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Monday, April 16, 2012

Fire Chief's Briefing for April 9 through April 14, 2012

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of April 9 through April 14, 2012.

We responded to 47 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 1

EMS/Rescue: 30

Service Call: 4

Good Intent: 7

False Call: 5

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

Monday, April 9 at approximately 3:16 pm:

E1 and E3 were dispatched to a vehicle fire involving a tractor trailer on the south bound lane of Interstate 65 north of Concord Rd. Upon arrival, E1 found one trailer with the rear brakes involved in fire.  E1 established Incident Command and pulled the rear foam line.  E3 arrived on scene and helped with traffic control.  The fire was quickly extinguished before it could spread to the trailer. After inspecting the rest of the vehicle no further extension was found.  With no other hazards present, command was terminated and all companies were placed available.

Monday, April 9 at approximately 7:25 pm:

E2 and R1 were dispatched to assist BPD with a search for a missing child lost on the bike trail between Crockett Park and River Park. Crews met with BPD at River Park and formed Unified Command. Within 5 minutes of arrival, and before crews could immobilize a search grid, the child was found safe in a restroom at Crockett Park by a PD officer. With the missing person accounted for, all BFR units were released from the scene.

Thursday, April 12 at approximately 12:02 pm:

E2 was dispatched on a report of injuries from a fall. Upon arrival, crew members made contact with the PT who stated that they had fallen from a standing position, attempted to stand and fell again after experiencing pain in the area of their hip. E2’s paramedic performed a rapid trauma assessment of the PT and noted an obvious deformity, tenderness, and swelling in the PT’s hip. EMS arrived on scene and PT care was transferred. E2 assisted EMS with moving the PT to the stretcher via a blanket lift and loading them into the ambulance for transport to an area hospital.

Friday, April 13 at approximately 2:07 am:

E3 was dispatched on a report of an unresponsive person. Upon arrival, crew members found 1 PT with a decreased level of consciousness. The PT was breathing and had a weak pulse. E3 began PT assessment, to include vital signs and cardiac monitoring, as well as supportive care in the form of providing supplemental oxygen and IV therapy. These interventions helped improve the PT’s vital signs. After interpreting the cardiac monitor, E3’s paramedic deemed the PT to be critical. EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred, and crew members assisted EMS with loading the PT into the ambulance for emergency transport to an area hospital.

Friday, April 13 at approximately 6:19 pm:

E4 personnel heard what sounded like a motor vehicle accident in front of Station 4. E4’s officer walked out to investigate and found one vehicle off the roadway with all occupants out of the vehicle. The single driver of the vehicle denied and stated that there was a second vehicle over the top of the hill. E4 was dispatched, Incident Command was established, and the engine proceeded to the top of the hill. A second vehicle was located in the roadway. Both occupants were out of the vehicle and denied injury. It appeared to be a side/front impact. Both airbags were deployed. E4 closed the roadway and directed traffic. R1 arrived on the scene and assisted with directing traffic. E4’s paramedic reassessed the driver of the original vehicle who now requested transport. EMS and an EMS supervisor arrived on the scene and assumed PT care. E4 assisted in packaging and loading the pt for transport to an area hospital. Command was terminated and E4 and R1 remained on the scene to assist in traffic control until released by BPD. All units then cleared the scene and returned to quarters.