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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for July 30 through August 4, 2014

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of July 30 through August 4, 2014.

We responded to 48 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 1

EMS/Rescue: 27

Hazardous Condition: 3

Service Call: 1

Good Intent: 5

False Call: 11

Thursday, July 31 at approximately 9:45 pm:

E1 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of injuries from a fall.  BFR arrived on scene to find a patient lying at the bottom of a stairwell.  Crew members initiated spinal immobilization and performed a rapid trauma assessment.  EMS arrived on scene and the patient was immobilized to a long spine board.  Personnel assisted EMS with dressing the patient’s injuries and obtaining IV access.  The patient was transported emergency traffic to a local hospital and E1 returned to service. 

Monday, August 4 at approximately 6:49 pm:
All BFR units were dispatched on a report of a residential structure fire.  Initial dispatch information indicated that there was a possible grill fire on the back of a home threatening to extend to the residence.  E4 arrived on scene to find a 2 story residential structure with no smoke or flames visible.  Crew members made contact with the homeowner who indicated that they had used a fire extinguisher to extinguish a small fire that had started under a grill.  BFR personnel investigated the area using a thermal imaging camera and ensured there was no possibility for re-ignition.  With no further hazards, command was terminated and all units returned to service