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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fire Chief's Briefing for September 4 through September 13, 2011

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of September 4 through September 13, 2011.

We responded to 65 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
EMS/Rescue: 34
Hazardous Condition: 3
Service Call: 7
Good Intent: 9
False Call: 12

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

Monday, September 5 at approximately 5:10 pm

Fire companies responded to a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries and possible entrapment.  Upon arrival, Engine 4 crew found two vehicles involved.  Vehicle #1 was partially off the roadway and vehicle #2 was off the roadway in a ditch on its passenger side and roof. E4’s officer established Incident Command. 
Command checked the scene and found one patient ambulatory and one patient still in the vehicle.  The patient in the vehicle appeared to be an unrestrained driver and was conscious and alert but laying on the windows of the passenger side.  Command advised EMS to gain access to the patient to stabilize them during extrication.

Rescue 1 and Engine 2 arrived on the scene.  Crew Members used an extrication blanket to protect EMS personnel and the patient in Vehicle #2.  Crews deployed the Hurst cutters from Rescue 1 and cut the top and bottom of the B post to remove the door and post to gain better access and removal of the patient.  No stabilization equipment was needed due to the positioning of the vehicle in the ditch.  Crew members assisted bringing the fully immobilized patient out of the vehicle and transported them to the EMS unit.  EMS transported two patients from this incident non emergency to an area hospital.  No other hazards were found, command was terminated, and all fire companies returned to service.

Thursday, September 8 at approximately 4:20 am

E1 was dispatched on a medical call for a reported child birth. Upon arrival, E1 found that a baby had been successfully delivered prior to their arrival. E1 crew provided supportive care to both mother and child before assisting with loading the PT for transport to an area hospital. One firefighter rode along to assist with further patient care while en route.