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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for June 30 through July 5, 2014

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of June 30 through July 5, 2014.

We responded to 51 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 3

EMS/Rescue: 32

Good Intent: 5

False Call: 11

Wednesday, July 2 at approximately 7:48 am:

E2 was dispatched on a report of a possible vehicle fire on I-65 northbound.  Due to high traffic volumes E2 requested R1 to respond and provide scene protection.  E2 arrived on scene to find a sedan with flames visible from the under the hood.  Crew members deployed a 1 ¾” hand line for extinguishment while R1 parked several yards to the south of the incident to block traffic and provide an area of safe operation.  The hood latch of the vehicle had failed so E2 personnel used a K-12 rotary saw to access the engine compartment.  The fire was quickly extinguished before it could spread to the rest of the vehicle.  With all hazards addressed E2 and R1 turned the scene over to BPD and returned to service.

Wednesday, July 2 at approximately 9:30 am:

E1 was dispatched on a medical call for injuries from a fall.  Initial dispatch information indicated that the patient had fallen 30 ft off of a ladder onto the ground.  Vanderbilt Lifeflight was placed on standby due to the high possibility of serious injury.  E1 arrived on scene and performed a rapid trauma assessment on the patient who was awake and alert.  Spinal immobilization was initiated due to the patient’s complaints and the significant mechanism of injury.  IV access was established by E1 personnel as EMS arrived on scene.  The patient was moved to the ambulance where BFR personnel assisted with further on scene care before EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to a local hospital. 

Friday, July 4 at approximately 7:28 pm:

Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s Bike Team was on standby at the fireworks show at Crocket Park when they were dispatched to an area behind the amphitheater for a report of a woman going into labor. The PT was located in the parking lot and advised Bike Team 1 that her water had broken. A quick discussion with the patient revealed that while she was in the beginning stages of labor, birth was not imminent. The PT’s husband transported her to their hospital of choice and Bike Team 1 returned to standby.