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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fire Chief's Briefing for August 1 through August 6, 2012

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of August 1 through August 6, 2012.

We responded to 55 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 5

EMS/Rescue: 32

Hazardous Condition: 2

Service Call: 4

Good Intent: 3

False Call: 9

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

Wednesday, August 1 at approximately 11:22 am: 

E4 was dispatched on a report of a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm. Crew members arrived on scene and utilized their gas monitor to check CO levels in the home. The device indicated a leak in the garage, which was isolated to a gas leak on the home’s water heater. The water heater was turned off and the garage was ventilated. Further checks of the home revealed no further hazards and the homeowner was advised to contact a repair technician. Crew members offered to return and re-evaluate the home after the repairs were completed. E4 cleared the scene and returned to quarters. 

Wednesday, August 1 beginning at approximately 2:49 pm: 

All BFR units were dispatched for numerous grass fires reported along the CSX railroad tracks from Old Hickory Blvd. south to Moores Lane.  Crew members from all units began extinguishing the vegetation and brush fires as they were located. Eventually a representative from CSX arrived on scene and advised Command that a malfunctioning brake on a train had caused sparks which ignited the fires. BFR personnel were able to control all the fires before spreading beyond the immediate area. Once the scene was placed under control and all hazards were mitigated, all units were placed available and returned to quarters.

Wednesday, August 1 at approximately 5:48 pm: 

E4 was dispatched to a report of a kitchen fire. Upon arrival crew members met with the homeowner who stated that they had poured oil into a pan, some of the oil had splashed out, and the gas burner on the stove ignited it. The homeowner turned off the stove which extinguished the fire prior to our arrival.  E4 personnel utilized their TIC to determine that the fire was fully extinguished and had not spread to the wall or cabinets. With no other hazards found, E4 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.