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Monday, August 18, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for August 11 through August 16, 2014

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of August 11 through August 16, 2014.

We responded to 41 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 1

EMS/Rescue: 27

Hazardous Condition: 1

Service Call: 1

Good Intent: 4

False Call: 7

Monday, August 11 at approximately 7:10 pm:

E1 was dispatched on a fire alarm at a commercial building.  E1 arrived on scene to find a single story commercial structure with no smoke or flames visible.  Occupants of the building were in the process of evacuating when E1 arrived.  BFR personnel investigated the interior of the structure to find a light haze and a strong burning smell.  The cause of the smoke was found to be a malfunctioning water heater.  Power to the unit was cut off by BFR personnel and a thermal imaging camera was used to check for any further hazards.  The owner of the building was advised to have the water heater replaced and E1 returned to service. 

Tuesday, August 12 at approximately 9:23 am:

E2 was dispatched on a report of a vehicle fire in district 1.  Initial dispatch information indicated a vehicle was in the middle of the road and fire could be seen in the engine compartment.  E2 arrived on scene to find a work truck with light smoke showing from the engine area.  BPD on scene indicated that a passerby already discharged an extinguisher on the fire.  BFR personnel investigated the vehicle and found a small fire inside the engine compartment.  Crew members used an ABC fire extinguisher to put out the remaining fire.  Burned debris was removed from the engine compartment to prevent re-ignition.  With no further hazards command of the scene was transferred to BPD and E2 returned to hazards. 

Thursday, August 14 at approximately 11:03 am:

E1 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of a patient with an altered level of consciousness.  E1 arrived on scene and initiated patient care.  The patient was found to be confused and lethargic.  Crew members obtained vital signs then initiated IV access for medication administration.  E1’s paramedic administered medication which improved the patient’s condition within 60 seconds.  EMS arrived on scene and patient care was transferred.  E1 assisted EMS with further on scene care and patients reassessment.  EMS transported the patient to a local hospital and E1 returned to service. 

Thursday, August 14 at approximately 3:48 pm

E4 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of a patient having an allergic reaction.  E4 arrived on scene and quickly made patient contact.  Once vital signs were obtained the patient was given medication to improve their breathing and IV access was established by BFR personnel.  The patient’s respiratory effort greatly improved after medication administration.  EMS arrived on scene and the patient was moved to the ambulance.  Patient care was transferred to EMS personnel and E4 crew members assisted with further on scene care.  EMS transported the patient to a local hospital and E4 returned to service.