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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fire Chief's Briefing for August 16 through August 21, 2013

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescues’ emergency responses for the period of August 16 through August 21, 2013. 
We responded to 36 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Fire: 1
EMS/Rescue: 21
Hazardous Condition: 1
Service Call: 1
Good Intent: 4
False Call: 8
Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities:
Monday, August 19 at approximately 7:52 am:
E3 and C3 were dispatched for automatic aid on a possible structure fire in Franklin FD’s district.  Initial dispatch information indicated that a haze of smoke was visible inside a commercial structure.  E3 and C3 arrived on scene and assisted Franklin FD personnel with investigating the cause of the smoke.  E3 crew members used a thermal imaging camera to examine the area above the ceiling.  Once it was determined that there was no fire or further hazards E3 and C3 were released by Franklin FD command.
Wednesday, August 21 at approximately 7:34 am:
E1 was dispatched on medical call for a report of a patient feeling dizzy.  E1 arrived on scene and immediately began assessing the patient.  E1 personnel continued to provide care including the administration of oral glucose.  Once EMS arrived on scene patient care was transferred and E1 personnel assisted with loading the patient into the ambulance.  EMS transported the patient to a local hospital and E1 returned to service.  
Wednesday, August 21 at approximately 2:29 pm:
E2 was dispatch on a medical for a report of injuries from a fall.  E2 arrived on scene to find a patient with 2 large lacerations.  Two family members were holding pressure on the wounds to control bleeding.  E2 personnel immediately began assessing the patient and bandaging the lacerations.  Once EMS arrived on scene the patient was loaded into the ambulance and patient care was transferred.  EMS transported the patient to a local hospital and E2 returned to service.