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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fire Chief's Briefing for December 1 Through December 6, 2012

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

We responded to 38 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Fire: 1
EMS/Rescue: 20
Hazardous Condition: 2
Service Call: 3
Good Intent: 4
False Call: 8

Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities:

Tuesday, December 4 at approximately 12:48 pm:

E4 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a single vehicle accident with entrapment. E4 arrived first on scene to find a garbage truck off the roadway with significant damage to the cab. The driver of the vehicle had climbed out of the cab but the passenger, who had been unrestrained, was trapped. C1 and C3 responded to the scene, and E2 was requested for additional manpower. Due to pre-dispatch confusion of the location of the call, Nashville Fire Department was also dispatched and arrived on scene to provide mutual aid. It was determined that the vehicle was stabilized by the trees it had come to rest against, but access was limited due to those trees. A chainsaw was utilized to remove some branches and enable crew members to better access the vehicle. It was determined that the PT was trapped by the dash, and a combined effort of all on-scene personnel using a variety of extrication equipment including cutters, spreaders, rams and air chisels were needed to move the dashboard of the vehicle enough to free the PT. Both the driver and passenger of the vehicle were transported to an area hospital for treatment and evaluation.

Wednesday, December 5 at approximately 12:33 pm:

E2 and C5 responded to a report of a natural gas line that had been cut by a person digging. Upon arrival, crew members reported a cut gas line accompanied by a smell of mercaptan. E2 quickly shut off the gas at the gas meter and requested the gas company to respond to the scene. The inside of the residence was checked with the gas monitor and found to be clear. With no further hazards found, all companies cleared the scene and returned to quarters.

Wednesday, December 5 at approximately 5:08 pm:

E1 was dispatched on a report of a vehicle fire. Crew members arrived on scene to find one minivan with a fully involved engine compartment. E1’s 1 ¾ inch preconnected hose line was deployed and the fire was quickly extinguished with firefighting foam. An investigation into the cause of the fire was inconclusive. With all hazards mitigated, E1 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.