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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Fire Chief's Briefing for March 10 through March 15, 2012

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of March 10 through March 15, 2012.

We responded to 46 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 1

EMS/Rescue: 24

Hazardous Condition: 3

Service Call: 1

Good Intent: 6

False Call: 11

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

Saturday, March 10 at approximately 11:00 pm:

E3 was dispatched on a reported vehicle fire. Upon arrival, E3’s officer reported one vehicle fully involved, flames coming from the engine compartment. E3's crew advanced a 1 ¾ inch pre-connected hose and utilized water to extinguish the fire. The owner of the vehicle stated that they were driving down the road and saw smoke and flames coming from my car so they pulled over. Once all the fire had been extinguished and all hazards had been removed from the scene, E3 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.

Sunday, March 11 at approximately 11:04 am:

E1 was dispatched on a report of persons trapped in an elevator. The elevator had been returning to the ground floor when it became stuck. The occupants of the elevator began to exhibit signs of panic, so the decision was made to remove them from the elevator immediately rather than wait for a responding elevator technician. Crew members utilized an elevator key to open the outer elevators doors before using the manual override for the interior door. Due to the fact that the elevator had nearly completed its journey to the lowest part of its area of travel, the occupants were able to safely step out and onto the floor. Once the occupants had been removed from the elevator, they were able to relax and required no further treatment for their symptoms. E1 secured the elevator before clearing the scene and returning to quarters.

Tuesday, March 13 at approximately 11:57 am:

As E2’s crew exited an area grocery store they noticed a strong odor of gasoline. A bystander pointed out that a vehicle in the parking lot was leaking fuel. E2 investigated and found approximately one quart of gas on the ground underneath it. A slow drip was observed, but crew members were unable to determine if was coming from the gas tank or a fuel line. Oil Dri was used to contain the spill and contact was made with the vehicle’s owner. The vehicle stopped leaking and the occupant had it towed to a shop. With no further hazards present, E2 returned to quarters.