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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fire Chief's Briefing for June 26 through July 1, 2012

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of June 26 through July 01, 2012. 

We responded to 71 emergency calls for service.

 These calls can be broken down into the following categories: 

Fire: 9

EMS/Rescue: 26

Service Call: 5

Good Intent: 13

False Call: 18 

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

Wednesday, June 27 at approximately 7:52 pm: 

E1 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of 1 PT with an altered level of consciousness. Upon arrival crew members found 1 PT seated in a vehicle in a parking lot complaining of confusion. Bystanders stated that the PT was a known diabetic. E1’s paramedic began assessing the PT and baseline vitals were obtained which included a dangerously low blood glucose level. An IV was established allowing DW50 to be administered. The PT was continually reassessed and began to regain a normal state of mentation. Once blood glucose levels rose to normal levels, the PT was able to refuse transport to the hospital and obtained a meal to help further stabilize their blood glucose.

Thursday, June 28 at approximately 1:29 pm: 

E4 received a phone call at Station 4 from a homeowner reporting smoke coming from a window sill. The homeowner stated that they poured water on it and it was no longer smoking, but requested E4 to respond to investigate. Upon arrival, crew members found signs of a long smoldering fire that appeared to have been extinguished. A pressurized water can and a TIC were utilized to ensure total extinguishment. During overhaul of the area, E4 found charred insulation and wood framing, but could not determine a cause. With no further hazards present, E4 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.

Friday, June 29 at approximately 8:41 pm: 

E1 was dispatched on a commercial fire alarm for a report of smoke in the building. E1 arrived on scene and began investigating the building. An HVAC register was found to be blowing smoke into the structure. E1’s officer requested a full structure fire response and directed his crew to continue searching for the location of the fire. Crew members were able to gain access to the roof of the building and quickly found the smoking unit. Upon opening the access panel, E1’s crew found a motor on fire. A dry chemical extinguisher was utilized to extinguish the flames. After the fire was extinguished the rest of the business was inspected for fire extension. None was found, and the manager was instructed to contact a repair technician for the damaged unit. All units were placed available and returned to quarters.

Also throughout this week: 

BFR responded to numerous small mulch, grass and vegetation fires due to the extremely hot and dry weather in Middle Tennessee. Fortunately none of these fires became serious, but until there is a significant rainfall in Brentwood, residents are reminded to be wary of the extreme fire conditions.