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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fire Chief's Briefing for June 20 through June 25, 2012

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of June 20 through June 25, 2012.

We responded to 37 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories: 

Fire: 2
EMS/Rescue: 21
Hazardous Condition: 1
Service Call: 6
Good Intent: 4
False Call: 3

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

Wednesday, June 20 at approximately 7:56 pm:

E4 and R1 were dispatched to a reported single vehicle MVA with injuries. Upon arrival E4 found one car off the roadway resting against a telephone pole with approximately 1 1/2 feet of intrusion into the passenger side and one occupant in the driver seat. A rapid trauma assessment was performed and the PT was deemed to be critical. EMS arrived on scene and PT care was transferred. The PT was removed from the vehicle through the driver’s door, fully immobilized on a long spine board, and loaded into the ambulance for emergency transport to an area hospital. E4 remained on scene to assist PD with their investigation and provide illumination for the tow truck driver. Once the vehicle had been removed and the roadway re-opened, E4 returned to quarters.

Friday, June 22 at approximately 8:27 pm:

E3 was dispatched on a reported vehicle fire. Upon arrival crew members determined that the fire had self extinguished. During overhaul of the vehicle a brief investigation was performed. It is believed that an engine part failed, allowing hot oil to come into contact with the hot engine and ignite. With no further hazards to be found, E3 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.

Sunday, June 24 at approximately 3:17 pm:

E1 was dispatched on a report of a cat trapped in a drainage system. Crew members arrived on scene and met with the home owner who advised that a wild cat was stuck in their gutter drainage system. With permission from the home owner, E1 dug up most of the system but could not find the cat. It was believed that the cat was moving through the system avoiding its rescuers and this determination led E1 to stop digging but to leave several escape routes for the cat. The home owner said they would cover the holes up after the cat was out. With plenty of routes for the cat to safely escape, E1 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.