Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of January 18 through January 23, 2013.
We responded to 52 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Hazardous Condition: 3
Service Call: 5
Good Intent: 7
False Call: 12
Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities:
Monday, January 21 at approximately 10:14 am:
E2 was dispatched on a report of a gas leak near a residence. Upon arrival E2 found a small gas leak in a residential gas line. E2 made contact with the occupant who indicated that they had punctured the gas line while digging a hole in their yard. E2 personnel used a gas monitor to verify that no gas was leaking inside the residence. Personnel also requested that Dispatch contact the local gas company and have them respond to the scene. E2 secured the scene and waited until the gas company arrived. Upon arrival, the gas company shut off gas supply to the residence and determined what the ruptured gas line was supplying. Once all hazards were addressed E2 turned control of the scene over to the gas company and returned to service.
Monday, January 21 at approximately 1:11 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a report of a dump truck on fire. Upon arrival, crews found a small dump truck with steam showing. E2 made contact with the vehicle’s owner who indicated that they had put out a small fire in the engine bay of the truck with a dry chemical extinguisher. The owner also indicated that the truck had broken down and was being towed when a BPD unit noticed flames coming from the engine bay of the truck. E2 checked the vehicle for any fire or other hazards. Once it was determined that all hazards were addresses E2 became available and returned to quarters.
Monday, January 21 at approximately 5:57 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a report of an unresponsive person. While enroute to the location of the call, dispatch notified E2 that CPR was being performed on the patient. The crew arrived on scene and immediately began providing ALS procedures including placement of an advance airway. E2 determined that the patient had a pulse and inadequate respirations. An EMS supervisor and an ambulance arrived on scene and patient care was transferred. EMS requested that a firefighter assist with patient care on the way to the hospital. Once the ambulance had left the scene with the patient E2 cleared the scene and returned to quarters
Tuesday, January 22 at approximately 11:24 am:
L1 was dispatched on a report of a gas leak. L1 responded due to the fact that E1 was already out on a call. Upon arrival L1 made contact with a lawn sprinkler company on the scene. Workers indicated that while digging to install a sprinkler system they struck a gas line. L1 used the gas meter to shut off supply to the leaking gas line. L1 then advised dispatch to request the gas company to respond. Once all hazards were addressed L1 cleared the scene and returned to quarters
Tuesday, January 22 at approximately 6:08 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a report of an oven fire. While enroute dispatch advised that the fire in the oven was actually food burning. Upon arrival E2 found a house with no smoke or flames visible. E2 made contact with the homeowner who indicated that they had put the fire out. The homeowner advised that they had put food in a paper container and placed it in the oven while preparing other food. The oven was then accidentally turned on and the paper packaging ignited. E2 personnel checked the house for smoke and damage to the oven. No smoke or damage was found. E2 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.
Wednesday, January 23 at approximately 3:06 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a report of a grass fire. Upon arrival E2 found an area approximately 40 ft in diameter burning near the road. E2 personnel extinguished the fire and wet down a large area to prevent any possible extension. After further investigation E2 found a freshly discarded cigarette at the area where the fire started. Once all hazards were addressed E2 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.