Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of September 15 through September 20, 2013.
We responded to 40 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Hazardous Condition: 4
Service Call: 1
Good Intent: 3
False Call: 7
Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities:
Sunday, September 15 at approximately 12:05 pm:
E1 was dispatched on a report of a commercial fire alarm. Upon arrival E1 found a large commercial structure with nothing showing. E1 crew made access to an elevator room in the structure using keys from a Knox Box. The elevator room was emitting a strong smell of burned material and light smoke was visible in the room. E1 crew members determined that the smell and smoke were a result of the elevator’s hydraulic system overheating. Power to the hydraulic system was turned off and the elevator room was ventilated. E1 crew members checked elevator cars for any occupants and verified there were no hazards on other floors of the building. The property owner arrived on scene and was informed of the situation. Once all hazards were mitigated, E1 returned to service and quarters.
Thursday, September 19 at approximately 10:32 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of an irregular heartbeat. E2 arrived on scene and began providing advanced patient care. Once vitals were obtained, a 12-lead ECG was taken by E2’s paramedic. The 12 lead revealed cardiac abnormalities that would require immediate intervention at a local hospital. EMS arrived on scene and patient care was transferred. E2 personnel assisted EMS with moving the patient to the ambulance and establishing IV access. EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to a local hospital and E2 returned to service.
Friday, September 20 at approximately 4:05 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of an unconscious child. E2 arrived on scene and immediately began assessing the patient and providing advanced life support. A family member indicated that patient had become unresponsive for a short period of time but then regained consciousness before E2’s arrival. E2 personnel obtained vital signs and assessed the patient for a possible cause of the loss of consciousness. EMS arrived on scene and patient care was transferred. E2 personnel assisted EMS with loading the patient into the ambulance along with IV initiation and ECG interpretation. EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to a local hospital and E2 returned to service.