Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of May 12 through May 17, 2013.
We responded to 52 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Hazardous Condition: 1
Service Call: 1
Good Intent: 8
False Call: 8
Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities:
Monday, May 13 at approximately 10:57 pm:
E2, E3 and C3 were dispatched on an inside investigation for a report of smoke in a residence. Upon arrival E2 found a small mulch fire outside the home. Smoke from the smoldering mulch was entering an open window above the seat of the fire. After extinguishing the mulch it was determined that a light fixture had been buried when the mulch was spread. The light had heated up and ignited the mulch. Crew members verified that the fire had not spread to the structure. Once all hazards were mitigated all units returned to quarters.
Wednesday, May 15 at approximately 8:53 am:
E1 was dispatched on a report of a child locked in a vehicle. Upon arrival crew members utilized their lock out kit to safely remove the child from the vehicle without damaging the automobile. The child was checked for injuries before being turned over to their parent. E1 returned to quarters.
Wednesday, May 15 at approximately 2:28 pm:
Brentwood E3 was dispatched on an automatic aid alarm for a reported structure fire in Franklin. Franklin units arrived first on scene and reported nothing showing. E3 was staged before being released when further investigation revealed no signs of fire. E3 returned to quarters.
Wednesday, May 15 at approximately 6:17 pm:
E3 was dispatched to act as medical standby for BPD due to a barricaded subject. E3 remained on the scene until approximately 1:00 a.m. when they were released to return to quarters to rest. At 5:00 a.m. E3 returned to the scene to continue to standby. When the current shift ended at 0700 E3’s crew was relieved at the scene by the oncoming shift of firefighters. Fortunately the standoff ended peacefully without the need for action by E3. E3 was released from the scene by BPD and returned to quarters.
Friday, May 17 at approximately 5:58 am:
All BFR units were dispatched on a reported structure fire. A passerby called 911 and reported smoke coming from their neighbor’s home. E2 arrived first on scene and reported smoke coming from a mulch bed. The home was surveyed and it was determined that there was no other hazard. E3 and R1 were requested to continue to the scene for manpower assistance but all other units were cancelled. Investigation of the area revealed that landscape lighting had been covered by the mulch, causing it to heat up and ignite. Power to the lights was terminated and the area was flushed with water. The homeowner was advised to contact the landscaping company regarding repairs to the damaged lighting. With no further hazards, command was terminated and all units were placed available.