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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Fire Chief's Briefing for December 25 through December 30, 2012

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of December 25 through December 30, 2012.
We responded to 37 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Fire: 2
EMS/Rescue: 27
Service Call: 1
Good Intent: 2
False Call: 5
Wednesday, December 26 at approximately 7:13 pm:
BFD was requested to respond to a dumpster fire in Franklin Fire Department’s district.  Initial dispatch information indicated that FFD was requesting that BFR respond with a tanker truck.  Tanker 1 responded from Station 4 with one crew member.  Due to the compactor being located an excessive distance from a fire hydrant, FFD requested Tanker 1 to respond.  Tanker 1 arrived on scene and began pumping water to FFD apparatus.  Tanker 1 remained on scene with FFD until all hazards were addressed.  Once released by FFD command, Tanker 1 cleared the scene and returned to service. 
Wednesday, December 26 at approximately 11:47 pm:
All BFR units were dispatched on a report of a structure fire.  Initial dispatch information indicated that a water heater on the exterior of a house was on fire.  E4 arrived on scene to find a residential structure with no smoke or flames visible.  E4 established command and located the corner of the house where the water heater was and found no fire.  E4 cancelled all other units except for E2.  E4 made contact with an occupant who said they had removed ashes from the fireplace and dumped them outside in a compost pile near the corner of the house.  The ashes then started a small fire along the side of the house and caused some damage to the residence.  The homeowner was able to extinguish most of the fire prior to E4’s arrival.  E2 arrived on scene and assisted in ventilating the interior of the residence where some smoke was present.  E4 sprayed water underneath the siding to extinguish any hot spots and checked for possible extension of fire using a TIC throughout the house.  Once all hazards were addressed E4 terminated command and all BFR units returned to service.