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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fire Chief's Briefing for November 14 through November 19, 2013

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of November 14 through November 19, 2013.

We responded to 60 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 2

EMS/Rescue: 37

Hazardous Condition: 2

Service Call: 7

Good Intent: 6

False Call: 6

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

Thursday, November 14 at approximately 12:21 pm:
E2 and E11 were dispatched on a report of an excavator on fire at a construction site.  E2 and E11 arrived at the entrance and made contact with construction personnel who advised that the excavator was on fire in the woods close to a gas line.  E2 continued responding to the scene but were stopped due to difficult terrain.  E11, the City’s new mini-pumper, was able to continue to the scene without issue due to its small size.  BFR personnel used a 1 ¾” foam handline to extinguish the fire.  Because the call was located in the automatic aid zone, Franklin FD also responded to the scene.  Once the fire had been extinguished and all hazards had been addressed, BFR and FFD units returned to service

Sunday, November 17 at approximately 4:29 pm:

E2 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of a patient possibly having a stroke.  E2 arrived on scene and found an unresponsive patient.  E2 immediately began providing advanced life support including cardiac monitoring.  Once the patient was stabilized, BFR personnel began assessing the patient and preparing for transport.  The patient’s responsiveness improved rapidly during the assessment due to E2’s care.  EMS arrived on scene and the patient was moved to the ambulance.  EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to a local hospital with one member of E2 aboard to assist with further patient care. 

Monday, November 18 at approximately 2:06 am:

E1 was dispatched on a report of a vehicle fire on I-65 southbound.  While responding, Dispatch notified E1 that a person was possibly trapped in the vehicle at which time E1 requested E2 to respond to the scene for assistance.  E1 arrived on scene to find one vehicle off the roadway, on its passenger side, fully involved in fire.  BPD was on scene and had located one person outside of the vehicle with burn injuries.  E1 personnel began patient care, while others pulled 1 ¾” foam handline and extinguished the fire while checking the vehicle for any additional occupants.  E2 arrived on scene and provided additional manpower for both operations while C3 assumed command of the incident.  The fire was quickly extinguished and it was confirmed that the vehicle had no other occupants.  EMS arrived on scene and the patient was transported emergency traffic to a local hospital with 1 firefighter aboard to assist with care.  Once all hazards had been addressed, control of the scene was transferred to BPD and all BFR units returned to quarters.