Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of September 6 through September 11, 2012.
We responded to 56 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Hazardous Condition: 3
Service Call: 3
Good Intent: 4
False Call: 10
Friday, September 7 at approximately 4:15 pm:
E3 was dispatched on a report of leg pain. Upon arrival, crew members found one PT with an obvious deformity and swelling in their ankle. E3’s paramedic performed a rapid trauma assessment and found no other injuries. EMS arrived on scene and PT care was transferred. Per E3 paramedic’s recommendation, pain medication was administered prior to moving the PT. The injured extremity was splinted before loading the PT into the ambulance for transport to an area hospital.
Saturday, September 8 at approximately 4:04 pm:
E4 was dispatched on a report of a grill fire on the back deck of a home. Upon arrival of E4, crew members met with the homeowner who advised he had extinguished the fire by turning off the grill and using a dry chemical extinguisher. E4 crew turned off the propane bottle attached to the grill and utilized the thermal imaging camera to ensure that no fire had spread. Once it was determined that the fire had been extinguished fully and there was no spread, E4 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.
Sunday, September 9 at approximately 10:58 am:
E1 was dispatched on a report of one child with their finger trapped in a seat belt buckle. Upon arrival, crew members made contact with the parent and child. The child was in good spirits and not distressed. Crew members attempted several methods of removal without success. It was determined that the buckle would need to be cut away from the child’s finger. When this process was begun, the child became distressed, which made the process much more dangerous. It was determined that the parents would take the child to an area hospital to be sedated prior to further attempts to cut the buckle.
Sunday, September 9 at approximately 12:55 pm:
E3 was dispatched on a report of an unresponsive person. Upon arrival, crew members found one PT in the driver’s seat of the vehicle, somewhat responsive to physical stimuli. Vital signs were obtained and support care was initiated. EMS arrived on scene, PT care was quickly transferred, and the PT was transported to an area hospital emergency traffic with one Firefighter/EMT on board to assist with further patient care.
Monday, September 10 at approximately 3:29 pm:
E3 was alerted of a walk up PT at Fire Station 3. The PT stated that they had had an accident with a circular saw, striking them self in the leg. The result was an approximately four inch laceration with uncontrolled bleeding. The PT had applied a towel and a belt in an attempt to stem the bleeding, but it was not enough. Crew members exposed the wound and applied dressings and direct pressure to successfully control the bleeding. EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred, and the PT was transported to an area hospital for further treatment.
Monday, September 10 at approximately 7:39 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a report of an unresponsive person. Upon arrival, crew members found one PT lying on the floor, pulseless, apneic and unresponsive. CPR was initiated, the cardiac monitor was attached, and the PT was defibrillated. CPR was continued and advanced life support was initiated, to include airway management, bag valve mask ventilations, oxygen therapy, intra-osseous fluids and cardiac resuscitation drugs. EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred, and resuscitation efforts were continued. All available tools and skills were utilized to attempt to revive the PT, but were unsuccessful. BFR personnel were released from the scene and returned to quarters.