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Friday, November 15, 2013

Fire Chief's Briefing for November 8 through November 13, 2013

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of November 8 through November 13, 2013. 
We responded to 39 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
EMS/Rescue: 25
Hazardous Condition: 3
Service Call: 3
Good Intent: 4
False Call: 4
Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities:
Friday, November 8 at approximately 2:59 pm:
E3 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries.  E3 arrived on scene to find a two vehicle T-Bone type collision with 1 person still inside a vehicle.  E3 established command and began assessing the patient for injuries.  Once it was confirmed that the patient was not trapped in the vehicle, R1 was cancelled.  EMS arrived on scene and moved the patient from the vehicle to the ambulance with the assistance of BFR personnel.  Crew members continued to assist EMS with patient care and assessment.  Once all hazards had been addressed and the patient had been transported E3 returned to service.  
Sunday, November 10 at approximately 4:20 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a report of a possible flammable liquid spill.  E2 arrived on scene to find a vehicle in a parking lot leaking gasoline.  Crew members immediately applied a special absorbent to the spill area.  Contact was made with the owner of the vehicle who indicated that they may have hit and object in the roadway earlier creating a hole in the gas tank.  BFR personnel used a plug to stop the leak the fuel tank of the car.  The owner was advised to have the vehicle repaired before driving it again.  With all hazards addressed, E2 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.
Tuesday, November 12 at approximately 8:45 am:
E4 was dispatched on a medical call for a patient with difficulty breathing.  E4 arrived on scene to find an unresponsive patient with extremely labored breathing.  The patient was immediately moved to the ambulance that arrived just behind E4.  While in the ambulance the patient went into cardiac arrest.  E4 personnel assisted EMS with providing advance life support including cardiac defibrillation.  EMS transported the patient emergency to a local hospital with 1 BFR crew member aboard to further assist with patient care.  Once EMS had transported the patient E4 returned to service and quarters.