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Monday, June 16, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for May 31 through June 5, 2014

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of May 31 through June 5, 2014.

We responded to 48 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 1

Rupture/Explosion: 1

EMS/Rescue: 24

Hazardous Condition: 3

Service Call: 6

Good Intent: 4

False Call: 9

Monday, June 2 at approximately 3:36 pm: 

E1 was dispatched on a walk-in medical call in the lobby of Fire Station 1.  The patient was suffering from a severe laceration to one of their arms.  BFR personnel immediately controlled bleeding and dressed the wound before establishing IV access and administering fluid.  The patient’s bleeding was controlled prior to EMS arrival.  Once EMS arrived on the scene the patient was moved to the ambulance for further care.  EMS transported the patient to a local hospital and E1 crew members returned to service.

Wednesday, June 4 at approximately 8:59 am: 

All BFR units were dispatched on a possible residential structure fire; initial dispatch information indicated smoke was visible outside the home.  E4 arrived on scene to find a 2 story home with no smoke or flames visible.  E4 established command and cancelled all other responding units except E2.  Crew members from E4 and E2 investigated the area and found that an outside electrical cord had been partially cut and ignited some mulch outside the home.  The cord was disconnected and removed from the mulch bed before the smoldering mulch was extinguished.  Once all hazards were mitigated, the homeowner was informed of the situation and all BFR units returned to service.

Thursday, June 5 at approximately 10:35 pm: 

E3, R1 and C3 were dispatched on a report of a MVA with injuries on I-65.  E3 arrived first on scene to find one vehicle that had left the roadway before striking a tree.  It was determined that the patient would have to be extricated from the vehicle using hydraulic tools.  E3’s paramedic entered the vehicle to begin patient care while R1 arrived on scene and set up equipment.  IV access was established inside the vehicle which allowed EMS to administer medication for pain relief during the extrication process.  A special protective blanket was placed over the patient to protect them while the vehicles doors were removed.  Spinal immobilization was initiated and the patient was removed from the vehicle before being moved to the ambulance for further care.  EMS transported the patient to a local hospital while BFR units remained on scene to ensure there were no further hazards.  Once all hazards were addressed control of the scene was transferred to BPD and all BFR units returned to service.