Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of May 18 through May 23, 2013.
We responded to 61 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Hazardous Condition: 1
Service Call: 4
Good Intent: 7
False Call: 8
Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities:
Sunday, May 19 at approximately 10:35 am:
L1 was dispatched on a report of a resident locked out of their home. Initial dispatch information indicated that the resident had accidentally locked themselves out of their home after leaving the oven on inside. L1 arrived on scene and was able to gain entry to the home. L1 turned the stove off and assisted the resident with ventilating the house. Once all hazards were addressed L1 returned to service.
Monday, May 20 at approximately 8:26 am:
L1 was dispatched on a report of a missing child. Initial dispatch information indicated that child had not been seen at their home in almost 30 minutes. Upon arrival L1 established command and assisted BPD in searching the area for the child. E1, E2, and C3 were requested to respond but were cancelled when the child was found. L1 returned the child safely home to their parents and then returned to service.
Monday, May 20 at approximately 10:32 am:
L1 was dispatched on a report of a possible heart attack at the local YMCA. L1's crew was already at the YMCA for daily physical training and was able to make contact with the patient almost immediately. L1 crew began obtaining vital signs and providing patient care. EMS arrived on scene and the patient was taken to the ambulance where they were evaluated using a cardiac monitor. Once the patient was loaded into the ambulance, EMS transported the patient to a local hospital and L1 returned to service.
Monday, May 20 at approximately 12:51 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a report of a worker who had fallen at a construction site. Initial dispatch information indicated that construction worker had fallen through a ceiling and landed on metal scaffolding. E2 arrived on scene and advised Dispatch to request Vanderbilt Lifeflight to respond due to the mechanism of injury. E1 was then dispatched to set up a landing zone for Lifeflight near the scene. E2 began providing advanced life support and immobilizing the patient due to high possibility of a spinal injury. EMS arrived on scene and continued patient care. Lifeflight was cancelled and the patient was loaded into the EMS unit. The patient was then transported emergency traffic in the ambulance to Vanderbilt with one firefighter aboard to assist with patient care. Once EMS left the scene E1 and E2 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.
Monday, May 20 at approximately 7:29 pm:
E4 and C3 were dispatched on mutual aid call from Nolensville FD for a structure fire in the Nolensville city limits. C1, C3 and E4 arrived on scene and reported to the command post in front of the house. FF’s from E4 and C3 entered the structure to assist Nolensville FD members with the overhaul process and checking for any fire extension. The fire occurred in a house with a residential sprinkler system so fire damage to the house was minimal. Nolensville is one of a few cities in Tennessee that requires fire sprinkler systems for new homes. Once the overhaul process was complete, BFR units were released by command and returned to service.
Tuesday, May 21 at approximately 3:38 pm:
E3 was dispatched on a report of a patient in a vehicle with an altered mental status. E3 arrived on scene and found a patient in a vehicle outside of a doctor’s office. E3 immediately began evaluating the patient who was awake but confused and unable to speak. E3 continued patient care until EMS arrived on scene. The patient was loaded into the ambulance and E3 assist EMS personnel with further care including starting an IV. EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to a local hospital and E3 returned to service.
Wednesday, May 22 at approximately 2:07 pm:
E3 was dispatched on a report of a grass fire along I-65. Initial dispatch information indicated that there was a small grass fire along the side of the interstate near the 73 mile marker. E3 arrived on scene and found a delivery truck with a flat tire on the side of the road. E3 made contact with the driver of the truck who indicated that they had blown a tire and sparks from the rim of the truck hitting the pavement started a small grass fire. The driver also said that they were able to extinguish the fire themselves due to the small size. E3 personnel examined the area and verified that there was no further hazard. E3 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.
Thursday, May 23 at approximately 6:31 pm:
All BFR units were dispatched on a report of a possible structure fire. Initial dispatch information indicated that a grill had caught on fire next to a house. E4 arrived on scene and found a 2 story house with nothing showing. E4 established command. Command made contact with the homeowner who indicated that the fire was out. Command cancelled all other responding units. E4 crew investigated the area and found no hazards or damage to the home. Command was terminated and E4 returned to service and quarters.