Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of January 7 through January 12, 2014.
We responded to 69 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Hazardous Condition: 2
Service Call: 23
Good Intent: 6
False Call: 9
Here is an overview of significant events from this period’s activities:
Tuesday, January 7 and 8 throughout the day:
BFR units were dispatched on approximately 20 calls directly related to bursting water lines due to the extreme cold experienced in Middle Tennessee. Crews assisted homeowners and businesses with shutting off their water and helping to mitigate damages by removing water and debris from structures as well as by helping move undamaged property to drier locations.
A frozen water line has burst inside a home. Fire Crews have shut off the water to the home, but what remains in the pipe is draining out. The water pressure against the door made opening it difficult, but eventually crews were able to relieve enough pressure to open the door and begin draining the water out of this home.
Tuesday, January 7 at approximately 9:57 am:
E1 was dispatched on a report of a transformer fire that was threatening to extend to a nearby parked vehicle. Upon arrival crew members found a large underground transformer which was severely damaged due to an explosion that occurred when a fuse blew. The owner of the vehicle had moved their car before it was damaged by the fire, which had self-extinguished by the time E1 arrived on scene. Once it was determined that the transformer no longer posed a threat, E1 cleared the scene to respond to a report of a nearby structure fire.
Tuesday, January 7 at approximately 10:04 am:
All BFR units were dispatched to a reported commercial structure fire. Dispatch reported smoke in the structure with evacuation underway. Crew members arrived on scene and began to investigate. Shortly after entering the structure light smoke accompanied by the smell of burnt electrical equipment was encountered. Crew members utilized the TIC during their investigation, but were not able to locate the source. The smoke and smell both dissipated, and the building was turned over to the property manager after a secondary search was performed. This incident was likely due to overheating electrical equipment, directly related to the nearby overloaded transformer that E1 was dispatched to.
Tuesday, January 7 at approximately 6:27 pm:
E1 was dispatched on a report of a commercial fire alarm. E1 arrived on scene and located an activated smoke detector in the elevator mechanical room. Further inspection revealed smoke coming from the elevator’s power unit. Crew members discontinued power to the elevators before ventilating the structure. Once the smoke was removed and it was determined that there was no fire the building was turned over to the property manager. E1 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.
Friday, January 10 at approximately 2:32 pm:
E11 was dispatched to the scene of a non-injury accident due to one of the vehicles beginning to smoke. Upon arrival crew members found one of the vehicles smoking from the trunk/taillight area. A small battery in this area of the vehicle was found to have been damaged in the wreck, which was causing the smoke. Once the batter was disconnected it no longer smoked. With no further hazards, E11 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.
Saturday, January 11 at approximately 2:49 pm:
E1 was dispatched on a report of a child locked in a vehicle. Upon arriving on scene E1 learned the child became trapped when the door key broke off in the lock. Crew members utilized E1’s lock out kit to quickly gain access to the vehicle. The child was assessed and found to be uninjured. Once arrangements were made for the mother and child to be able to leave the scene E1 returned to quarters.
Saturday, January 11 at approximately 3:41 pm:
C3, E1, L1 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a PIA involving a vehicle that had struck the column of a building. The driver was not able to exit the vehicle due to a rubble pile on one side and a parked vehicle on the other. The owner of the parked vehicle was quickly located and access to the PT was gained. The driver denied any injuries and a rapid assessment confirmed this. The affected business was closed for the remainder of the day and the area was cordoned off. The business owner was informed that the area would need to remain restricted until a building engineer could determine the extent of the damage and appropriate repairs could be effected.