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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for September 3 through September 9, 2014

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of September 3 through September 9, 2014.

We responded to 40 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

EMS/Rescue: 29

Hazardous Condition: 2

Service Call: 1

Good Intent: 4

False Call: 4

Friday, September 5 at approximately 2:23 am: 

E3 was dispatched on a report of a commercial fire alarm.  E3 arrived on scene to find a three story commercial structure with nothing showing from the exterior.  Command was established and BFR crew members entered the structure to investigate the cause of the alarm.  Inside the structure smoke could be seen coming from the door to an elevator room.  Power to the elevator room was terminated and the cause of the smoke was determined to be an overheated elevator motor.  Command requested E2 to respond to the scene non-emergency to assist with ventilation.  Once all smoke had been removed from the structure Command was terminated and control of the scene was transferred to building maintenance personnel.  E2 and E3 returned to service and quarters.

Friday, September 5 at approximately 5:31 pm: 

E1 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a vehicle accident with injuries on I-65 southbound.  Initial dispatch information indicated the accident involved a car and a motorcycle.  C3 and E1 arrived on scene to find a rear end type collision with one patient lying on the roadway.  Command was established and crew members began assessing the patient for injuries.  C-spine immobilization was initiated due to the patient’s complaints and the mechanism of injury.  R1 arrived on scene to provide scene protection and assist with hazard mitigation.  The patient’s condition remained stable and they were moved to a waiting ambulance for transport.  With no further hazards Command was terminated and control of the scene was transferred to BPD.

Tuesday, September 9 at approximately 10:52 pm: 

E4 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of an unconscious patient with CPR in progress.  BFR personnel arrived on scene with EMS and rapidly made patient contact.  Crew members worked with EMS to maintain constant CPR while simultaneously obtaining IO access.  The patient was successfully defibrillated and an advanced airway was put in place.  A strong pulse and spontaneous respirations returned after defibrillation.  BFR and EMS personnel quickly moved the patient to the ambulance while providing respiratory assistance.  The patient was transported emergency traffic to a local hospital with one firefighter aboard to assist with care.