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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fire Chief's Briefing for August 7 through August 12, 2012

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of August 7 through August 12, 2012

We responded to 38 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 2

EMS/Rescue: 15

Hazardous Condition: 2

Service Call: 2

Good Intent: 6

False Call: 11

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

Wednesday, August 8 at approximately 6:49 am:

All BFR units were dispatched on a reported structure fire at Sonic on Moores Lane.  Franklin Fire Department was also dispatched as the reported incident was located in Brentwood and Franklin’s automatic aid district.  E1 and C3 were the first units on scene and found a structure with smoke being ejected from the buildings exhaust system.  The crew of E1 made entry and assisted in evacuation of the occupants.  E1 crew found light smoke throughout the structure and a small fire that had ignited in a deep fryer.  E1 crew extinguished the fire using a Class K fire extinguisher.  The fryer was then pushed away from the wall and unplugged.  E3 arrived on the scene and assisted E1 crew in ventilating the structure to clear the smoke.  Once all hazards were mitigated the structure was turned over to the occupants.  Command was then terminated and all units returned to quarters. 

Saturday, August 11 at approximately 5:50 pm:

E1, E2 and C3 were dispatched on a smoke investigation near a commercial structure.  Units arrived on scene to find smoke coming from an HVAC unit of a structure.   An occupant of the structure advised BFR personnel that they had been having trouble with a belt in the HVAC unit.  Crews examined the HVAC unit a found a burned belt.  Crews shut off power to the unit and advised the occupant to call a repairman.  With no additional hazards present, command was terminated and all units returned to quarters. 

Saturday, August 11 at approximately 6:29 pm:

E1 was dispatched on a report of a possible vehicle fire.  Upon arrival E1 found a vehicle with smoke coming from one of the rear wheels.  E1 investigated further and found that the wheel was extremely hot and smoke appeared to be coming from the brakes.  E1 crew cooled the wheel slightly and checked for further hazards.  E1 crew advised the driver of the vehicle to have it towed to a repair shop.  With no additional hazards present, E1 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.