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Monday, November 10, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for November 3 through November 8, 2014

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency activities for the period of November 3 through November 8, 2014.

We responded to 48 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 1

EMS/Rescue: 28

Hazardous Condition: 2

Service Call: 1

Good Intent: 7

False Call: 9

Thursday, November 6 at approximately 4:10 pm:

E2 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of injuries from a fall.  While enroute E2 was notified that bystander CPR was in progress.  R1, C3 and C5 responded for additional manpower.  E2 personnel arrived on scene and immediately took over CPR.  E2’s paramedic established IO access and placed an artificial airway to assist with ventilations.  Other responding BFR units and EMS arrived on scene.  The patient was defibrillated on scene prior to transport.  After a second defibrillation the patient regained a strong pulse and respiratory effort.  The patient was transported emergency traffic to a local hospital with one firefighter aboard to assist with care. 

Saturday, November 8 at approximately 12:34 pm:

E1 was dispatched on a report of a commercial fire alarm.  Initial dispatched information indicated a smoke detector was activated on the third floor.  E1 arrived on scene to find a 3 story office building with nothing showing.  Crew members entered the building to investigate.  BFR personnel discovered heavy smoke in a suite on the third flood and Command requested a structure fire response.  C3 arrived on scene assumed Command while L1 personnel pulled a hand line to the 3rd floor.  The building’s sprinkler system contained the fire and E1 personnel were able to extinguish remaining flames with a portable extinguisher.  E2 arrived on scene and set up ventilation in a rear stairwell while E4 was designated as RIT.  E3 assisted E1 with overhaul on the 3rd floor as well as checking for fire extension and damage on other floors.  Once all hazards had been mitigated a sprinkler contractor was called to the scene to return the sprinkler system to normal operation.  Damage from the fire was very limited due to early notification of the fire department by the alarm system and rapid extinguishment by the sprinkler system.  With no further hazards all BFR units returned to service and quarters.