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Monday, June 11, 2012

Fire Chief's Briefing for June 2 through June 7, 2012

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of June 2 through June 7, 2012.

We responded to 40 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories: 
Fire: 2
EMS/Rescue: 29
Hazardous Condition: 1
Good Intent: 3
False Call: 5

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

Saturday, June 2 at approximately 3:53 pm:
E1 responded to a report of a brush fire at the railroad crossing of Wilson Pike Cir. Upon arrival, crew members found 2 small brush fires on the north and south side of the crossing. Both were extinguished with a pressurized water can and a McCloud tool.  A third fire was found approximately one quarter mile north of the Wilson Pike Cir. crossing. 1" forestry line was used to extinguish this fire. A fourth fire was found several hundred feet north of the third fire and was also extinguished with 1" forestry line. After all fires were fully extinguished and no additional hazards were found, E1 was placed available and returned to quarters. It was later determined that a malfunctioning train car was dragging a wheel on the track which caused sparks to ignite brush on the sides of the tracks.

Saturday, June 2 at approximately 5:47 pm:

E1 responded to a reported fire involving several railroad ties.  E1 arrived in the area and spent several minutes searching for the correct location of the fire.  The fire was located south of the Wilson Pike Circle railroad crossing.  Upon arrival, E1 found several railroad ties on the side of the track involved in fire.  E1 pulled a 1" line and extinguished the fire.  No additional hazards were found, and E1 returned to quarters.

Sunday, June 3 at approximately 11:35 am:

E2 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of 1 PT experiencing chest pain. EMS and E2 arrived on scene simultaneously and found bystanders performing CPR on the PT. The PT was assessed, found to be unresponsive, pulseless and apneic. CPR was continued by crew members, and advanced life support was initiated to include oxygen therapy via bag valve mask, advanced airway management, defibrillation, intra-osseous fluid therapy and resuscitation drugs. After a second round of CPR and defibrillation, the PT was observed to be regaining spontaneous respirations and a pulse. The PT was moved to the waiting ambulance for emergency transport to an area hospital with one firefighter on board to provide additional care enroute.

Monday, June 4 at approximately 12:57 pm:

E3 was dispatched on a report of 1 PT with injuries from a fall. Upon arrival crew members found 1 PT seated in a chair with an obvious deformity to their right arm midway between the wrist and elbow. The injury was immobilized until EMS arrived on scene, at which time PT care was transferred and a vacuum splint was employed to secure the extremity in a position of comfort during transport to an area hospital.

Wednesday, June 6 at approximately 6:51 am:

E4 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a personal injury accident. Upon arrival, E4 found 1 vehicle off the roadway on its roof. The driver was the only occupant and denied any injuries, but was unable to remove themselves from the vehicle due to being upside down and held in place by their seat belt. Crew members stabilized the vehicle in place before removing the glass from a rear door, allowing the door to be opened and the occupant to be removed from the vehicle. After removal, the PT decided to be further evaluated at an area hospital and was therefore transported non-emergency.