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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fire Chief's Briefing for July 13 through July 18, 2011

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of July 13 through July 18, 2011.

We responded to 53 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 2
EMS/Rescue: 30
Hazardous Condition: 1
Service Call: 5
Good Intent: 3
False Call: 12

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

Friday, July 15 at approximately 3:51 pm:

E3 was dispatched on a report of a child locked in a vehicle.  Upon arrival, E3’s crew found one child sitting in a locked vehicle.  The mother stated that the child had been in the vehicle for approximately five minutes.  E3 used their lock out kit to open the car door without damage. The uninjured child was removed from the car and given to its mother. 

Monday, July 18 at approximately 8:59 am:

All fire units were dispatched on a report of a Commercial Structure Fire.  E3 was the first due unit, and upon arrival on scene, found a four story hotel with smoke showing from a dryer vent on the back of the building. E3 established Command and began investigating to find the source of the smoke.  Command was met by the maintenance manager, who stated that the towels in the dryer had caught fire.  He also stated that he had used a 5 lb. Dry Chemical Extinguisher on the dryer.  Upon investigating, Command determined that the fire was out.  All responding units were staged at their present location.  E3’s Firefighter pulled the towels out of the dryer and moved them outdoors due to the fact that they were still smoldering.  Franklin Fire Department, who had responded per the automatic aid agreement between Brentwood and Franklin, extinguished the still smoldering towels outside. E3 crewmembers assisted with ventilation of the 1st floor East Wing of the hotel to remove any remaining smoke.  Franklin Fire was released from the scene.   E3 checked all of the rooms on the 1st Floor of the East Wing for signs of smoke.  Once the East Wing was cleared, crewmembers were able to reset the fire alarm system. Two employees from the business were treated by EMS for smoke exposure and transported to an area hospital due to their efforts to extinguish the fire.

Monday, July 18 at approximately 11:53 am:

E2 was dispatched to a report of 1 PT possibly suffering from heat stroke. Upon arrival, E2 found 1 PT seated in a chair under a tree unresponsive and not breathing. CPR was initiated and defibrillation was performed. Once EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred and the PT was loaded into the ambulance for emergency transport to an area hospital with one Firefighter/Paramedic on board to assist with continued care.

Monday, July 18 at approximately 5:52 pm:

E3 was dispatched on a report of an individual who had fallen and hit their head.  Upon arrival, E3 found the PT seated in a chair exhibiting signs of an altered level of consciousness as well as head trauma and pain in the area of their spine. Upon EMS arrival, patient care was transferred and a detailed patient report was given. E3 assisted EMS with packaging the PT for transport and loading them into the ambulance.  EMS transported non-emergency to an area hospital. 

Monday, July 18 at approximately 7:52 pm

E3 was dispatched on a Fire Department Assist for a report of a strange odor inside a residence.  E3 responded non-emergency to this call.  E3 investigated with an air monitor and found no hazards.  E3 advised the homeowner to call back if the odor persisted or if they began to feel sick.  No further call was received.