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Friday, January 31, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for January 19 through January 24, 2014

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of January 19 through January 24, 2014.

We responded to 45 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

EMS/Rescue: 21

Hazardous Condition: 5

Service Call: 3

Good Intent: 4

False Call: 12

Monday, January 20 at approximately 9:59 am:

E2 was dispatched on a report of a carbon monoxide alarm at a residence.  E2 arrived on scene and made contact with the homeowner who indicated that their alarms were activated but no one was showing symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure.  All occupants were evacuated from the home.  BFR crew members used a gas monitor to investigate the inside of the house.  Elevated levels of carbon monoxide were found inside the home and the garage.  R1 was requested to respond to the scene to assist with ventilating the residence.  Fans were set up at entrances to the residence until carbon monoxide levels returned to zero.  It was determined that a previously running vehicle in the garage was the source of the elevated readings.  Once all hazards were addressed E2 and R1 returned to service and quarters.    

Tuesday, January 21 at approximately 10:19 pm:

E2 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of an unconscious/unresponsive patient.  E2 arrived on scene and located the patient who was unresponsive with inadequate breathing.  BFR personnel immediately obtained control of the patient’s airway by inserting a nasopharyngeal airway.   Crew members ventilated the patient and obtained vital signs to ensure all were within normal limits.  EMS arrived on scene and patient care was transferred.  E2 personnel assisted EMS with moving the patient to the ambulance and on scene care including IV access.  Due to the patients critical status EMS requested 1 firefighter from E2 to assist with care during transport to the hospital.  Once EMS left the scene E2 returned to service and quarters.