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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fire Chief's Briefing for August 18 through August 23, 2011

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of August 18 through August 23, 2011.

We responded to 55 emergency calls for service.

These can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 1

EMS/Rescue: 33

Hazardous Condition: 2

Service Call: 5

Good Intent: 7

False Call: 7

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

Saturday, August 20 at approximately 12:58 pm

E3 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a personal injury accident, vehicle verses pedestrian. Upon arrival, E3 established command and found one PT seated on the ground with obvious tire track marks on their legs. The PT was non-critical, and had been under the vehicle assisting with a repair when it rolled forward. PT care was initiated and continued until EMS arrived on scene. Care was transferred and EMS transported the PT non-emergency to an area hospital.

Saturday, August 20 at approximately 5:32 pm

E4 responded to a reported natural gas leak. Upon arrival E4 established Incident Command. Personnel were met in the yard by the evacuated residents. The residents informed E4 that they heard and smelled a gas leak that appeared to originate from the "D" side (right side) of the residence on the outside. Personnel found a moderate leak at the meter of the gas service to the residence on the exterior D side.  All other responding units were cancelled. E4 crew members shut the pre meter valve and stopped the leak. E4 checked the residence with the gas monitor, and also opened the house up for natural ventilation. No further hazards were found. A gas company representative arrived on the scene and checked the residence with his monitor. E4 was released from the scene by the gas company rep. Command was terminated; all companies cleared the scene and returned to quarters.

Tuesday, August 23 at approximately 1:40 am

E4 was dispatched to a reported vehicle fire. Upon arrival, E4 found one car fully involved. Crew members used a 1 ¾ hand line to extinguish the vehicle. No other hazards were present, and E4 returned to quarters.

Tuesday, August 23 at approximately 8:59 pm

E4 responded to a report of a power pole in the roadway.  While enroute the call was upgraded to a Personal Injury Accident, vehicle into a pole with a PT sill in the vehicle.  E4 arrived on scene to find three power poles snapped off and blocking the roadway.  E4 was forced to park about 500 feet away from the vehicle involved. Crew members carried equipment to the scene on foot.  Upon arriving at the vehicle, E4’s officer found one vehicle into a snapped power pole with the PT still in the vehicle.  The vehicle was clear of power lines and access to the PT was gained though the passenger door.  E4 established Incident Command and advised R1 to access the scene from the east side.  E4 assessed and began to treat the PT.  R1 arrived on scene, checked the vehicle for hazards and assisted with PT care.  PT care was then transferred to EMS, who transported the PT to an area hospital.  Command was terminated E4, R1 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.