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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for September 16 through September 21, 2014

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of September 16 through September 21, 2014.

We responded to 39 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 3

EMS/Rescue: 19

Hazardous Condition: 2

Service Call: 1

Good Intent: 2

False Call: 12

Tuesday, September 16 at approximately 8:43 pm:

E4 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of an unresponsive patient.  Initial dispatch information indicated the patient was unresponsive but breathing.  E4 arrived on scene with EMS and initiated patient care.  Vitals were obtained and E4 initiated IV access while EMS prepared medication.  The patient was then moved to the back of the ambulance for further care.  EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to a local hospital with one firefighter aboard to assist with care. 

Saturday, September 20 at approximately 6:51 am:

E4 was dispatched on a report of a vehicle fire at an intersection.  Initial dispatch information indicated a vehicle was on the side of the roadway with smoke visible from under the hood.  E4 arrived on scene to find a sedan with fire showing from the engine compartment.  Crew members pulled a 1 ¾” hand line to extinguish the fire.  Once all fire had been extinguished the engine compartment was exposed in an attempt to determine the cause.  After investigation, arcing wires were determined to have started the fire.  With no further hazards E4 returned to service and quarters. 

Sunday, September 21 at approximately 12:56 am:

All BFR units were dispatched on a report of a residential structure fire.  Initial dispatch information indicated fire was on the rear of the structure and all occupants had evacuated.  E1 arrived on scene to find a single story structure with white smoke coming from the eves.  E1 established Command and crew members pulled a hand line to the front door of the structure.  C3 arrived on scene and assumed Command while E1 personnel prepared to make entry into the structure.  E2 arrived on scene and established a water supply.  Inside the structure, no fire was found on the main floor.  E1 personnel made attic access and encountered extreme heat and low visibility.  L1 arrived on the scene and was assigned to assist E1 inside the structure.  E2 crew members pulled back up hand lines to the rear of the structure for safety along with crew members from E4.  BFR personnel continued to battle fire in the attic area of the house.  E3 established RIT and secured utilities.  Once all fire had been extinguished in the attic, a foam blanket was applied via hose line to prevent any re-ignition of materials.  Salvage and overhaul operations were conducted inside the residence until all hot spots were addressed.  Control of the scene was maintained by BFR personnel until the cause of the fire could be determined.