Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of June 11 through June 16, 2013.
We responded to 47 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Hazardous Condition: 2
Service Call: 5
Good Intent: 4
False Call: 9
Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities:
Wednesday, June 12 at approximately 12:44 pm:
E3 was dispatched on a reported vehicle fire. Upon arrival, E3 found one vehicle with evidence of an extinguished fire. The driver stated that they saw smoke coming from under the hood before pulling over and extinguishing a small fire with a bottle of soda. E3 verified that the fire was fully extinguished before leaving the scene under control of BPD and returning to quarters.
Wednesday, June 12 at approximately 11:05 pm:
E4 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of an unresponsive PT. Upon arrival, E4 found one PT with a pulse and breathing but unresponsive after taking an unknown quantity and type of pills. Crew members assessed the PT and obtained vital signs while giving supportive care to include O2 therapy. EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred, and E4 assisted with loading the PT into the ambulance for non-emergency care to an area hospital. While loading the PT they began to become responsive and attempted to speak.
Thursday, June 13 at approximately 5:45 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a medical call for injuries from a fall. Upon arrival crew members found one PT who had fallen while chasing their child. During the fall the PT had attempted to catch themselves, resulting in injuries to their shoulder, arm and wrist. E2 attempted to move the PT to a seated position to allow better assessment of the injuries, but waited for EMS to arrive and provide additional manpower due to the amount of pain the PT was in. Once EMS arrived, the PT was able to be moved to a seated position. Due to the extent of the injuries, an IV was established and EMS provided pain medication. The injuries were splinted and the PT was loaded into the waiting ambulance for non-emergency transport to an area hospital.
Friday, June 14 at approximately 7:13 am:
E2 was dispatched on a report of an unresponsive PT. Upon arrival crew members found one PT lying in bed, unresponsive and breathing inadequately but with a pulse. E2 moved the PT to the floor before controlling the airway with an airway adjunct and supplementing respirations with a bag-valve-mask. Vitals were obtained and further supportive care was initiated including cardiac monitoring and IV access via Intra-Osseous infusion. EMS arrived on scene and PT care was transferred before the PT was loaded into the waiting ambulance for emergency transport to an area hospital with one firefighter on board to provide further care while enroute.
Friday, June 14 at approximately 10:58 am:
All BFR units were dispatched on a report of a structure fire with smoke visible inside the home. C3 arrived first on scene and reported nothing showing. L1 made contact with the homeowner who reported smoke coming from the residence’s HVAC vents. Crew members investigated the home and determined that the HVAC unit had malfunctioned and tripped the breaker. The smoke was likely due to an overheated fan motor. The TIC was utilized to verify that there were no hazards. The homeowner was advised to leave the breaker off and contact a repair technician. All units were released and returned to their previous assignments.
Saturday, June 15 at approximately 2:56 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a report of injuries from a fall. Upon arrival crew members found one PT lying on the ground after falling off a skateboard ramp. Bystanders reported that the PT had briefly lost consciousness after striking their head but was now awake. The helmet the PT had been wearing was inspected but showed no signs of damage. A rapid trauma assessment was performed with the only obvious injuries being minor abrasions. Crew members obtained vitals and performed a secondary assessment of the PT. During this time the PT began to become lethargic and confused to event and time, but remained calm and did not become distressed. The PT’s vitals remained strong. EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred, and the PT was immobilized and packaged for non-emergency transport to an area hospital.