Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency activities for the period of September 28 through October 9, 2014.
We responded to 117 emergency calls for service.
These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
Hazardous Condition: 4
Service Call: 11
Good Intent: 15
False Call: 21
Wednesday, October 1 at approximately 12:45 pm:
E1 was dispatched on a report of one child locked inside a non-running vehicle. Upon arrival crew members attempted to gain entry to the vehicle without damaging it. Due to the high temperature that day, firefighters were forced to gain entry by breaking a window when their initial attempts at entry were unsuccessful. E1’s paramedic climbed into the vehicle and unlocked a door. After evaluating the child it was determined that there were no injuries. E1 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.
Wednesday, October 1 at approximately 4:46 pm:
E3 was dispatched on a report of a PIA involving a bicyclist being struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival crew members found one PT seated on the ground awake but disoriented. The PT was wearing a helmet that had been damaged in the collision. Additionally, the vehicle involved had a broken window as a result of contact with the bicyclist. A rapid trauma assessment was performed, revealing bleeding and puncture wounds. The PT also continued to become more confused. The PT was immobilized and packaged on a long spine board before being loaded into an ambulance for emergency transport to an area hospital with one firefighter on board. While preparing to depart the scene, the EMS supervisor administered a medication to calm the PT, who was becoming combative as their level of confusion increased.
Thursday, October 2 at approximately 3:16 am:
E4 was dispatched on a report of a golf cart accident. E4 arrived on scene and found the PT seated on the ground approximately 50 feet away from an overturned golf cart. A rapid trauma assessment was performed which revealed multiple large lacerations to the PT’s head. The PT had been bleeding heavily but the bleeding had subsided. The PT did not remember the accident or the events leading up to it. EMS arrived on scene and PT care was transferred. Once the PT was loaded in the ambulance they were transported non-emergency to an area hospital for further treatment.
Friday, October 3 at approximately 6:44 pm:
E2 was dispatched on a report of injuries from a fall. The PT was found lying on the ground in obvious distress with a chief complaint of ankle pain. E2’s paramedic assessed the PT and found an open fracture of the lower leg. Further assessment revealed no additional injuries, and an IV was started to prepare to administer pain control medications to allow crew members to move the PT to the ambulance. EMS arrived on scene and PT care was transferred. Once loaded into the ambulance, the PT was transported non-emergency to an area hospital for further treatment.
Saturday, October 4 at approximately 7:37 am:
E1 was dispatched on a report of an MVA involving a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. Crew members arrived on scene to find one PT lying on the ground next to a vehicle with substantial damage to the windshield. The pedestrian had been walking and was struck from behind. They stated that they had rolled up the hood before bouncing off the windshield and falling to the ground. A rapid trauma assessment was performed, revealing minor bleeding and lacerations. The PT denied any neck pain and remembered the event but did have back and head pain as well as pain in a lower extremity. The PT was packaged for transport and loaded into a waiting ambulance for non-emergency transport to an area hospital.
Thursday, October 9 at approximately 5:12 pm:
E1 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of a possible stroke. Upon arriving on scene E1 made contact with the PT and began assessing them for signs and symptoms of a stroke. The PT exhibited slurred speech, facial droop and weakness on one side of their body, all positive signs of a possible stroke. EMS arrived on scene and PT care was transferred before quickly loading the PT into the ambulance for emergency traffic to an area hospital for further care.