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Friday, November 8, 2013

Fire Chief's Briefing for October 27 through November 1, 2013

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of October 27 through November 1, 2013.

We responded to 63 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 4

EMS/Rescue: 27

Hazardous Condition: 2

Service Call: 8

Good Intent: 10

False Call: 12

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

Wednesday, October 30 at approximately 3:27 pm:

All BFR units were dispatched on a report of a residential structure fire.  E4 arrived on scene to find a two story home with no smoke or flames visible.  E4 established command and met the occupant of the residence in the driveway.  The occupant indicated that there had been a small fire in the engine compartment of their vehicle located in the garage.  The occupant said they had poured some water on the fire before evacuating the structure.  E4 crew members made access to the garage and found a vehicle with light smoke around it.  Damage was found in the vehicles engine compartment but no flames were visible.  Command cancelled all responding units except E2.  BFR personnel checked the vehicle and structure for any possible fire extension.  Once all hazards were addressed, command was terminated and all BFR units returned to service. 

Thursday, October 31 from approximately 6:23 pm to 10:00 pm:

BFR units from all stations responded to several calls for tree limbs and power lines down.  Crew members checked each area for hazards and notified the power company of location of the downed lines.  On two occasions damaged trees came into contact with power lines and ignited.  BFR personnel were able to safely extinguish the fires before they could spread to other trees or vegetation.

Friday, November 1 at approximately 8:27 pm:

E1 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of injuries from a fall.  E1 arrived on scene to find a patient with an obvious leg injury.  Crew members immediately immobilized the injured extremity and checked for further injuries.  EMS arrived on scene and BFR personnel assisted with immobilizing the limb using a vacuum splint and gaining IV access.  The patient was secured to a backboard to protect the patient’s spine from possible injury and moved to ambulance.  Once the patient had been transported E1 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.