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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for April 25 through April 30, 2014

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of April 25 through April 30, 2014.

We responded to 49 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

EMS/Rescue: 29

Service Call: 4

Good Intent: 5

False Call: 11

Wednesday, April 28 at approximately 8:16 am: 

E4, E2 and C3 were dispatched on an inside investigation at a residential structure.  E4 arrived first on scene and reported a two story residential structure with nothing showing.  Command was established and personnel made contact with the homeowner.  The homeowner indicated he smelled something burning inside the garage.  E4 and E2 personnel entered the structure and investigated using TICs.  All floors and rooms of the structure were searched for possible hazards.  No hazards were found and the homeowner was advised to call back if the smell returned.  Command was terminated and all units returned to service.

Tuesday, April 29 at approximately 2:24 pm: 

E2 responded on a medical call for a report of an unconscious patient.  BFR personnel arrived on scene to find one conscious patient lying on the ground.  Crew members quickly obtained vital signs while E2’s paramedic performed a stroke assessment.  EMS arrived on scene as BFR personnel were obtaining an EKG.  Patient car was transferred to EMS and E2 personnel assisted with moving the patient to the ambulance.  Once further on scene care was complete, EMS transported the patient and E2 returned to service.

Friday, April 30 at approximately 12:42 pm: 

E3 was dispatched on a report of a vehicle accident with injuries.  Initial dispatch information indicated a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle.  E3 arrived on scene to find one patient lying in the roadway with BPD personnel providing first aid.  Crew members immediately began providing a full trauma assessment and dressing obvious injuries.  Spinal immobilization was initiated due to the possibility of spinal injury.  EMS arrived on scene and the patient was moved to the ambulance for further on scene care.  EMS transported the patient to a local hospital and E3 returned to quarters.