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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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

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

We responded to 50 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 1

EMS/Rescue: 34

Hazardous Condition: 2

Service Call: 4

Good Intent: 3

False Call: 6

Friday, October 17 at approximately 12:28 pm:

All BFR units were dispatched on a report of a structure fire.  Initial dispatch information indicated a fire had ignited in the rear of a local dry cleaning facility.  While enroute dispatch further advised that a worker at the business had been burned by the fire.  C2 arrived on scene to find a two story commercial structure with light smoke showing from the rear of the structure.  E1 arrived on scene and parked at the rear of the structure to make entry while C5 initiated patient care.  Command was established by C2.  The sprinkler system had been activated inside the business and was extinguishing the fire as E1 personnel made entry through the rear of the structure.  L1, E2, E11 and R1 arrived on scene to assist with ventilation and securing utilities.  All other responding units were cancelled.  Once it was determined that all fire had been extinguished by the sprinkler system was shut off.  BFR personnel began the overhaul process including water removal.  Due to the effectiveness of the sprinkler system, damage from the fire was very limited.  A sprinkler system contractor was requested to respond to the scene to place the system back in service.  With no further hazards, command was terminated and all BFR units returned to service. 

Saturday, October 18 at approximately 5:40 pm:

E3 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a motor vehicle accident on I-65 northbound near the 69 mile marker.  Initial dispatch information indicated a motorcycle had crashed off the roadway.  E3 arrived on scene to find a motorcycle that had impacted a guardrail near an onramp.  E3 established command and initiated patient care.  The patient was found to have severe injuries to their lower extremities from the accident.  R1 arrived on scene to assist with patient care and provide traffic control.  Patient care was transferred to EMS once they arrived on scene and the patient was quickly moved to the ambulance for further care.  Due to the patient’s condition, EMS transported emergency traffic with 2 firefighters onboard to assist with care.  Once all on scene hazards had been addressed, command was terminated and control of the scene was transferred to BPD.

Tuesday, October 21 at approximately 7:58 pm:

E1 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of a patient choking.  E1 responded from quarters and quickly arrived on scene.  Personnel found the patient unresponsive with no pulse.  CPR was rapidly initiated by E1 personnel.  CPR and artificial ventilations were administered as EMS arrived on scene.  The patient was found to have regained a pulse but no respiratory drive.  BFR personnel assisted EMS with moving the patient to the ambulance for further care and transport.  EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to a local hospital with 1 firefighter on board to assist with further care.  Once transport had been initiated E1 returned to service and quarters.