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Monday, October 20, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for October 10 through October 15, 2014

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency activities for the period of October 10 through October 15, 2014.

We responded to 52 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 2

EMS/Rescue: 32

Service Call: 4

Good Intent: 4

False Call: 10

Saturday, October 11 at approximately 9:15 am:

E1 was dispatched on an animal rescue behind a residence.  Initial dispatch information indicated a deer was caught in rope around a tree.  E1 and C3 arrived on scene to find an 8 point buck with its antlers caught in rope used to support a small tree behind a residence.  BFR personnel used a knife to cut the rope from around the antlers.  Once untangled, the deer returned to the woods without injury.  With no further hazards all BFR units returned to service. 

Saturday, October 11 at approximately 12:37 pm:

E2 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of injuries from a fall.  E2 arrived on scene and made contact with a semi-conscious patient.  Due to the patients conditions a rapid trauma assessment was performed to check for injuries and any neurological deficits.  EMS arrived on scene and the patient was secured to a spine board prior to being moved to the ambulance.  Crew members assisted EMS with IV placement, cardiac monitoring and other care while on scene.  Once complete, EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to a local hospital and E2 returned to service. 

Wednesday, October 15 at approximately 5:11 pm:

All BFR units were dispatched on a report of a possible structure fire at a residence.  Initial dispatch information indicated a fire had possibly started in the chimney area of the house.  E1, L1 and C3 arrived on scene to find a single story structure with no flames visible.  Upon visual inspection of the chimney light white smoke could be seen coming from the top.  C3 established command and asked all units not on scene to stage at their present location.  The homeowner verified that all residents had evacuated the structure.  BFR personnel made access to the roof and discovered a small fire had ignited near the top of the chimney.  Crew members used a water can to spray down the chimney and extinguish the fire.  L1 personnel removed all remaining embers from the bottom of the chimney and placed them outside.  The attic and other areas inside the structure were checked with a thermal imaging camera and the home was ventilated using an electric fan.  Once all hazards were addressed the homeowner was informed to have the chimney professionally cleaned before use.  Once all equipment was cleaned up Command was terminated and all BFR units returned to service.