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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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

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

We responded to 55 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

EMS/Rescue: 35

Service Call: 4

Good Intent: 9

False Call: 7

Thursday, November 1 at approximately 12:51pm:

E4 was dispatched to a possible allergic reaction to a bee sting.  Initial dispatch information indicated that the patient had been stung by a bee and was having trouble breathing.  Upon arrival E4 made patient contact and began providing care in accordance with protocols.  Patient said they were allergic to bee stings and that breathing was becoming difficult.  E4 continued providing care until EMS arrived on scene and patient care was transferred.  Once patient was loaded in to the ambulance E4 cleared the scene and returned to quarters. 

Friday, November 2 at approximately 3:53 pm: 

E1 was dispatched to a possible unresponsive person in a car.  BPD arrived on scene before E1 and indicated that the patient was passed out in the front seat of a vehicle.  Upon arrival E1 found the patient in the vehicle unresponsive but still breathing.  E1 immediately began patient care and helping maintain the patient’s airway.  EMS arrived on scene and E1 assisted in quickly moving the patient from the vehicle to the ambulance.  E1 also assisted in providing advanced life support on scene.  EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to the hospital with one firefighter aboard to assist with further patient care.  E1 cleared the scene and returned to quarters. 

Friday, November 2 at approximately 6:41 pm:

All units dispatched to a possible structure fire.  Initial dispatch indicated that a microwave was possibly on fire inside a residence.  E4, E2 and R1 arrived on scene to find a two story residential structure with nothing showing from the outside.  E4 established command.  Command was met in the front yard by an occupant of the structure and they indicated they had burned food in the microwave.  All other responding units were cancelled.  E4 confirmed that there were no hazards inside the structure and E2 set up an electric fan to remove some smoke from the structure.  The occupant of the structure was advised not to use the microwave until it was repaired or replaced.  Once all hazards were mitigated, command was terminated and all units returned to quarters. 

Saturday, November 3 at approximately 6:59 pm:

E1 dispatched to a possible vehicle fire at a gas station.  E1 arrived on scene and found a vehicle next to a fuel pump with what appeared to be smoke coming from the engine compartment.  E1 made access to the engine compartment of the vehicle and found that the cap from the radiator reservoir had come loose.  This caused radiator fluid to be spilled onto the engine creating the steam.  Once it was determined that no other hazards were present E1 advised the owner of the vehicle to have the vehicle towed to a repair shop.  E1 returned to service.