Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of April 13 through April 24, 2014.
We responded to 112 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Hazardous Condition: 4
Service Call: 5
Good Intent: 15
False Call: 22
Monday, April 14 at approximately 7:14 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of an unconscious patient. E2 arrived on scene and made contact with the patient who had regained consciousness but was exhibiting signs of an alerted mental status. Crew members began assessing the patient and taking vital signs. EMS arrived on the scene, and the patient was quickly moved to the cot by EMS and BFR personnel. IV access, cardiac monitoring and oxygen therapy were all initiated rapidly due to the patient’s condition. EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to a local hospital and E2 returned to service.
Wednesday, April 16 at approximately 12:35 pm:
E1 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of a patient possibly having a seizure. Upon arrival, BFR personnel found one patient lying on the floor with an obvious head injury. Crew members simultaneously dressed the wound and assessed the patient for further injuries. The patient was confused and unable to answer questions. BFR personnel placed the patient on oxygen and initiated spinal immobilization due to the high possibly of a spinal injury. EMS arrived on scene and the patient was secured to a backboard. E1 crew members assisted EMS with further on scene care before EMS transported the patient to a local hospital and E2 returned to service.
Wednesday, April 16 at approximately 6:39 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a report of a grass fire on I-65 northbound. The engine company arrived on scene to find two areas of grass on fire. Crew members utilized a water can and 1 ¾” hose line to extinguish the fire. Once the fire was extinguished an investigation of the area determined the cause of the fire to be a truck that had backfired. Once all hazards had been addressed E2 returned to service and quarters.
Thursday, April 17 at approximately 11:45 am:
E1 was dispatched on a report of an unresponsive patient. Crew members arrived on scene to find a patient lying supine on the floor unresponsive and not breathing. BFR personnel immediately began providing advanced life support. Two members of the engine crew performed CPR while E1’s paramedic prepared the patient for defibrillation. EMS arrived on scene and established IO access. EMS and BFR personnel continued CPR, established an advanced airway and administered cardiac medications on scene. The patient was secured to the cot and moved to the ambulance. EMS transported the patient emergency to a local hospital with one firefighter aboard to assist with further care and treatment during transport.
Thursday, April 17 at approximately 3:45 pm:
E1 was dispatched on a medical call in front of Station 1 for a report of a patient who had passed out. Crew members grabbed the medical equipment off E1 and made contact with the patient outside. The engine’s paramedic obtained an EKG and assessed the patient while other crew members obtained vital signs. EMS arrived on scene and patient care was transferred. The EKG indicated a possible life threatening cardiac condition. E1 personnel assisted EMS with moving the patient to the ambulance and further on scene care. EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to a local hospital.
Friday, April 18 at approximately 10:55 pm:
E3 and C3 were dispatched on report of a structure fire in BFR and FFD’s automatic aid district. While enroute dispatch advised that there was a fire in the breaker box of a commercial structure. E3 arrived on scene and reported to Franklin Fire Command, who assigned them to investigate the breaker box. The TIC indicated the breaker box was still extremely hot and some sparks were still visible. FFD personnel interrupted power to the building which resolved the sparking issue. BFR personnel investigated the rest of the structure and found no further hazards. Command released all BFR units from the scene.
Monday, April 21 at approximately 4:17 pm:
E2 and R1 were dispatched to I-65 northbound on a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries. BFR units arrived on scene to find one car facing the wrong way with an occupant still inside the vehicle. BFR personnel made access to the patient and began assessing for injuries. R1 secured the vehicle and checked for any possible hazards. EMS arrived on scene and the patient was moved to the ambulance for further assessment. E2 personnel assisted with further on scene care prior to EMS transporting the patient to a local hospital. Once all hazards had been addressed all BFR units cleared the scene and returned to quarters.
Thursday, April 24 at approximately 7:42 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of a patient with dizziness. Crew members arrived on scene, made contact with the patient and immediately began assessment. E2’s Paramedic placed the patient on the cardiac monitor while other E2 members obtained a full set of vital signs. The patient was alert but unable to answer questions. EMS arrived on scene and BFR personnel quickly moved the patient to the ambulance. Crew members assisted with further on scene care before EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to a local hospital. Once transport had been initiated E2 cleared the scene.