Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of April 27 through May 2, 2012.
We responded to 56 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Hazardous Condition: 1
Service Call: 4
Good Intent: 3
False Call: 9
Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities:
Friday, April 27 at approximately 5:32 am:
E1 was dispatched report of a vehicle fire on I-65 South, just south of Old Hickory Blvd. While enroute dispatch received additional information that the fire was actually near Moores Lane, and that BPD was on scene and had attempted to extinguish it with fire extinguishers. E1 arrived on scene to find trash and a small amount of grass on fire, but no burning vehicle. Crew members deployed a 1 ¾ inch hose line and finished extinguishing the fire. Once all hazards had been mitigated, E1 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.
Friday, April 27 at approximately 4:08 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a report of injuries from a fall. Upon arrival, crew members found 1 PT with an obviously deformed extremity. Crew members began assessing to PT to check for additional injuries while obtaining baseline vital signs and immobilizing and stabilizing the injured limb. EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred, and the PT was loaded into the awaiting ambulance for transport to an area hospital.
Saturday, April 28 at approximately 8:29 am:
E3 was dispatched on a report of an injured extremity. Upon arrival, crew members found 1 PT sitting on the floor in a hallway, complaining of a lower extremity injury. E3 began a rapid trauma assessment coupled with obtaining baseline vital signs and further assessed the affected area. The assessment revealed an obvious injury to the leg. The PT had a limited range of motion due to pain, so E3’s paramedic made the decision to splint the extremity in a position of comfort. EMS arrived on scene and provided the PT with narcotics to relieve the pain. PT care was transferred to EMS; the PT was loaded into the awaiting ambulance and transported to an area hospital.
Sunday, April 29 at approximately 11:51 am:
E1 was dispatched on a report of an unresponsive person. E1 and EMS arrived on scene at the same time and found 1 PT, pulse less and apneic with CPR in progress. Crew members took over CPR, began obtaining vital signs, and provided Advanced Life Support to include oxygen therapy, assisted ventilations, airway management, resuscitation drugs and cardiac monitoring. The PT was quickly loaded into the awaiting ambulance for transport to an area hospital with one firefighter on board to provide continued care while en route.
Sunday, April 29 at approximately 12:21 pm:
L1 was dispatched to a medical call for a report of an eye injury. Upon arrival, crew members found 1 PT holding a towel over their eye. L1 personnel removed the towel and inspected the wound. The PT could see but their vision in that eye was blurry. There were obvious signs of trauma. Crew members dressed the wound and obtained baseline vitals. EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred, and the PT was transported to an area hospital.
Sunday, April 29 at approximately 7:32 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a report of a vehicle fire on I 65 north. Upon arrival, E2 found 1 vehicle heavily involved with fire which originated from the engine compartment. Crew members deployed the 1 ¾ inch foam line and extinguished the fire with foam. With the fire extinguished and no other hazards found, E2 returned to quarters.
Monday, April 30 at approximately 3:01 pm:
E4 responded to a report of a tree fire. Crew members arrived on scene and found a tree on fire in a fence row behind a home. The tree appeared to have been struck by lightning several days prior and had been smoldering since then until eventually igniting into flame. The fire was located about ten feet up the trunk. There was a burned area approximately twenty feet in diameter around the tree’s base. E4 stretched 250' of 1" hose line and extinguished the fire. There were no other hazards. E4 cleared the scene and returned to their previous assignment.
Wednesday, April 2 at approximately 5:57 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a report of injuries from a fall. Upon arrival, crew members found 1 PT with an obvious fracture of an upper extremity. E2 performed a rapid trauma assessment to check for additional injuries, though none were found. The PT denied losing consciousness or having any other complaints. Crew members obtained baseline vitals and immobilized the injury. EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred, and the PT was loaded into the awaiting ambulance for transport to an area hospital.