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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of November 7 through November 12, 2012.
We responded to 39 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

EMS/Rescue: 29

Service Call: 1

Good Intent: 2

False Call: 7

Thursday, November 8 at approximately 7:24 am:
E2 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a personal injury accident with airbag deployment. While enroute, dispatch advised that one PT was unconscious. E2 arrived on scene to find two cars involved in a rear-end collision. The driver of the car in the rear had briefly lost consciousness, but had regained it prior to E2’s arrival. Manual cervical spine immobilization was initiated until the PT could be removed from the vehicle and fully immobilized on a long spine board. The PT was then loaded into a waiting ambulance for non-emergency transport to an area hospital.

Thursday, November 8 at approximately 12:14 pm:
E3 was dispatched on a report of injuries from a fall. E3 was further advised that the PT was unable to unlock the door to allow them access. Upon arrival, crew members from both EMS and E3 tried numerous doors and windows before ultimately finding one unlocked. The PT was located between their bed and a small bookcase.  The PT was immobilized, placed on a long spine board and transported to an area hospital.

Friday, November 9 at approximately 3:37 pm:
E1 was dispatched on a report of an unresponsive person. Upon arrival, crew members found the PT lying in the driveway with CPR being performed by a family member. The PT was assessed by BFR personnel and found to be pulseless and apneic. CPR was resumed by BFR crew members and ventilations via bag-valve-mask were performed. EMS arrived on scene and PT care was transferred. BFR crew members assisted EMS with advanced life support care, to include resuscitation drugs and defibrillation. The PT regained a pulse but not spontaneous respirations before being transported emergency traffic to an area hospital with one firefighter on board to provide additional care while enroute.