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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Fire Chief's Briefing for January 12 through January 17, 2013

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of January 12 through January 17, 2013.
We responded to 46 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Fire: 2
EMS/Rescue: 25
Hazardous Condition: 1
Service Call: 4
Good Intent: 3
False Call: 11
Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities:
Sunday, January 13 at approximately 9:21 am:
E3 was dispatched on a report of a commercial fire alarm. While enroute E3 was advised that there was a small fire in the laundry room of the business, but that it had been extinguished. E3 continued response and requested assistance from a nearby Franklin Fire Department unit. Upon arriving on scene E3 found a pile of charred towels on the floor of the laundry room. The staff had removed the towels from a dryer and poured water over them. Crew members checked for extension, but did not find any further signs of fire. With no further hazards found, E3 assisted with smoke removal before clearing the scene and returning to quarters.
Sunday, January 13 at approximately 5:11 pm:
All BFR units were dispatched on a report of a possible chimney fire. E4 arrived first on scene and reported no fire showing. Crew members met with the occupants of the home who stated that, after starting a fire in the fireplace, they heard a roaring sound and witnessed flames coming out of the chimney. E2 arrived on scene and all other responding units were told to stage at their present locations. E2 and E4 extinguished the fire in the fireplace and removed the logs. A thorough check of the walls around the fireplace and chimney with the TIC did not reveal any hidden fire.  The homeowner was advised to have his chimney inspected and cleaned before using it again. With no further hazards, all units were made available and returned to quarters.
Monday, January 14 at approximately 5:41 pm:
E1 was dispatched on a report of a possible allergic reaction. Upon arrival, crew members made contact with the PT who was complaining of respiratory distress and light headedness. After assessing the PT, E1’s paramedic determined that there was no sign of an allergic reaction. After obtaining the PT’s medical history, it was determined that the PT may be suffering adverse effects related to an energy drink they had ingested prior to onset of symptoms reacting with a prescribed medication. Crew members established IV access on the PT before transferring care to EMS for non-emergency transport to an area hospital.
Tuesday, January 15 at approximately 8:37 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of one PT in the roadway. Upon arrival crew members were met by BPD who stated that they suspected the PT had been the victim of an assault. A rapid trauma assessment was performed which revealed a minor laceration on their face. The PT was alert, but suffering from short term memory loss and was unable to say why they ended up lying on the road in the rain. EMS arrived on scene and the PT was quickly loaded into the ambulance due to the low air temperatures and rain. PT care was transferred, and EMS transported the PT non-emergency to an area hospital for further evaluation.