Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of March 20 through March 25, 2014.
We responded to 44 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Service Call: 1
Good Intent: 7
False Call: 6
Thursday, March 20 at approximately 4:07 pm:
E11 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of a patient with chest pain. Personnel arrived on scene and made contact with the patient who was complaining of chest tightness. Crew members began obtaining vital signs along with an EKG assessment, which indicated that the PT may be having a heart attack. EMS arrived on scene and patient care was transferred. E11 personnel assisted EMS with moving the patient to the ambulance along with establishing IV access. EMS performed a 12 lead EKG which confirmed that the patient was suffering a heart attack. EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to a local hospital and E11 returned to service.
Friday, March 21 at approximately 2:16 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a report of a grass fire next to a commercial structure. Crew members arrived on scene to find a 50’ by 100’ area of grass on fire. Business owners were unsuccessfully attempting to control the fire with a garden hose and fire extinguishers. E2 deployed a 100’ 1 ¾” hand line and began to extinguish the fire. E2 crew members were able to contain and extinguish the fire before it spread to the building. Once all fire had been extinguished and the remaining grass had been wet down, E2 returned to service and quarters.
Monday, March 24 at approximately 6:02 am:
E1 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of an unresponsive patient that was not breathing. Upon arriving on scene, fire department personnel found the PT lying on the floor not breathing and pulseless. E1 crew members immediately initiated CPR and started manually ventilating the patient. EMS arrived on scene and established an advanced airway along with IV access with assistance from E1. The patient regained a pulse and was packaged for transport. EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to a local hospital with 1 firefighter aboard to assist with further patient care.
Monday, March 24 at approximately 2:51 pm:
R1 was dispatched on a report of a vehicle accident with injuries. R1 arrived on scene to find a 2 car rear-end type collision with all occupants out of the vehicle. Crew members made contact with one vehicle occupant who was complaining of severe chest pain and trouble breathing. R1’s paramedic provided patient care while other vehicle occupants were checked for injuries. EMS arrived on scene and the patient was quickly moved to the ambulance. R1 personnel assisted with further on scene care including IV access. The patient was transported to a local hospital and R1 personnel checked the vehicles for any additional hazards. BFR personnel removed broken glass from the roadway and returned to service.