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Friday, October 26, 2012

Chief's Briefing for October 6 through October 11, 2012

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of October 6 through October 11, 2012.

We responded to 41 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

EMS/Rescue: 28

Service Call: 2

Good Intent: 5

False Call: 6

Thursday October 11 at approximately 8:10 am: 

E2 and R1 were dispatched on a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries.  Upon arrival E2 and R1 found a two vehicle rear and type collision with all occupants out of the vehicles.   A full sized pick-up truck had been rear ended by a smaller vehicle.  An occupant of the smaller vehicle stated that the driver had a brief episode of seizure activity that caused the car to rear end the truck.  E2 personnel continued further assessment and care and moved patient to the medic unit.  EMS obtained a refusal of transport by the patient and E2 and R1 returned to service and quarters once all hazards were mitigated. 

Thursday October 11 at approximately 9:08 am: 

E3 dispatched on a report of injuries from a fall.  Upon arrival E3 found a patient lying on the ground with coworkers stabilizing the patient’s ankle.  The patient indicated that they were working on a ladder when the ladder lost its footing and slid from underneath them.  The patient also indicated they stayed on the ladder as it went to the ground but their ankle slipped and got caught in the ladder rungs causing the injury.  E3 crew stabilized the patient’s ankle and checked for further injuries.  Upon arrival of EMS E3 crew assisted in placing the patients ankle in a vacuum splint and placing the patient on a backboard.  Once patient was placed in the EMS unit E3 returned to service and quarters.