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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fire Chief's Briefing for February 3 through February 8, 2012

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of February 3 through February 8, 2012.

We responded to 38 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

EMS/Rescue: 22

Hazardous Condition: 1

Good Intent: 9

False Call: 6

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

Saturday, February 4 at approximately 5:59 pm:

E2 was dispatched on reported injuries from a fall. Upon arrival, E2 found 1 PT who was totally unresponsive and exhibiting poor respirations after falling down a flight of stairs. E2 provided Basic Life Support to include manual c-spine immobilization, airway management, oxygen therapy, as well as full spinal immobilization to a long spine board in preparation for transport to the hospital. Once EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred and crew members assisted with additional PT care, to include Advanced Life Support such as endotracheal intubation. The PT was transported emergency traffic to an area hospital with one firefighter on board to assist with further care while en route.

Tuesday, February 7 at approximately 1:09 pm:

E4 was dispatched on a report of 1 PT unresponsive. Upon arrival, crew members found 1 PT unresponsive to stimuli but perfusing and breathing on their own. The PT was moved to the floor, vital signs including blood glucose and an EKG were obtained, oxygen therapy was initiated, and family members were consulted for a medical history. EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred, and the PT was transported emergency traffic to an area hospital.

Wednesday, February 8 at approximately 5:44 am:

E2 responded to a request for an inside investigation due to a smell of burning wires in a residence. Upon arrival, crew members were met by the occupant, who stated they didn't smell it any longer and thought it may have been a skunk, which personnel agreed with. E2 investigated further and did not notice an odor inside.  The occupant had shut off their HVAC system. E2 turned that back on and went outside to check it out, but nothing was found to be out of place. Crew members went back inside and a slight electrical smell was noted. It was now believed to be the HVAC unit going bad, and the homeowner was advised to call a technician.