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Monday, July 25, 2011

Fire Chief's Briefing for July 19 through July 24, 2011

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of July 19 through July 24, 2011.

We responded to 48 emergency calls for service.

These can be broken down into the following categories:
Fire: 2
EMS/Rescue: 31
Hazardous Condition: 1
Service Call: 5
Good Intent: 2
False Call: 7

Here is an overview of significant events from this period's emergency activities:

Tuesday, July 19 at approximately 6:08 pm
All Brentwood Fire and Rescue units were dispatched for a report of a residential structure fire. The caller reported that the columns on the front of their home were on fire. E2 and R1 were the first units to arrive on scene and reported that there were no visible flames or signs of smoke. After establishing command, they met with the homeowner, who stated that the fire had been extinguished with a bucket of water. All other responding units were cancelled by command. Investigation by E2’s crew found that it appeared the fire was started by discarded smoking materials. With no further hazards found, E2 and R1 went available.

Thursday, July 21 at approximately 1:30 pm
E3 was dispatched on a report of two children locked in a non-running vehicle at an area gas station.  Upon arrival, crew members found a non-running vehicle with two children locked inside.  E3 used their lockout kit to unlock the vehicle’s door.  The children were reunited with their mother and had no signs of heat related illness.  E3 marked available and left the scene.

Thursday, July 21 at approximately 6:03 pm
All Brentwood Fire and Rescue units responded on a reported residential structure fire. Upon arrival E4 established Incident Command. Personnel were met by the residents who stated that there had been a small fire in a pan on the stove. Personnel entered the structure and found a light haze of smoke and that the fire had been contained to the pan on the stove and had self extinguished. All other units were cancelled. Command was terminated. E-4 remained on the scene to ventilate the residence. Once ventilation was complete E-4 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.

Friday, July 22 at approximately 4:18 pm
E1 was dispatched on a report of an unresponsive person. Upon arrival the PT was determined to be apneic and pulseless, and bystanders had already begun CPR. E1 took over CPR and assisted EMS with both further interventions and packaging the PT for transport to an area hospital. One Fire Fighter/Paramedic and one Engineer/EMT-IV rode in with EMS to assist with further PT care while en-route to the hospital.

Saturday, July 23 at approximately 1:46 pm
E2 was dispatched to the bike trail for a report of one PT with a possible broken leg from a bicycle accident. Upon arrival in the area, a local homeowner transported E2’s crew and equipment to the PT. E2 requested Squad 3 (Station 3’s pickup truck) to be used for PT transport. E2’s crew assessed the pt and provided treatment. Squad 3 arrived and transported the EMS crew and its equipment to the PT. The PT was loaded into the bed of Squad 3 and transported to the EMS unit. EMS transported non-emergency to an area hospital.

Saturday, July 23 at approximately 22:35 pm
E3 was dispatched to a report of a one vehicle accident. Upon arrival, E3 found 1 PT still in the vehicle. The vehicle had suffered heavy damage, and the driver was unrestrained. The PT was apneic and pulseless. EMS arrived on scene, and PT care was transferred. E3 assisted with further care before clearing the scene.