Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of August 24 through August 29, 2011.
We responded to 35 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Hazardous Condition: 1
Service Call: 1
Good Intent: 4
False Call: 8
Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities:
Wednesday, August 24 at approximately 10:35 pm
E1 was dispatched on a reported commercial fire alarm. Upon arrival, E1’s crew was met by construction workers who stated that they had caused a minor fire while performing work on the structure. Prior to E1’s arrival a worker had accidentally ignited a paper towel but quickly extinguished it with water from a nearby water bottle. The towel continued to smoke, setting off the smoke detectors. With no further hazards found, E1 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.
Friday, August 26 at approximately 1:32 am
All units were dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire. E1 arrived first on scene, established incident command and reported a deck in the rear of the home heavily involved in fire. A 1 ¾ inch hand line was deployed by E1’s crew and the fire was quickly knocked down and extinguished. Other units began arriving on scene to assist with overhauling the remains of the deck and to check for extension into the rest of the home. No extension was found, and upon investigation it appears that the fire was caused by low voltage lighting placed too close to mulch. The mulch ignited which eventually caused the combustion of the deck. After further overhaul, all units went available and returned to quarters.
Saturday, August 27 at approximately 1:16 am
E1 was dispatched on a report of injuries from a fall. Upon arrival, E1 found one Pt who had fallen approximately 15 feet onto some rocks. Bystanders reported that the PT had been unresponsive, pulse-less and not breathing, so they had performed CPR. E1 found the PT to be responsive and breathing, so no further CPR was required. Crew members began PT assessment as well as cervical spine immobilization. EMS arrived on scene and PT care was transferred before the PT was transported to an area hospital. After EMS left the scene, a second PT presented themselves to E1 with minor injuries, but refused transport.
Saturday, August 27 at approximately 7:12 am
E2 was dispatched on a residential fire alarm. Upon arrival, E2 was met by the homeowners who stated that a small fire had started under their stove, but that they had extinguished it with water prior to E2’s arrival. Crew members noted light smoke still present in the home as well as a strong odor of burned plastic. E2 assisted the homeowners with removal of the damaged materials and ventilating the home. With no further hazards found, E2 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.
Saturday, August 27 at approximately 1:54 pm
E4 was dispatched on a report of injuries from a fall. Upon arrival, E4 found one PT who had fallen out of a tree after their ladder broke. E4 began PT assessment as well as taking cervical spine immobilization precautions. The PT was found to be suffering from back pain. EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred, and the PT was transported to an area hospital.
Sunday, August 28 at approximately 6:35 pm
E2 was dispatched on a report of a power pole on fire. E2 was out of quarters, so R1 initially responded. Upon arrival, E1 found a small fire burning insulation on the telephone lines. Upon E2’s arrival, crew members used a brief burst of water from the deck gun to put out the fire. The scene was later turned over to the electric company. With no other hazards present, all units returned to quarters.
Monday, August 29 at approximately 11:44 pm
E3 was dispatched on a report of a woman in labor. Upon arrival, E3 found PT seated in their vehicle in obvious labor. E3 began assessment of the PT and attempted to calm them down. PT had been enroute to the hospital but unable to proceed any further without help. Upon arrival of EMS, PT care was quickly transferred and the PT was transported to an area hospital with one Fire Fighter/Paramedic on board to assist with further care.