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Friday, December 27, 2013

Fire Chief's Briefing for December 20 through December 25, 2013

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of December 20 through December 25, 2013.

We responded to 51 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 1

EMS/Rescue: 24

Hazardous Condition: 3

Service Call: 6

Good Intent: 6

False Call: 10

Other: 1

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

Saturday, December 21 at approximately 11:32 am:

E1 was dispatched on a report of a car fire on I-65.  E1 arrived on the scene to find 1 vehicle with the passenger and engine compartment fully involved in fire.  E1 established command and verified that no passengers were still in the vehicle.  The fire was extinguished using a 1 ¾” preconnected hand line.  Once the vehicle had been extinguished, E1 crew members moved to extinguish fire that had spread to grass near the shoulder of the road.  With no further hazards present E1 crew members placed all equipment back in service and returned to quarters. 

Wednesday, December 25 at approximately 12:09 pm:

E1 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of burn injuries.  E1 arrived on scene and made contact with the patient who had accidentally burned themselves while cooking.  BFR personnel quickly began treating the patient’s injuries and obtained the vital signs.  E1’s paramedic initiated IV access and dressed the patient’s burns.  EMS arrived on scene and patient care was transferred.  BFR personnel moved the patient to the ambulance and E1’s paramedic assisted EMS with further on scene care.  The patient was transported to a local hospital and E1 returned to service.