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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Fire Chief's Briefing for July 29 through August 3, 2013

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescues’ emergency responses for the period of July 29 through August 3, 2013. 
We responded to 38 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
EMS/Rescue: 21
Hazardous Condition: 1
Service Call: 1
Good Intent: 7
False Call: 8
Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities:
Monday, August 29 at approximately 10:16 am:
E1, E2 and C3 were dispatched on an inside investigation due to a smell of natural gas. Upon arrival E1 found the occupants of the building had evacuated the structure. There was also construction going on nearby. Crew members made use of their gas monitor to check for potential hazards in the building, but none were found. It was surmised that the odors the building’s occupants had detected were likely related to the construction machinery operating in the area. E1 verified that there were no gas lines that had been damaged by the construction equipment before instructing the business to dial 911 again if the odor resurfaced. With no other hazards found, all units were released and returned to quarters.
Thursday, August 1 at approximately 10:35 am:
E2 was dispatched on a report of injuries from a fall. Upon arrival crew members were able to make contact with the PT through a locked door, but the individual was unable to stand or unlock the door. E2 was able to pick the lock and gain access to the home without causing any damage. They found the PT lying on the floor with an obvious deformity to their wrist. The injured extremity was splinted and immobilized while the PT was checked for other injuries. EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred, and the PT was transported non-emergency to an area hospital for further treatment.
Friday, August 2 at approximately 11:56 am:
E3 was dispatched on a report of one PT in labor on the side of I-65. Upon arrival crew members blocked one lane of the interstate to provide a safer work area before making contact with the PT, who was the sole occupant of a vehicle parked on the shoulder. E3 obtained baseline vitals and began timing contractions. It was determined that while the PT was actively in labor, birth was not so imminent as to warrant delivery on the roadside. The PT was quickly loaded into a waiting ambulance for emergency transport to an area hospital.