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Monday, May 19, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for May 7 through May 12, 2014

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of May 7 through May 12, 2014.

We responded to 51 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 1

EMS/Rescue: 40

Hazardous Condition: 1

Service Call: 4

Good Intent: 5

False Call: 1

Wednesday, May 7 at approximately 3:07 pm:

E4, E2 and C3 were dispatched on an inside investigation for a report of smoke inside a residential structure.  E4 arrived on scene to find a 2 story residential structure with nothing showing.  Command was established and crew members entered the structure to investigate.  A slight haze was found throughout the house but no fire.  Command requested E2 and C3 to stage at their current location.  The source of the smoke was determined to be the HVAC system.  The homeowner was advised to contact a technician to have the unit repaired before use.  An electric fan was used to clear any remaining smoke from the structure.  With no further hazards command was terminated and all BFR units returned to service. 

Thursday May 8 at approximately 6:35 am:

E1 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of a patient with difficulty breathing.  E1 arrived on scene and made contact with the patient.  Crew members found an unresponsive patient with labored breathing.  E1’s paramedic immediately gained control of the airway to improve the patients breathing.  A full set of vitals were obtained along with a patient history.  Crew members initiated IV access as EMS arrived on the scene.  Patient care was transferred and BFR personnel assisted with medication administration which improved the patients breathing.  The patient was quickly moved to the ambulance where crew members assisted EMS with further care.  EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to a local hospital and E1 returned to service. 

Thursday, May 8 at approximately 9:26 am:

E1 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on I-65.  E1 arrived on scene to find a one car against the wall with moderate damage.  Contact was made with the vehicle occupant who was complaining of injuries.  Spinal immobilization was initiated and a rapid trauma assessment was performed.  R1 was cancelled due to minor injuries and no entrapment.  EMS arrived on scene and patient care was transferred.  BFR personnel assisted EMS with complete spinal immobilization and moving the patient from the vehicle to the ambulance.  Crew members assisted with further on scene care and ensured that all hazards were addressed.  EMS transported the patient to a local hospital and E1 returned to service.