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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fire Chief's Briefing for September 21 through September 26, 2013

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of September 21 through September 26, 2013.

We responded to 43 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 1

EMS/Rescue: 20

Hazardous Condition: 3

Service Call: 3

Good Intent: 2

False Call: 14

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

Monday, September 23 at approximately 9:25 pm:

All BFR units were dispatched on a report of a residential structure fire.  Initial dispatch information indicated that there was smoke coming from the crawlspace of a residence.  C3, E2 and E1 arrived on scene to find a two story residential structure with light smoke visible near one side of the home.  C3 established command and E2 personnel investigated the area.  E2 discovered a small mulch fire near the structure.  E2 extinguished the fire and E1 crew members entered the crawlspace to check for possible fire extension.  Command cancelled all other responding units.  After further investigation it was found that the fire was started by wiring for exterior lighting.  E1 cut power to the residence and assisted E2 with the removal of smoldering mulch from the area or origin.  The lighting system was removed and E1 restored power to the residence.  Once all hazards were addressed command was terminated and all BFR units returned to service. 

Wednesday, September 25 at approximately 10:02 am:

E4 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a motor vehicle crash with possible injuries.  R1 and E4 arrived on scene to find a two car rear end type collision.  E4 crew members immediately began assessing the drivers for injuries.  Damage to one vehicle indicated that one driver may have a severe head injury.  Spinal immobilization of the driver was initiated by the E4 paramedic and the remaining E4 crew members assisted with securing the patient to a backboard.  R1 assessed the other driver for injuries and checked for any vehicle hazards.  EMS arrived on scene and patient care was transferred.  E4 assisted EMS with moving the patient to the ambulance and further care on scene.  EMS transported the patient to a local hospital.  Once all hazards were addressed E4 and R1 returned to service.

Thursday, September 26 at approximately 1:48 pm:

E4 was dispatched on a report of injuries from a fall.  E4 arrived on scene to find one patient on the sidewalk with obvious injuries.  E4 immediately established spinal immobilization and assessing the patient for further injuries.  The patient was secured to a backboard and the patient’s other injuries were dressed by E4 crew members.  EMS arrived on scene and patient care was transferred.  The patient was moved to the back of the ambulance and E4 assisted EMS with further patient care on scene.  The patient was transported emergency traffic to a local hospital and E4 returned to service.