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Friday, February 3, 2012

Fire Chief's Briefing for January 16 through January 21, 2012

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of January 16 through January 21, 2012.

We responded to 41 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 3

EMS/Rescue: 25

Hazardous Condition: 1

Service Call: 2

Good Intent: 4

False Call: 6

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

Tuesday, January 17 at approximately 7:22 pm:

E1 and C3 were dispatched on a report of an unresponsive infant. Prior to units arriving on scene, the parent administered CPR and the infant had regained spontaneous breathing. The infant was transported to an area hospital for further evaluation. All BFR units went available and returned to quarters.

Wednesday, January 18 at approximately 5:26 pm:

Brentwood E3 was dispatched for mutual aid for Franklin Fire on a reported structure fire. The fire was found to be out upon arrival of the first due Franklin units, and as a result E3 was released from the scene soon after.

Friday, January 20 at approximately 7:46 am:

E4 was dispatched to a report of injuries from a fall. Upon arrival, crew members found 1 PT unresponsive, pulseless and apneic. Advance Life Support was initiated, including endotracheal intubation, CPR and utilization of a bag valve mask coupled with oxygen. The PT was transferred to EMS and loaded into the waiting ambulance for emergency transport to an area hospital with one Fire Fighter on board to provide continued care while en route.

Friday, January 20 at approximately 11:27 am:

E2 was dispatched on a report of a tractor on fire. While enroute, dispatch notified E2 that the tractor had fallen into a burn pit. Upon arriving on scene, crew members found a tractor in a burn pit with a small fire showing. As E2 pulled up, another tractor used a tow strap to pull the tractor out of the pit. The tractor suffered damage to two tires and exterior lights. They had been burning pallets and while pushing them into the pit he was unable to get traction to back out, thus he slid into the fire. With the hazard mitigated, E2 returned to quarters.

Saturday, January 21 at approximately 5:49 am:

E4 was dispatched on a report of electrical arcing at the weatherhead of this residence. Upon arrival personnel were met by the homeowner who told personnel that as they were preparing to leave the house, the garage lights had flickered strangely. They then looked outside to where the electrical lines came into the residence and saw significant arcing from the weatherhead. E4 personnel saw no arcing, but notified the appropriate electrical company for an inspection. Personnel also checked the exterior and interior of the house around the weatherhead and main panel visually and with the TIC. No hazards were found. E4 disabled power to the residence at the main breaker panel, then remained on the scene to monitor and wait for the electrical company to arrive. They proceeded to repair the problem and also released E4 from the scene. E4 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.

Saturday, January 21 at approximately 8:32 pm:

E1 and E2 were dispatched for an inside investigation at a home due to the residents reporting smoke inside the structure. E1 arrived on scene, saw no signs of smoke from outside the residence, and established Incident Command. Crew members utilized the TIC to help search the home for any signs of fire, and E2 was cancelled as it became apparent the home was not on fire. Further investigation by fire personnel revealed that a wall heater had overheated and begun to melt. E1 removed the unit from the home, and thoroughly checked the area for extension. With no further hazards found, Command was terminated; all units were released from the scene and returned to quarters.