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Saturday, November 22, 2014

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With the launch of our Facebook page, Brentwood Fire and Rescue will be phasing out the Chief's Blog here at the Blogger website and migrating it to our new page. Our Facebook account will allow us to keep you more updated on what is going on at Brentwood Fire and Rescue with a variety of content and timely releases of information. Thank you for making this page a success and subscribing to our posts. Please be sure to visit our Facebook page and give us a like, we look forward to seeing you there!


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Fire Chief's Briefing for November 15 through November 20, 2014

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency activities for the period of November 15 through November 20, 2014.

We responded to 60 emergency calls for service.

These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 3

EMS/Rescue: 30

Hazardous Condition: 6

Service Call: 5

Good Intent: 6

False Call: 10


Saturday, November 15 at approximately 4:40 pm:

E4 was dispatched on a report of a woods fire near a structure. B1 responded alongside E4 due to the possibility of the fire being off the roadway.  E4 and B1 arrived on scene to find a 150’ by 40’ area of grass on fire.  Crew members pulled a forestry fire specific hand line off the brush truck for extinguishment.  Due to several similar calls in the area and the proximity of the fire are to a pipeline right-of-way, the local gas company was requested to respond to the scene.  BFR personnel used a gas monitor to assess the area until the gas company arrived.  No additional hazards were found in the area and the fires were deemed to be not related to the gas lines. 


Thursday, November 20 at approximately 3:03 pm:

E3 was dispatched on an outside investigation after smoke was reported near several homes.  Upon arriving on scene crew members found three large brush piles on fire.  The area was not accessible by fire engine so BFR personnel investigated on foot.  Contact was made with workers on scene who advised they had a permit to burn the material.  E3 personnel had Dispatch check all active burn permits.  No permit was found and Brush 1 was requested to respond to the scene to assist with extinguishing the unpermitted burn.  All the brush piles were extinguished and the workers were advised of the burning regulations in Brentwood as well as how to complete the permitting process.  With no further hazards, all BFR units returned to service and quarters.  

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. 

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. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for October 28 through November 2, 2014

Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency responses for the period of October 28 through November 2, 2014.


We responded to 63 emergency calls for service.


These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

Fire: 1

EMS/Rescue: 34

Hazardous Condition: 4

Service Call: 5

Good Intent: 8

False Call: 11


Tuesday, October 28 at approximately 110:26 am:

E1 was dispatched on a report of an infant locked in a non-running vehicle. Upon arrival crew members utilized the lock out kit to unlock the vehicle and remove the child. Once it was determined that the baby was uninjured, E1 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.


Wednesday, October 29 at approximately 5:45 pm:

E2, R1, C3 and E4 were dispatched on a report of a student calling in a fire at a local school. The caller indicated that the fire was out, but made numerous calls to 911 changing their story as well as the location of the fire. Upon arriving on scene at the school, BFR units determined that there was no fire. BPD tracked down the caller and determined that the calls were malicious false alarms.  With no hazards present, the matter was referred to BPD and all BFR units returned to quarters.


Thursday, October 30 at approximately 4:44 pm:

E2 and R1 were dispatched to a rollover accident on I-65. Upon arriving on scene crew members made contact with the driver of the vehicle who had self-extricated from the wrecked vehicle. The driver was complaining of neck, leg and back pain as a result of the wreck, so full spinal immobilization was initiated. EMS arrived on scene, PT care was transferred and the PT was transported non-emergency to an area hospital for further treatment.



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fire Chief's Briefing for October 22 through October 27, 2014



Here is a summary of Brentwood Fire and Rescue’s emergency activities for the period of October 22 through October 27, 2014.

 
We responded to 48 emergency calls for service.


These calls can be broken down into the following categories:

EMS/Rescue: 30

Hazardous Condition: 1

Service Call: 1

Good Intent: 4

False Call: 12


Thursday, October 23 at approximately 6:36 pm:

E4 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a single vehicle accident with injuries.  E4 arrived on scene with EMS to find one car with major damage to the rear end off the roadway and in the front yard of a home.  The PT had exited the vehicle on their own but had suffered an obviously broken arm. BFR crew members assisted EMS with patient care which included full spinal immobilization and splinting of the injured extremity.  E4 cancelled R1 due to the fact that the patient was not trapped inside the vehicle.  EMS transported the patient to a local hospital while E4 remained on scene to provide lighting and a safe work area for the tow truck.  The fuel tank of the car ruptured during the wreck, so crew members used absorbent to mitigate any leaked fluids on the road.  Once all hazards had been cleared, E4 returned to service and quarters.  



Saturday, October 25 at approximately 1:00 pm:

E3 and R1 were dispatched on a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on I-65.  E3 arrived on scene to find one car off the roadway and another heavily damaged vehicle in the middle of the interstate with one occupant still inside that vehicle.  E3 established Command and requested E2 to respond for man power.  BFR personnel initiated patient care inside the vehicle and prepared for extrication of the PT from the vehicle.  The patient was removed through the passenger side of the vehicle using a KED.  Due to the patient’s injuries they were transported emergency traffic to a local hospital by EMS.  Once patient care had been addressed the scene was checked for any remaining hazards.  Command of the scene was transferred to BPD and all BFR units returned to service. 


Monday, October 27 at approximately 4:47 pm:

E2 and R1 were dispatched on a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries on I-65 near the 73 mm.  R1 arrived on scene first to find a 3 car accident with 1 occupant trapped in their vehicle.  Command was established by R1 as E2 and EMS arrived on scene.  E2 crew members stabilized the vehicle while R1 personnel prepared equipment for extrication.  EMS initiated patient care inside the vehicle as BFR personnel performed a total side removal in order to assist with patient care and extrication.  Once complete, the patient was moved to the ambulance for transport to the hospital.  BFR personnel remained on scene to assist with debris removal and fluid clean-up.  Once all hazards were addressed, E2 and R1 returned to service and quarters.