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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Fire Chief's Briefing for April 24 through April 29, 2013

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of April 24 through April 29, 2013.
We responded to 46 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Fire: 3
EMS/Rescue: 21
Hazardous Condition: 3
Service Call: 2
Good Intent: 8
False Call: 9
Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities:
Thursday, April 25 at approximately 8:30 pm:
All BFR units were dispatched on a reported structure fire in a detached garage. E1 arrived first on scene and reported a fully involved garage fire with no immediate risk to nearby structures. Defensive operations were employed with E1’s crew deploying a ground based master stream device to extinguish the bulk of the fire. The fire was brought under control before it could spread beyond the confines of the garage. Firefighters remained on scene overhauling the structure to be certain the fire was fully extinguished. Once this was completed all units were returned to service.

Friday, April 26 at approximately 3:57 pm:
C3, E2 and E4 were dispatched on a report of a natural gas leak in a home. Upon arrival crew members utilized their gas monitor to locate a small leak in the area of the water heater. Gas to the appliance was secured and the local gas utility company was requested to the scene. The residents were assessed for signs or symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning but the test was negative. Once the gas company arrived on scene control was passed to them and all units were available. 
Sunday, April 28 at approximately 12:19 am:
All BFR units were dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire as a result of a lightning strike. E1 arrived first on scene and reported fire showing on the third story eave of the home. Crew members quickly deployed a 1 ¾” handline and extinguished the visible fire. Other units were directed to access the roof to check for fire extension. Crew members inside the structure removed a portion of the ceiling on the third floor and extinguished a few remaining hot spots. Once the fire was fully extinguished and overhauled all units were released from the scene. 
Sunday, April 28 at approximately 1:28 am:
While returning to quarters from the structure fire E4, E3, R1, and C5 were dispatched on a report of a vehicle accident with rollover. Upon arriving on scene E4 reported on its side partially off the roadway. Crew members removed the sunroof in order to gain access to the PT, who was then taken out through the sunroof and transported non-emergency to an area hospital.
Sunday, April 28 at approximately 2:06 pm:
L1 and Squad 1 were dispatched on a report of a dumpster fire. Upon arrival crew members found a dumpster containing a moderate amount of fire. The 1 ¾” preconnected handline was deployed and the fire was extinguished. Crew members utilized a pike pole to ensure that the contents of the dumpster were completely extinguished. With no further hazards found, L1 and Squad 1 cleared the scene and returned to their previous assignments. 
Monday, April 29 at approximately 6:09 pm:
E4 was dispatched to the scene of a non-injury accident to assist PD with re-opening the roadway. As a result of the accident there was debris and fluids from the vehicles involved on the pavement. E4 cleared the debris and washed down the roadway before assisting one of the people involved in the wreck with uprighting a mower and placing it back on a trailer. With no other hazards found, E4 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.