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Friday, March 22, 2013

Chief's Briefing for March 13 through March 18, 2013

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of March 13 through March 18, 2013.

We responded to 37 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 1

EMS/Rescue: 24

Good Intent: 4

False Call: 8

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

Thursday, March 14 at approximately 12:48 pm:

All BFR units were dispatched on a reported residential structure fire.  Initial dispatch information indicated that a citizen could see a lot of smoke coming from their neighbor’s house.  While units were responding, dispatch advised that a BPD Officer was on scene and could see heavy fire and smoke coming from the structure.  C1 and C2arrived on scene and found a single story home with heavy smoke showing from the front of the house.  C1 established command and requested mutual aid from Franklin FD.  E1 arrived on scene and personnel pulled a 1 ¾” attack line to the front door.  C3 arrived on scene and advised that heavy fire was showing from the rear of the home.  L1 arrived and assisted E1 personnel with interior fire attack.  E4 arrived on scene and established a water supply for E1 by connecting to the nearest fire hydrant.  E2 then arrived on scene and pulled another 1 ¾” attack line to assist in interior extinguishment.  E4 personnel deployed a 2 ½” attack line at the rear of the structure and extinguished fire that was spreading to the roof and eaves of the home.  E3 and Franklin FD units arrived on scene and assisted with exterior extinguishment.  Once a majority of the fire was extinguished Franklin FD units were released by command along with E2.  All other units remained on scene for salvage and overhaul.  Once all hazards were addressed and the property owners were informed of the situation, all units returned to service and quarters.

Saturday, March 16 at approximately 7:44 pm:

E3 responded to a reported residential Carbon Monoxide alarm.  While enroute, dispatch advised that one resident on scene was exhibiting signs and symptoms of possible Carbon Monoxide exposure.  E3 requested EMS to respond to the location of the call.  Upon arrival E3 made contact with the resident who stated that they had been feeling nauseous and then their Carbon Monoxide alarm went off.  One member of E3’s crew assisted with patient care while the rest of E3 used a gas monitor to check the Carbon Monoxide levels inside the residence.  E3 found no indication of dangerous levels of Carbon Monoxide in the house and the homeowner did not want to be taken to the hospital.  Once all hazards were addressed E3 returned to service and quarters. 

Monday, March 18 at approximately 12:17 pm:

All BFR units were dispatched on a report of a commercial structure fire.  Franklin FD also responded due to the location of the call being in the BFR/FFD Automatic Aid District.  C3 arrived on scene to find a commercial structure with nothing showing from the outside.  C3 established command and assigned E3 to investigate the interior of the building and FFD Tower 3 to investigate the roof the building.  All other BFR units were cancelled.  E3 reported a light haze in the bathroom of the structure.  FFD Tower 3 found that a ventilation fan motor on the roof with a burned belt.  All HVAC units were shut down in order to prevent any further smoke from entering the structure.  E3 ventilated the structure using and electric fan.  Command informed the occupants of the situation and advised them to call an HVAC service company to repair the broken fan as soon as possible.  Once all hazards were addressed, C3 terminated command and all units returned to service and quarters. 

Monday, March 18 at approximately 12:27 pm:

L1 was dispatched on a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries.  L1 arrived on scene and found a two vehicle, side impact type collision.  An occupant of one of the vehicles was injured and could not exit the vehicle due to the damage from the accident.  L1 established command.  E1 and R1 arrived on scene and began providing patient care and preparing to remove the door of the vehicle.  The patient was protected with a special tarp while personnel removed the door of the vehicle with hydraulic spreaders.  Once the door was removed the patient was immobilized and moved to an ambulance.  All hazards were addressed and control of the scene was handed over to BPD.  Command was terminated and all BFR units returned to service and quarters.