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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Fire Chief's Briefing for March 7 through March 12, 2013

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of March 7 through March 12, 2013.

We responded to 44 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 3

EMS/Rescue: 32

Hazardous Conditions: 1

Service Call: 2

Good Intent: 1

False Call: 5

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

Sunday, March 10 at approximately 9:43 pm:

E2 was dispatched on a reported grass fire. Upon arrival crew members found a small grass fire quickly spreading due to high winds. E2’s firefighter deployed a 1 ¾” pre-connected hose line and knocked the fire down. The area was then overhauled with fire rakes and flappers to ensure complete extinguishment. The area was investigated but a definitive cause of the fire could not be found. With no other hazards present, E2 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.

Monday, March 11 at approximately 11:15 am:

E4 was dispatched on a report of a dumpster fire at a construction site. Upon arrival crew members found a construction dumpster with heavy smoke showing and a worker attempting to extinguish it with a garden hose. Crew members deployed a 1 ¾” hose line and utilized firefighting foam to fully extinguish the fire and smother the heat source, greatly reducing the chance of the fire rekindling at a later time. After overhauling the fire and ensuring it was fully extinguished, E4 cleared the scene and returned to their previous assignment.

Monday, March 11 at approximately 10:39 pm:

E3 and R1 were dispatched on a report of an MVA with rollover. Upon arrival E3 found one vehicle on its roof with the PT out and being tended to by EMS. E3’s paramedic assisted EMS with the PT while the rest of the crew stabilized the vehicle, which was leaking gas onto the roadway. Once the vehicle was stabilized E3 applied oil dry to absorb and contain the fuel leak. The PT was fully immobilized and loaded into the ambulance for transport to an area hospital. E3 remained on scene to assist with traffic control and monitor the scene due to the fuel leak. Once the vehicle was safely loaded onto a tow truck and removed from the scene E3 returned to quarters.