Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department

The Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department released a dispatch summary of their activity from Sept. 15 to Oct. 2, which included nine fires and a total of 171 emergency calls.

The department also responded to 104 EMS/rescue calls, four hazardous condition calls with no fire, 14 service calls, 11 good intent calls and 29 false alarms or false calls. BFR detailed three of these calls in a Facebook post.

According to the post, BFR responded to a medical call with a patient suffering from cardiac arrest on the morning of Sept. 16. 

Crews arrived and found a Brentwood Police Department officer performing CPR on an unidentified, unconscious person who was not breathing. 

BFR crews took over administering aid, where eventually the patient regained a strong radial pulse and spontaneous respirations, before the patient was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

On the morning of Sept. 20 BFR crews responded to a commercial vehicle fire where they found a box truck with smoke and fire visible from the cargo area of the truck. The fire was quickly extinguished with no reported injuries.

That same afternoon BFR crews responded to a commercial structure fire at a local grocery store where they found wooden pallets and cardboard boxes burning behind the building with the fire touching the building.

The fire was extinguished and never reached the inside of the building although smoke did have to be ventilated from the inside of the store with the assistance of the Franklin Fire Department.

There was no significant damage to the building and no injuries were reported.

On Oct. 2 BFR responded to a commercial fire alarm at a multi-family dwelling with reports of a possible fire in the building’s parking garage. 

Crews saw light smoke coming from the four-story garage and found that a gasoline fire had been extinguished by a maintenance worker on the second story of the garage.

Crews determined that the organ of the fire was a pressure washer that had ruptured a fuel line and ignited, spreading to a plastic gas can and then to nearby vehicles, melting several bumpers.

The workers activated the fire alarm and used fire extinguishers to put out the blaze, resulting in no injuries.

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