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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for November 9 through November 14, 2014

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency activities for the period of November 9 through November 14, 2014.

We responded to 46 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 1

EMS/Rescue: 32

Service Call: 3

Good Intent: 3

False Call: 6

Other: 1

Sunday, November 9 at approximately 6:24 pm:

E1 was dispatched to a resident’s house to assist with an animal problem.  Initial dispatch information indicated a bat was stuck in a resident’s living room.  E1 crew members arrived on scene and surveyed the situation to determine how best to remove the bat.  E1’s firefighter climbed a ladder and scooped the bat into a bucket before releasing the bat outside of the home where it flew away uninjured.  With the bat removed, E1 returned to service and quarters.

Monday, November 10 at approximately 3:41 pm:

E1, R1 and C3 were dispatched on a report of a suspicious package in a mailbox.  BFR and BPD units arrived in the area and staged a safe distance from the residence.  BFR personnel used a thermal imaging camera to examine the package but no abnormal temperatures were found.  BPD requested the Metro-Nashville bomb squad to respond to the scene for further investigation.  As BFR and BPD secured the area, 3 more suspicious packages were located in other mailboxes.  The secured area was expanded and residents were informed of the situation.  The Metro-Nashville bomb squad arrived on scene and examined the packages using specialized equipment.  After inspection the packages were determined to be improperly wrapped gifts that were not delivered via the postal service.  Once it was determined that the packages presented no threat control of the scene was transferred to BPD and all BFR units returned to service.