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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for May 13 Through May 18, 2014

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of May 13 through May 18, 2014.

We responded to 45 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

EMS/Rescue: 32

Hazardous Condition: 2

Service Call: 1

Good Intent: 6

False Call: 4

Tuesday, May 13 at approximately 5:07 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 was unconscious but breathing.  E2’s paramedic immediately cleared the patient’s airway and began providing supportive care while other crew members obtained vital signs and checked for vascular access.  EMS arrived on scene and the patient was quickly moved to the ambulance.  Inside the ambulance BFR crew members assisted EMS with IV access and drug administration.  EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to a local hospital with one firefighter aboard to assist with patient care.  Once transport had been initiated E2 returned to service and quarters. 

Wednesday, May 14 at approximately 10:53 am: 

 E3 was dispatched on a report of a motor vehicle accident with possible injuries.  While enroute, E3 was advised that a car had crashed into a building.  E3 arrived on scene to find 1 vehicle with approximately 1ft of intrusion into a building.  Crew members checked the driver for injuries and checked for any immediate hazards.  The driver denied any injuries and E3 contacted the Brentwood codes department to have a structural engineer respond to the location.  Once on scene, the engineer evaluated the stability of the structure.  The building was found to still be tenable and no hazards were found.  Once structural evaluation was complete E3 cleared the scene and returned to service.

Sunday, May 18 at approximately 11:24 pm: 

E4 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries.  E4 arrived on scene to find an accident involving a motorcycle and an SUV.  Crew members found one patient with critical injuries and began providing care.  EMS arrived on scene and immediately requested Vanderbilt LifeFlight to respond to the scene due to the patients injuries.  E2 and C3 also responded to the scene to provide more manpower.  C3 assumed command of the scene and E2 established an LZ for LifeFlight.  BFR personnel assisted EMS with stabilization of the patient including c-spine immobilization and IV access.  Once Lifeflight arrived on scene the patient was quickly moved to the helicopter for transport by EMS and BFR personnel.  The patient was flown to a local hospital for treatment and control of the scene was transferred to BPD.  With no further hazards all BFR units returned to service and quarters.