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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for October 22 through October 27, 2014

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency activities for the period of October 22 through October 27, 2014.

We responded to 48 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

EMS/Rescue: 30

Hazardous Condition: 1

Service Call: 1

Good Intent: 4

False Call: 12

Thursday, October 23 at approximately 6:36 pm:

E4 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a single vehicle accident with injuries.  E4 arrived on scene with EMS to find one car with major damage to the rear end off the roadway and in the front yard of a home.  The PT had exited the vehicle on their own but had suffered an obviously broken arm. BFR crew members assisted EMS with patient care which included full spinal immobilization and splinting of the injured extremity.  E4 cancelled R1 due to the fact that the patient was not trapped inside the vehicle.  EMS transported the patient to a local hospital while E4 remained on scene to provide lighting and a safe work area for the tow truck.  The fuel tank of the car ruptured during the wreck, so crew members used absorbent to mitigate any leaked fluids on the road.  Once all hazards had been cleared, E4 returned to service and quarters.  

Saturday, October 25 at approximately 1:00 pm:

E3 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on I-65.  E3 arrived on scene to find one car off the roadway and another heavily damaged vehicle in the middle of the interstate with one occupant still inside that vehicle.  E3 established Command and requested E2 to respond for man power.  BFR personnel initiated patient care inside the vehicle and prepared for extrication of the PT from the vehicle.  The patient was removed through the passenger side of the vehicle using a KED.  Due to the patient’s injuries they were transported emergency traffic to a local hospital by EMS.  Once patient care had been addressed the scene was checked for any remaining hazards.  Command of the scene was transferred to BPD and all BFR units returned to service. 

Monday, October 27 at approximately 4:47 pm:

E2 and R1 were dispatched on a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries on I-65 near the 73 mm.  R1 arrived on scene first to find a 3 car accident with 1 occupant trapped in their vehicle.  Command was established by R1 as E2 and EMS arrived on scene.  E2 crew members stabilized the vehicle while R1 personnel prepared equipment for extrication.  EMS initiated patient care inside the vehicle as BFR personnel performed a total side removal in order to assist with patient care and extrication.  Once complete, the patient was moved to the ambulance for transport to the hospital.  BFR personnel remained on scene to assist with debris removal and fluid clean-up.  Once all hazards were addressed, E2 and R1 returned to service and quarters.