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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Fire Chief's Briefing for April 18 through April 23, 2013

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of April 18 through April 23, 2013. 
We responded to 50 emergency calls for service. 
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Fire: 2
EMS/Rescue: 30
Hazardous Condition: 1
Service Call: 2
Good Intent: 3
False Call: 12
Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities:
Saturday, April 20 at approximately 10:35 am:
E3 and C3 were dispatched on an automatic aid alarm for a structure fire in Franklin. Franklin E3 arrived first on scene and ordered Brentwood E3 to stand by at a nearby fire hydrant to provide water supply in the event of a working fire. Franklin firefighters entered the structure and found burned food on the stove, but no signs of fire. With no hazards found, Brentwood E3 and C3 were released from the scene and returned to quarters.
Saturday, April 20 at approximately 11:09 am:
E4 was dispatched on a report of a residential fire alarm. Upon arrival crew members were not able to make contact with the homeowner, so a 360 degree walk around of the residence was performed. During this time crew members found smoke showing on the first floor of the home. A full structure fire response was requested by E4’s officer and crew members quickly entered the home to search for occupants and locate the cause of the smoke. No one was home and E4 found food on the stove causing the smoke. The pan was removed from the structure and a thorough check was initiated to ensure there was no hidden fire. With no other hazards found, E4 cancelled the response of units not on scene. E4 remained on scene to speak with the homeowner and explain what they found. All other units were returned to service.
Wednesday, April 23 at approximately 11:53 am:
E1 was dispatched on a report of a commercial fire alarm. Upon arrival crew members found the building under evacuation and heard an active fire alarm. The fire alarm panel indicated an active smoke detector in the elevator room. Investigation in this area revealed a moderate amount of smoke as a result of a belt on the elevator locking up but no fire. L1 was requested to the scene to assist with smoke removal. Once the building was ventilated the alarm was able to be reset and all fire companies returned to quarters.