not detect any hazards anywhere in the home. The homeowner called their gas company who arrived on scene as E1 cleared. 

Friday, June 24 at approximately 6:49 am

E3 was dispatched for 1 person reported to be unresponsive. E3 arrived on and began CPR. The PT was loaded into the ambulance and EMS transported them emergency traffic to an area hospital.

Saturday, June 25 at approximately 7:29 am

E4 was dispatched for 1 person who needed assistance getting up after a fall. E4 arrived on scene and found the PT on the floor of their dining room. After determining that the PT was uninjured, E4 assisted them back to their feet.  E4’s crew then determined that there were no working smoke detectors in the home and assisted the homeowner with installing several working smoke detectors in the residence before leaving the scene.