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Saturday, June 1, 2013

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

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of May 24 through May 29, 2013.
We responded to 50 emergency calls for service. 
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Fire: 1
EMS/Rescue: 39
Service Call: 2
Good Intent: 6
False Call: 2
Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities: 
Friday, May 24 at approximately 8:01 pm:
E4, E2 and C3 were dispatched on an inside investigation. E4 arrived on scene and was met by the homeowner who stated that they smelled smoke in their home. E4 investigated and determined that the odor was due to a fire in an outside fire place earlier in the evening. Crew members utilized the TIC and checked void spaces in the home. With no hazards found, all other responding units were cancelled and E4 cleared the scene. 
Friday, May 24 at approximately 8:57 pm:
E1 was dispatched on a report of an unresponsive individual. Crew members arrived on scene and found the PT in the bed of a pickup truck with CPR being performed by bystanders. E1’s paramedic assessed the PT and determined that defibrillation was needed. After defibrillation CPR was continued. Crew members followed cardiac arrest protocol and inserted an airway adjunct and began ventilating the PT via bag-valve-mask. EMS arrived on scene and PT care was transferred. The PT was quickly packaged for transport and moved to the back of the ambulance. Further treatment was provided including IV access and resuscitation drugs. EMS transported the PT emergency traffic to an area hospital with one firefighter on board to provide further care. 
Tuesday, May 28 at approximately 12:39 pm:
E2, R1, C3, Squad 2 and Squad 3 were dispatched for Search and Rescue for a missing child in the area of Crocket Park. E2 arrived first on scene and made contact with the reporting party, who gave a description of the child and a direction of travel. Squad 2 and Squad 3 were directed to begin searching the park, with Squad 2 following the bike path that the child had reportedly taken. Squad 3 went to the other end of the trail and located the child. The child was not injured and was reunited with their grandparents. All units cleared the scene.