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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fire Chief's Briefing for February 21 through February 26, 2012

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of February 21 through February 26, 2012. 

We responded to 40 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

EMS/Rescue: 24

Hazardous Condition: 2

Service Call: 2

Good Intent: 5

False Call: 7

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

Tuesday, February 21 at approximately 7:35 am:

E4 and R1 were dispatched to a report of a vehicle accident with injuries. Upon arrival, E4 found several vehicles involved in a chain reaction type wreck. Two of the vehicles involved were a small sedan and a large delivery truck. The sedan suffered extensive damage to both the front and rear of the vehicle. The vehicle’s air bags were deployed, and portions of the truck’s bumper were found by BFR personnel in the back seat of that vehicle. The driver of the sedan was treated by EMS, with assistance from a BFR paramedic, before being transported non-emergency to an area hospital. E4 cleared the scene and returned to quarters, but was later recalled to the scene to wash down debris and spilled vehicle fluids. After all hazards were mitigated, E4 returned to quarters.

Wednesday, February 22 at approximately 4:08 pm:

E1 was dispatched on a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a car VS pedestrian. Upon arrival E1 found 1 PT lying on the ground complaining of pain in a lower extremity. Crewmembers performed a rapid trauma assessment to check for other injuries but found none. The PT had maintained consciousness throughout the event and denied any neck or back pain. The vehicle had been traveling at a low rate of speed at the time of the impact. Crewmembers assisted EMS with splinting the PT’s injuries and loading them into the ambulance for transport to an area hospital.