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Monday, December 9, 2013

Fire Chief's Briefing for December 2 through December 7, 2013

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of December 2 through December 7, 2013.

We responded to 47 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

EMS/Rescue: 23

Hazardous Condition: 2

Service Call: 5

Good Intent: 5

False Call: 11

Other: 1

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

Friday, December 6 at approximately 3:01 am:

C3, E2 and E3 were dispatched on a report of a smell of smoke inside a residence.  E2 arrived on scene to find a 2 story home with no smoke or flames visible.  The homeowner advised that there was a smell of smoke and their smoke detectors were going off on the second floor.  E2 investigated the residence using a thermal imaging camera.  E3 arrived on scene and checked the exterior HVAC unit.  After further investigation it was determined that the HVAC unit supplying the second floor was the source of the smell.  Power to the unit was shut off and the occupants were advised to call a technician to have it repaired.  With no further hazards present, all BFR units returned to service and quarters. 

Friday, December 6 at approximately 5:17 pm:

E2 responded to a walk up medical call at BFR Station 2.  The patient was brought into the station showing signs of a possible seizure.  BFR personnel immediately began assessing the patient and providing advanced care.  EMS was notified to respond to Station 2.  The patient’s airway was controlled and an IV was established by BFR personnel.  EMS arrived at Station 2 and patient care was transferred.  BFR personnel assisted with further care on scene before the patient was transported to a local hospital. 

Saturday, December 7 at approximately 6:51 pm:

E4 and R1 were dispatched to a possible motor vehicle accident with injuries near Crockett Park.  E4 arrived on scene with EMS and found one vehicle that had struck a stationary car, a pedestrian, a light pole and a tree.  One patient was visible inside the vehicle.  EMS assumed patient care while E4 crew members cut power to the vehicle to keep it from moving further.  Once complete, BFR personnel assisted EMS with moving the patient from the vehicle to the ambulance along with on scene care.  Once the patient had been transported and the vehicle was free of hazards E4 returned to service and quarters.