Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of June 18 through June 23, 2014.
We responded to 63 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Hazardous Condition: 3
Service Call: 6
Good Intent: 3
False Call: 15
Wednesday, June 18 at approximately 8:09 am:
E3 was dispatched on a report of an active carbon monoxide alarm which caused the homeowners to evacuate their residence. Upon arriving on scene E3’s crew members used their gas monitor to test the air inside the home. Elevated levels of carbon monoxide were found inside a utility room. Crew members began ventilating the home using an electric fan after shutting off the gas supply to the home. The gas company was requested to respond to the residence for test for a possible leak. The home was continuously ventilated until carbon monoxide levels returned to zero. The gas company arrived on scene and checked the meter and gas lines. With carbon monoxide levels back to zero and no further hazards E3 returned to service.
Friday, June 20 at approximately 10:17 pm:
E2 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a MVC with injuries. E2 and R1 arrived on scene to find one car off the roadway into a light pole with two occupants still inside the vehicle. The Incident Commander requested E4 to respond to the scene to provide additional manpower due to the severity of the accident. Crew members initiated patient care and performed a rapid extrication of the occupants from the vehicle due to a possible gasoline leak and the severity of their injuries. EMS arrived on scene and both patients were immobilized and moved to the ambulance for treatment. C3 arrived on scene and assumed Command while E4 assisted with patient care and addressed the hazards associated with the leak from the vehicle. The patients were transported emergency traffic to a local hospital with 1 firefighter aboard to assist with care. C3 transferred Command to E2 and E4 returned to service. E2 and R1 returned to service but remained on scene to provide lighting for BPD’s investigation.
Monday, June 23 at approximately 3:42 pm:
E2 and C3 were dispatched on a medical call for a report of an unconscious and unresponsive patient. While enroute dispatch advised the responding units that CPR was being performed by bystanders. E2 arrived on scene and began providing advanced life support including cardiac medication administration. EMS arrived on scene and the patient was quickly moved to the ambulance. E2’s paramedic assisted EMS with further patient care on scene including defibrillation. EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to a local hospital with one firefighter onboard to assist with further care and treatment. Once patient transportation was initiated E2 and C3 returned to service.