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Monday, February 27, 2012

Fire Chief's Briefing for February 15 through February 20, 2012

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of February 15 through February 20, 2012.

We responded to 45 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 2

EMS/Rescue: 29

Hazardous Condition: 1

Service Call: 1

Good Intent: 2

False Call: 10

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

Wednesday, February 15 at approximately 2:55 pm:

E2 was dispatched to a reported grass fire near the railroad tracks off Raintree Parkway at Oakhall subdivision. While en route another grass fire was reported near the tracks at the Intersection of Wilson Pike and Moores Lane. Upon arrival on the scene of the first fire, E2 established command and had R1 dispatched to the second fire. Two additional fires along the tracks were reported by passers-by. E4 and B1 were dispatched to a grass fire near the city limits on Wilson Pike and E3 was dispatched to one on Ravenwood Farm Road. Fires were quickly extinguished at all three locations. Witnesses reported a smoking train car with sparks coming from its undercarriage. The train had passed through the area approximately 5 minutes before the fires were seen. Dispatch notified CSX of a Southbound train that may be having difficulty. Upon extinguishment BFR units checked the rest of the tracks all the way to the city limits, but found no other fires. All units were placed available and returned to quarters.

Wednesday, February 15 at approximately 9:10 pm:

E1 and C3 were dispatched on a report of a person trapped between their car and the garage wall.  Upon arrival, C3 and E1 found the patient lying on their left side alert and awake but complaining of leg pain.  The car had been pulled out of the garage prior to BFR’s arrival.  FD personnel exposed the site of the injury and found some minor swelling and lacerations to the right knee and upper right leg near the hip.  The patient did not have any other injuries. EMS arrived on scene and assumed patient care.  The patient was placed on a backboard with full c-spine immobilization and transported non-emergency to an area hospital. All BFR units cleared the scene and returned to quarters.

Saturday, February 18 at approximately 5:57 pm:

E3 and C3 were dispatched via automatic aid for a structure fire in Franklin. Prior to BFR units’ arrival on scene, Franklin Fire Department E6 extinguished the fire with a water can style fire extinguisher. BFR units were cancelled en route and returned to quarters.

Sunday, February 19 at approximately 9:30 am:

Engine 1 was dispatched to a commercial fire alarm. Upon arrival crew members were notified by on site staff that a pull station had been pulled, but there were no hazards. Whoever had activated the alarm fled the scene before anyone found them. Once the pull station was reset, E1 reset the alarm returned to service.