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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Fire Chief's Briefing for August 4 through August 9, 2013

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency activities for the period of August 4 through August 9, 2013.

We responded to 51 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

EMS/Rescue: 27

Hazardous Condition: 1

Service Call: 5

Good Intent: 3

False Call: 15

Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities:

Monday, August 5th at approximately 9:41 pm:

E2 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of 1 PT choking. Upon arrival crew members found the PT sitting up in bed alert and oriented to the situation and complaining of a choking sensation. The PT had an extensive, complicated medical history which required the use of a ventilator. Crew members assessed the PT and obtained baseline vitals, noting that the PT was in obvious respiratory distress, which was substantiated by a severely decreased blood oxygen concentration. E2 removed the PT from the ventilator and began assisting ventilations via bag-valve-mask with supplementary oxygen. The PT stated that they felt like something had been pushed down out of their chest and that they began to feel better. The PT’s oxygen saturation began to improve, but due to their medical history it was determined that the best treatment was to transport the PT to the hospital for further treatment and evaluation. Once EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred and the PT was loaded into the ambulance for emergency transport to an area hospital with one firefighter onboard to provide continued care while enroute. 

Wednesday, August 7 at approximately 8:56 pm:

E2 was dispatched on a request for assistance due to a snake in a residence. Upon arrival crew members were directed to the living room where they found a corn snake on top of the drapes. E2’s engineer was able to capture and remove the snake without injuring the animal. With no further hazards found, the snake was relocated and released after E2 cleared the scene.