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Friday, July 8, 2011

Fire Chief's Briefing for June 28 through July 6, 2011

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of June 28 through July 6, 2011

We responded to 69 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 2

EMS/Rescue: 39

Hazardous Condition: 5

Service Call: 4

Good Intent: 7

False Call: 12

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

Tuesday, June 28 at approximately 7:51 pm

E4 was dispatched to a report of a decorative light pole that had been struck. E4 arrived on scene to find the light pole laid over in a yard. Contact was made with the home owner who was concerned that the wires might be live. E4's crew disconnected the hot wires and secured them with wire nuts. As there were no remaining hazards present, E4 prepared to clear the scene. Apparently a garbage truck had backed into the light post earlier in the day.

Friday, July 1 at approximately 11:32 am

E1 was dispatched for a reported diabetic emergency. Upon arrival, E1 was informed that bystanders had given the PT lemonade which had temporarily raised their blood glucose level. E1 further assisted the PT by providing oral glucose, then waited while the PT ingested two sandwiches before being transported to an area hospital by EMS.

Friday, July 1 at approximately 8:32 pm

E4 was dispatched to a report of a car crashing into a house. Upon arrival, E4 found a mini-van against the side of a house. The van was unoccupied upon our arrival. Crew members checked the scene to find only minor damage to the structure, all utilities intact, and no leaks or hazards posed by the vehicle.
Approximately 45 minutes later, one occupant of the vehicle returned to the scene complaining of minor injuries. EMS was requested to the scene and took over care of the PT from E4 before transporting them non-emergency to an area hospital.
The driver of the vehicle was found approximately 40 minutes later lying down in the woods behind the house. He was found jointly by PD and E4 through use of a TIC. The subject did not have any injuries and was not treated by E4 or EMS. No other hazards were found after the tow company moved the vehicle away from the structure.

Saturday, July 2 at approximately 6:37 pm

E4 was in quarters when a PT walked up to the station complaining of chest pain. E4 began PT assessment and treatment in accordance with our chest pain protocols. Upon EMS arrival, patient care was transferred and a report was given. EMS transported the patient non-emergency to an area hospital.

Sunday, July 3 at approximately 2:38 pm

E1 responded to a reported vehicle fire. Upon arrival E1 found a vehicle on the shoulder of the road fully involved with fire. Crew members deployed a 1 ¾” foam line and began to extinguish the fire, which had already spread to the interior of the vehicle. E1 extinguished the fire and then began salvage and overhaul procedures. Once all operations were complete and the hazards had been mitigated, E1 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.

Tuesday, July 5 at approximately 12:05 pm

E2 was dispatched to a report of an unresponsive PT. CPR was in progress upon E2’s arrival and was taken over by E2 crewmembers. E3 was requested for additional manpower due to difficulty in moving the PT to the EMS unit. PT care was transferred to EMS who transported the PT emergency traffic to an area hospital with one Firefighter/Paramedic on board to assist with continued care.