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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for September 3 through September 9, 2014



Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of September 3 through September 9, 2014.


We responded to 40 emergency calls for service.


These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

EMS/Rescue: 29

Hazardous Condition: 2

Service Call: 1

Good Intent: 4

False Call: 4


Friday, September 5 at approximately 2:23 am: 

E3 was dispatched on a report of a commercial fire alarm.  E3 arrived on scene to find a three story commercial structure with nothing showing from the exterior.  Command was established and BFR crew members entered the structure to investigate the cause of the alarm.  Inside the structure smoke could be seen coming from the door to an elevator room.  Power to the elevator room was terminated and the cause of the smoke was determined to be an overheated elevator motor.  Command requested E2 to respond to the scene non-emergency to assist with ventilation.  Once all smoke had been removed from the structure Command was terminated and control of the scene was transferred to building maintenance personnel.  E2 and E3 returned to service and quarters.


Friday, September 5 at approximately 5:31 pm: 

E1 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a vehicle accident with injuries on I-65 southbound.  Initial dispatch information indicated the accident involved a car and a motorcycle.  C3 and E1 arrived on scene to find a rear end type collision with one patient lying on the roadway.  Command was established and crew members began assessing the patient for injuries.  C-spine immobilization was initiated due to the patient’s complaints and the mechanism of injury.  R1 arrived on scene to provide scene protection and assist with hazard mitigation.  The patient’s condition remained stable and they were moved to a waiting ambulance for transport.  With no further hazards Command was terminated and control of the scene was transferred to BPD.


Tuesday, September 9 at approximately 10:52 pm: 

E4 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of an unconscious patient with CPR in progress.  BFR personnel arrived on scene with EMS and rapidly made patient contact.  Crew members worked with EMS to maintain constant CPR while simultaneously obtaining IO access.  The patient was successfully defibrillated and an advanced airway was put in place.  A strong pulse and spontaneous respirations returned after defibrillation.  BFR and EMS personnel quickly moved the patient to the ambulance while providing respiratory assistance.  The patient was transported emergency traffic to a local hospital with one firefighter aboard to assist with care. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

POTENTIAL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT



*****PRESS RELEASE*****



From:             Fire Chief Brian Goss                         
Date:               September 10, 2014
Subject:          Press Release:  Hazardous Materials Incident near Moores Lane


POTENTIAL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT CLOSES
CROCKETT SPRINGS TRAIL AT MOORES LANE
 
At approximately 5:20 p.m. yesterday, September 9th, the Brentwood Fire & Rescue Department responded to a 911 call at the intersection of Crockett Trail and Moores Lane.  The caller stated that she and her children had been exposed to a potentially hazardous substance in Murfreesboro a short time earlier and were now experiencing headaches and nausea.  The caller did not know the nature of the substance, only that they had been evacuated from the Rutherford County Judicial Building due to a “strange odor.”

Fire & rescue personnel responded along with a representative from the Williamson Emergency Management Agency.  Upon arrival, crews treated the scene as a hazardous materials incident given the potential for contamination.  The patient, along with two small children, were evaluated, decontaminated, and placed in an ambulance for transport.  The occupant’s vehicle was sealed and transported to Brentwood’s impound lot for safe storage pending identification of the hazard.  After a thorough exam, the patients were released later in the evening.

Brentwood Fire & Rescue, Brentwood Police Department, and Williamson EMA remained in contact with Rutherford EMA throughout the incident for the exchange of real-time information.  Ultimately no evidence of dangerous materials was found at the court house and the facility reopened for regular business at 7:30 this morning.  The source of the odor remains undetermined.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for August 29 through September 3, 2014



Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of August 29 through September 3, 2014.


We responded to 34 emergency calls for service.


These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

EMS/Rescue: 19

Hazardous Condition: 1

Service Call: 2

Good Intent: 2

False Call: 10


Saturday, August 30 at approximately 3:39 am: 

E1 was dispatched on a medical for a report of a patient possibly having a heart attack.  BFR personnel and EMS arrived on scene simultaneously to find one patient unresponsive inside their home.  CPR was immediately initiated by firefighters while EMS personnel assessed the patient’s cardiac activity and secured the patient’s airway.  Cardiac medications were administered via IO while E1 crew members continued CPR.  The patient quickly regained a strong pulse and blood pressure and was moved to the ambulance for transport.  EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to a local hospital with one firefighter aboard to assist with care. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for August 23 to August 28, 2014



Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of August 23 through August 28, 2014.


We responded to 45 emergency calls for service.


These calls can be broken down into the following categories:
 
Fire: 2

EMS/Rescue: 24

Hazardous Condition: 3

Service Call: 3

Good Intent: 4

False Call: 9


Saturday, August 23 at approximately 5:10 pm:

E4 was dispatched on a report of a tree on fire after being struck by lightning.  E4 arrived on scene to find one tree visibly on fire near the back of a construction site.  Crew members deployed 200’ of 1” hand line and extinguished the fire.  With no further hazards E4 returned to service and quarters.





  

Thursday, August 28 at approximately 10:43 am:

E2 was dispatched on a report of car fire on I-65 southbound near the 69 mile marker. E11 responded with E2 to provide manpower as well as traffic control. BFR units arrived on scene to find one car on the shoulder of the road with flames visible from the engine compartment. E11 pulled past the car for fire attack while E2 staged behind the car for traffic control. Crew members extinguished the fire using the CAFS system on E11. Once all hazards had been mitigated BFR units returned to service and control of the scene was transferred to THP.