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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for August 5 through August 10, 2014

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of August 5 through August 10, 2014.

We responded to 49 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 3

EMS/Rescue: 29

Hazardous Condition: 1

Service Call: 4

Good Intent: 5

False Call: 7

Tuesday, August 5 at approximately 7:47 am:

E1 was dispatched on a report of a car fire near the intersection of Old Hickory Blvd and Franklin Rd.  E1 arrived on scene to find a vehicle fully involved in fire.  Nashville Fire Department was already on scene and pulling a hose line to extinguish the fire.  BFR and NFD personnel worked together to rapidly extinguish the fire.  The engine compartment and interior of the vehicle were exposed to ensure complete extinguishment.  With no further hazards, control of the scene was transferred to BPD and all fire units returned to service. 

Tuesday, August 5 at approximately 9:57 am:

E2 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of a patient possibly having a heart attack.  E2 arrived on scene and immediately initiated patient care.  BFR personnel obtained vital signs and assessed the patient’s cardiac activity by performing an EKG.  EMS arrived on scene and BFR crew members assisted with moving the patient to the ambulance.  Inside the ambulance E2 personnel and EMS initiated IV access administered cardiac medications.  The patient was transported emergency traffic to a local hospital and E2 returned to service.    

Saturday, August 9 at approximately 3:23 pm:
E3 was dispatched on an outside investigation on General George Patton Dr.  Initial dispatch information indicated an electrical pole was possibly on fire.  E3 arrived on scene to find a power pole with a small fire near the top due to equipment failure.  Crew members immediately shut down the roadway and began securing the scene.  Command was established and Middle Tennessee Electric was requested to respond to the scene.  One local business was temporarily evacuated due to power loss.  Middle Tennessee Electric quickly arrived and began repairing the pole.  BFR crew members assisted in blocking the roadway and maintaining a safe area until repairs could be completed.  Once repairs were complete, Command was terminated and E3 returned to service and quarters.