Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of March 22 through March 27, 2012.
We responded to 50 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Hazardous Condition: 5
Service Call: 3
Good Intent: 3
False Call: 7
Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities:
Thursday, March 22 at approximately 3:26 am:
E4 responded on a reported personal injury accident. Upon arrival, E4 found a single vehicle off the roadway resting upright on all four tires. The crash was the result of allegedly attempting to flee during a pursuit of the vehicle by BPD. The passenger of the vehicle was assessed by E4 crew members as well as EMS personnel, but no injuries were found. As a result, the passenger signed a refusal of treatment. The driver of the vehicle was found to have sustained minor injuries and was transported, along with a BPD escort, to an area hospital for further evaluation. E4 was released from the scene by BPD and returned to quarters.
Friday, March 23 at approximately 5:09 pm:
E4 was dispatched to assist BPD with a welfare check. Upon arrival, E4 and EMS staged away from the scene while BPD checked on the occupant. No one answered the door but the PT was visible through a window, lying prone on the floor. E4 crew members forced entry into the home and found the PT with an altered level of consciousness. Due to the critical nature of the PT’s status, E4 and EMS quickly loaded the PT into the ambulance for emergency transport to an area hospital after a rapid assessment. With no other hazards found, E4 turned the scene over to BPD, who secured the home, and returned to quarters.
Sunday, March 25 at approximately 6:05 pm:
E4 responded to a report of a tree smoldering from a lightning strike. E4 arrived on scene and spoke with the complainant who pointed out the tree. There was an actively smoldering section of tree approximately 30 feet off the ground. Crew members spoke with the home owner who stated that the tree had been struck by lightning over a week ago. E4 used a 1 and ¾ inch hoseline and their onboard water tank to extinguish the tree. There were no other hazards. E4 cleared the scene and returned to quarters without incident.
Tuesday, March 27 at approximately 6:17 pm:
E3 was dispatched on a reported cardiac arrest. Upon arrival, E3 found one Pt on the ground with CPR in progress. E3’s paramedic began assessing the PT and determined that the PT was unresponsive, not breathing, and without a pulse. CPR was taken over by BFR personnel, and basic life saving interventions including oxygen therapy, oral airway adjuncts, ventilations via bag valve mask, and attachment of quick combo pads (to allow for defibrillation). EMS arrived on scene and PT care was transferred. Simultaneously, advanced life support care was provided, including intraosseous IV therapy, cardiac monitoring and resuscitation drugs. As the PT was being prepared to be loaded into the ambulance, their pulse was reassessed, and strong radial and carotid pulses were found. The PT was loaded into the ambulance for transport to an area hospital with one firefighter/paramedic on board to provide further care while en-route. E3 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.
Tuesday, March 27 at approximately 10:51 pm:
E1 was dispatched on a report of one PT, unresponsive. Upon arrival, E1 found bystanders performing CPR. Crew members moved the PT to the floor, where E1’s paramedic confirmed that the PT was unresponsive, not breathing, and had no pulse. CPR was resumed by BFR personnel and basic life support interventions including oxygen therapy, oral airway adjuncts, ventilations via bag valve mask, and attachment of quick combo pads. EMS arrived on scene and PT care was transferred. Advanced life support interventions were provided, including establishing an intraosseous IV, cardiac monitoring, resuscitation drugs and endotracheal intubation. The PT was prepared for transport before being loaded into the waiting ambulance for transport to an area hospital with one firefighter/paramedic on board to provide further care while en-route. E1 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.