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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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

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

We responded to 50 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 1

EMS/Rescue: 29

Hazardous Condition: 1

Service Call: 6

Good Intent: 1

False Call: 12

Sunday, May 25 at approximately 4:27 pm: 

E2 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of a possible MVC with injuries.  While enroute, dispatched indicated that a persont had fallen out of a moving vehicle.  E2 arrived on scene and made contact with the patient who was awake and alert.  BFR crew members began assessing the patient and dressing injuries.  Spinal immobilization was initiated due to mechanism of injury and the patient’s complaints.  EMS arrived on scene and the patient was quickly moved to the ambulance.  BFR personnel assisted with IV access and drug administration on scene.  EMS transported the patient to a local hospital with one firefighter aboard to assist with care. 

Monday, May 6 at approximately 11:37 am: 

E4 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries.  While enroute dispatch advised that the driver of the vehicle had possible left the scene.  E4 arrived on scene to find one vehicle that had crashed into a tree.  R1 arrived on scene and checked the vehicle for hazards while E4, EMS and BPD attempted to locate the patient.  The patient was found nearby and BFR crew members assisted EMS with treating the patient’s injuries and preparing them for transport.  Once transport had been initiated by EMS, E4 and R1 were released from the scene by BPD and returned to service.

Between 5:45 pm Sunday, May 25 and 10:55 pm Tuesday, May 27: 

During this period BFR units were dispatched on several calls involving snakes inside homes.  BFR units respond non-emergency to these types of calls and are often able to successfully relocate the snakes from homes into their natural habitat without injury.  Some BFR apparatus are equipped with equipment that makes snake removal much easier (See picture below).  If the snake is determined to be of the poisonous type or poses a risk to humans the immediate area is evacuated and Williamson County Animal Control is contacted.

E3’s “Snake Removal Equipment”