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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fire Chief's Briefing for May 21 through May 26, 2012

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of May 21 through May 26, 2012.

We responded to 51 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 2

EMS/Rescue: 31

Service Call: 3

Good Intent: 7

False Call: 8

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

Wednesday, May 23 at approximately 11:52 pm:

E2 was dispatched on a report of 1 PT unresponsive. Upon arrival crew members were met by family of the PT, who advised that they were unable to wake the PT, who was a known diabetic. The PT was found lying in bed, breathing and with a steady pulse. Vital signs were obtained, and the PT was determined to be in a hypoglycemic state. EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred, and E2 assisted EMS with establishing IV access and administering drugs to raise the PT’s blood glucose level. The PT was reassessed and found to have regained consciousness. After further stabilizing the PT, the PT signed a refusal of care (stating they did not wish to be transported to a hospital). All units went available and returned to quarters.

Friday, May 25 at approximately 1:01 am:

E2 was dispatched on a report of a dumpster fire. Crew members arrived on scene to find 1 dumpster with its contents on fire. Personnel connected to a hydrant and filled the dumpster with water. With the fire extinguished and no other hazards found, E2 returned to quarters.

Friday, May 25 at approximately 7:54 am:

E3 was dispatched on a report of a dumpster fire. Upon arrival, E3 deployed a 1 ¾” hoseline and emptied the contents of their water tank into the dumpster. In addition to the water, firefighting foam was employed to ensure total saturation and prevent a rekindle. Once the fire was extinguished, E3 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.

Saturday, May 26 at approximately 11:39 pm:

E3 was dispatched on a report of injuries from a fall. Upon arrival, crew members found 1 PT unresponsive at the bottom of an internal stairway. A rapid trauma assessment revealed that the PT had a head wound and was exhibiting symptoms of internal head injury. Crew members obtained baseline vitals, treated the areas of trauma, and packaged the PT in preparation for transport to an area hospital. EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred, and the PT was transported emergency traffic to an area hospital.