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Friday, November 2, 2012

Fire Chief's Briefing for October 26 through October 31, 2012

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of October 26 through October 31, 2012. 

We responded to 46 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 3

EMS/Rescue: 29

Hazardous Condition: 1

Service Call: 4

Good Intent: 6

False Call: 3

Friday, October 26 at approximately 6:36 pm: 

E2 dispatched to assist Franklin PD with a search for 2 lost juveniles who had gotten turned around while walking their dog in the woods behind their Subdivision. Brentwood Dispatchers maintained contact via cell phone of one of the kids and were able to guide E2 across a nearby field where crew members established audible contact with the juveniles. E2 eventually found the boys near a barbed wire fence with quite some distance away. Crews aided the boys and dog across the fence and back to E2 where Franklin PD and C3 were waiting with the mother of the children. No injuries where noted and the boys returned home.

Saturday, October 27 at approximately 6:19 pm: 

All BFR units were dispatched on a report of a commercial structure fire at an area hotel with at least one person burned. C3 was the first unit to arrive on scene but found no visible signs of fire from the exterior of the building. E1 made entry into the hotel to try and locate the fire while L1 was tasked with locating and treating the PT.

E1 found the room of origin and reported that the sprinkler in the room had extinguished the fire. L1 found an individual with burns to their arms. PT care was initiated, but due to EMS’ close proximity PT care was quickly turned over and L1 assisted with cleanup of the fire. E2 arrived on scene and was directed to shut off the sprinkler system. E4 arrived and assisted other on scene units with removing smoke from the structure. R1 brought in a special vacuum to assist with excess water removal while other crew members salvaged any personal items from the room and placed them in an adjacent, empty room for safekeeping.
It was later determined that while preparing the evening meal, the contents of a skillet ignited. The PT attempted to move the burning skillet to the bathroom to extinguish it. While attempting this, the PT received burns to their arms. The fire from the skillet caused the sprinkler system to activate, extinguishing the flames. 


Tuesday, October 30 at approximately 5:53 am: 

E1 was dispatched on a report of a dumpster fire. Upon arrival, E1 found a garbage truck with its cargo on fire. Crew members deployed a 1 ¾” hose line and began extinguishing the fire. After E1’s on-board water tank was expended, E2 was called to the scene to provide additional water. The fire was fully extinguished and the garbage truck was able to drive away under its own power.

Tuesday, October 30 at approximately 9:51 pm: 

E1, R1, and C3 responded to an MVA involving 3 vehicles on I-65.  Upon arrival, E1 established Incident Command and reported one vehicle off the road on its side with one person entrapped.  2 other vehicles with heavy damage were in lanes 3 & 4 of I-65.  The driver of the overturned vehicle complained of neck and back pain, but none of the other involved parties were injured.  C3 arrived on scene and assumed command.  E1 extricated the injured driver by removing the roof of the vehicle while R1 provided vehicle stabilization. EMS was on scene and assumed PT care after extrication was completed. The PT was fully immobilized on a long spine board and loaded into the awaiting ambulance.  BFR units remained on scene to assist with debris clean up and traffic protection.  After being evaluated by EMS the PT refused transport.  With no further hazards found, command was terminated and all units returned to quarters. 


Wednesday, October 31 at approximately 9:20 pm:
All BFR units were dispatched on a reported structure fire. The caller advised dispatch that a bathroom on the first floor was on fire due to a candle. While enroute, dispatch advised fire units that the fire was out but heavy smoke remained. E2, R1, E4 arrived on scene to investigate the fire and establish ventilation. Evidence of a melted candle was located on a shelf in the bathroom with smoke damage above the area. Crews removed debris and ventilated the area. No smoke detectors were found in the home. E2 crew installed 2 new smoke detectors before leaving the scene and educated the owners of the danger of open flame devices operating near combustibles. With no other hazards found, all units were released from the scene and returned to quarters.