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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Fire Chief's Briefing for December 13 through December 18, 2012

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

We responded to 40 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

EMS/Rescue: 34

Hazardous Condition: 1

Service Call: 1

Good Intent: 2

False Call: 2

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

Monday, December 17 at approximately 8:52 am:

E1 and rescue were dispatched on a report of a possible personal injury accident on I-65.  Upon arrival E1 found one car off the roadway and into the tree line.  Upon further investigation it was found that only the driver’s door had been damaged.  E1 advised R1 to continue to the scene to assist with traffic control.  The occupants of the vehicle denied any injuries but the driver was unable to safely exit the vehicle due to the damage to the door.  The driver was then covered with a tarp to protect them from any possible flying debris or glass and the door was forced open.  EMS personnel on scene took charge of patient care while extrication was being completed.  E1 crew members quickly removed the door and continued patient assessment with EMS.  Once all hazards were addressed, control of the scene was handed over to BPD.  E1 and R1 cleared the scene and returned to quarters. 

Monday, December 17 at approximately 6:49 pm:

E1 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a personal injury accident.  Initial dispatch information indicated that a car had gone off the roadway and collided with a tree.  C3 also responded to this call.  Upon arrival, C3 found a car with heavy damage next to a large tree.  C3 established command and immediately began patient care including immobilizing the spine of the occupant.  E1 arrived on scene and removed the patient from the vehicle using a backboard to maintain spinal immobilization.  E1 and R1 personnel continued patient care including establishment of an IV.  Upon arrival of EMS, E1 and R1 personnel moved the patient to the EMS unit.  Once patient care was transferred to EMS and all hazards were mitigated, C3 terminated command.  C3, E1 and R1 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.