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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for September 16 through September 21, 2014



Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of September 16 through September 21, 2014.


We responded to 39 emergency calls for service.


These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 3

EMS/Rescue: 19

Hazardous Condition: 2

Service Call: 1

Good Intent: 2

False Call: 12


Tuesday, September 16 at approximately 8:43 pm:

E4 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of an unresponsive patient.  Initial dispatch information indicated the patient was unresponsive but breathing.  E4 arrived on scene with EMS and initiated patient care.  Vitals were obtained and E4 initiated IV access while EMS prepared medication.  The patient was then moved to the back of the ambulance for further care.  EMS transported the patient emergency traffic to a local hospital with one firefighter aboard to assist with care. 


Saturday, September 20 at approximately 6:51 am:

E4 was dispatched on a report of a vehicle fire at an intersection.  Initial dispatch information indicated a vehicle was on the side of the roadway with smoke visible from under the hood.  E4 arrived on scene to find a sedan with fire showing from the engine compartment.  Crew members pulled a 1 ¾” hand line to extinguish the fire.  Once all fire had been extinguished the engine compartment was exposed in an attempt to determine the cause.  After investigation, arcing wires were determined to have started the fire.  With no further hazards E4 returned to service and quarters. 


Sunday, September 21 at approximately 12:56 am:

All BFR units were dispatched on a report of a residential structure fire.  Initial dispatch information indicated fire was on the rear of the structure and all occupants had evacuated.  E1 arrived on scene to find a single story structure with white smoke coming from the eves.  E1 established Command and crew members pulled a hand line to the front door of the structure.  C3 arrived on scene and assumed Command while E1 personnel prepared to make entry into the structure.  E2 arrived on scene and established a water supply.  Inside the structure, no fire was found on the main floor.  E1 personnel made attic access and encountered extreme heat and low visibility.  L1 arrived on the scene and was assigned to assist E1 inside the structure.  E2 crew members pulled back up hand lines to the rear of the structure for safety along with crew members from E4.  BFR personnel continued to battle fire in the attic area of the house.  E3 established RIT and secured utilities.  Once all fire had been extinguished in the attic, a foam blanket was applied via hose line to prevent any re-ignition of materials.  Salvage and overhaul operations were conducted inside the residence until all hot spots were addressed.  Control of the scene was maintained by BFR personnel until the cause of the fire could be determined.  


Fire Chief's Briefing for September 10 through September 15, 2014



Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of September 10 through September 15, 2014.


We responded to 47 emergency calls for service.


These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

EMS/Rescue: 32

Hazardous Condition: 1

Service Call: 1

Good Intent: 5

False Call: 8


Thursday, September 11 at approximately 5:15 pm:

E1 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a vehicle accident with injuries.  E1 arrived on scene to find a two car rear end type collision with two occupants still inside one of the vehicles.  Command was established and crew members made contact with the two vehicle occupants.  The occupants were complaining of neck and back pain but were not trapped inside the vehicle.  Command cancelled R1.  BFR personnel initiated spinal immobilization and checked the vehicles for hazards.  EMS arrived on scene and both patients were moved to the ambulance.  EMS transported the patients to a local hospital and E1 remained on scene to assist with traffic control until the roadway could be cleared.


Monday, September 15 at approximately 12:49 pm:

All BFR units and FFD Station 3 units were dispatched on a report of a commercial structure fire in district 3.  Initial dispatch information indicated an electrical burning smell was present throughout the structure.  FFD units arrived on scene first to find a single story commercial structure with nothing showing.  BFR E3 arrived on scene and teamed up with FFD personnel to investigate the interior of the structure.  Command cancelled all other responding units.  The interior and all void spaced of the structure were checked for any evidence of fire.  The smell was determined to have come from the HVAC unit that appeared to have malfunctioned.  The property manager was advised to have the unit inspected before using it again.  With no further hazards occupants were allowed back inside the structure and all FD units cleared the scene. 

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.