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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fire Chief's Briefing for February 27 through March 3, 2012

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of February 27 through March 3, 2012.

We responded to 42 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

EMS/Rescue: 27

Hazardous Condition: 2

Service Call: 4

Good Intent: 5

False Call: 4

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

Monday, February 27 at approximately 12:24 pm:

E2, R1 and C3 were dispatched on a reported single vehicle accident with entrapment. Upon arrival, C3 established Incident Command and stated that there was Box Van style delivery truck which had struck a series of power poles. The driver was found to be unrestrained and entrapped in the vehicle. Hydraulic spreaders (the Jaws of Life) were utilized to force open the passenger side door and access the PT, who was conscious but not alert to the events around him and quite confused. The PT showed signs of trauma, and full spinal immobilization was utilized to prevent further harm. Crew members removed the PT from the vehicle via long spine board and transferred PT care to EMS. The PT was loaded into the awaiting ambulance and transported emergency traffic to an area hospital.

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Friday, March 2 at approximately 12:19 am:

E4 responded to a report of an emergency medical call. EMS arrived on scene at the same time as BFR personnel. The PT was located on the roof of a home under construction, and had been injured when the wind blew the roof trusses down, striking him. L1 was called for manpower and for assistance with PT removal. The house was in the framing stage, and there were no interior stairs. Access to the PT was initially made by ground ladder. L1 arrived on the scene, allowing the pt to be removed from the roof with its aerial platform and stokes basket. EMS transported the PT non emergency to an area hospital. E4 and L1 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.

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Friday, March 2 at approximately 2:36 pm:

E4 was dispatched on a report of a single vehicle motorcycle accident. Upon arrival, E4 found 1 PT seated on the side of the road. The PT stated that they had been riding their dirt bike on a residential street when they lost control and laid it down. Crew members performed basic life support skills, to include oxygen therapy, manual c-spine immobilization, and treatment of minor injuries. EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred, and the PT was transported non-emergency to an area hospital.