Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of November 2 through November 7, 2013.
We responded to 43 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Hazardous Condition: 2
Service Call: 3
Good Intent: 4
False Call: 6
Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities:
Saturday, November 2 at approximately 5:49 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a report of injuries from a fall. Upon arrival crew members found one PT lying on the ground complaining of leg pain. A rapid trauma assessment was performed which indicated injuries to the mid-thigh with a high suspicion of a closed fracture. EMS arrived on scene and PT care was transferred. E2 assisted EMS with establishing an IV to administer pain medication prior to moving the PT. The injured extremity was secured to the spine board before the PT was loaded into the ambulance for emergency transport to an area hospital.
Tuesday, November 5 at approximately 8:56 am:
E3 was dispatched on a reported commercial fire alarm. While enroute the call was upgraded to a full structure fire and all BFR units were dispatched after on-scene employees of the business confirmed a small fire in the utility room. E3 arrived on scene and made contact with the manager who stated that when he investigated the cause of the alarm he found flames travelling up the wall in the area of the water heater. The manager used buckets of water to extinguish the flames. E3 investigated and determined that the fire was out before staging all other responding units. Crew members utilized positive pressure ventilation fans to remove the smoke from the structure before investigating the cause of the fire. The fire was determined to have been caused by a combination of combustible materials improperly stored too close to the water heater as well as by the gas burner on the water heater igniting with too large a flame. With no further hazards all companies were released from the scene to return to quarters.
Tuesday, November 5 at approximately 6:19 pm:
E2, R1 and C3 were dispatched on a report of a PIA with entrapment. Upon arrival crew members found two vehicles involved in a T-Bone style collision with one PT pinned in the vehicle by their leg. While preparations were being made for extrication the PT was assessed and determined to be non-critical. The vehicle was stabilized, the PT was protected from falling glass and debris and all remaining glass was removed from the vehicle. Crew members used the cutters to remove the vehicle’s roof and the spreaders to displace the door away from the PT’s leg, freeing them. Two PT’s were transported non-emergency to an area hospital for further treatment and evaluation.