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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Fire Chief's Briefing for November 13 Through November 18, 2012

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of November 13 through November 18, 2012.

We responded to 47 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 1
EMS/Rescue: 27

Service Call: 8
Good Intent: 3

False Call: 8

Tuesday, November 13 at approximately 9:01 am:

E2 was dispatched to I-65 north bound at approximately the 72 mile marker to assist PD with removing glass from the interstate.  Initial dispatch information indicated that a truck carrying windows lost its load on the interstate and littered 2 lanes with glass.  E2 crew members used a gas powered blower to remove the glass from the roadway.  E2 remained on scene to assist with traffic control until THP determined that a street sweeper was en route to the location.  Once all hazards were addressed E2 cleared the scene and returned to quarters. 

Tuesday, November 13 at approximately 5:04 pm:

E3 was dispatched to I-65 southbound, near the 68 mm to assist Franklin FD and Franklin PD with patient extrication from an MVA.  C3 also responded to assist with traffic control.  This area of the interstate is located in the BFR and Franklin FD automatic aid area, therefore both agencies responded.  E3 personnel were assigned to work with Franklin FD personnel on extricating patients from the vehicles using hydraulic tools such as the Jaws of Life.  EMS provided patient care while patients were being extricated.  Once all patients were transported and all hazards were addressed, E3 and C3 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.

Thursday, November 15 at approximately 6:32 pm:

E4, E2 and C3 were dispatched to a smell of smoke inside a residence.  Upon arrival C3 found a residential structure with nothing showing from the outside.  C3 also established command.  E2 and E4 arrived on scene and made contact with the homeowner who indicated that it smelled like smoke inside the residence.  E2 made access to a crawl space and noted a slight smell of smoke.  E4 noticed a stronger smell of smoke outside near the front of the house.  E4 then found that a landscaping light had contacted some mulch on the ground and started a small fire.  E2 used a pressurized water can to extinguish the small fire.  Once all hazards were addressed command was terminated and all units returned to service and quarters. 

Saturday, November 17 at approximately 2:30 pm:

E3 was dispatched to a reported water problem.  E3 responded non-emergency to the location and made contact with homeowner.  Homeowner indicated that a water line to the refrigerator had broken and was spraying water everywhere.  The homeowner also indicated that they could not turn off the water.  With the assistance of two nearby utility workers E3 located the shutoff valve for the residence.  Once the leak was stopped E3 returned to service and quarters.