By SAMANTHA HEARN
In the latest Brentwood Fire & Rescue report, the department responded to 51 emergency calls for service, one of which was to aid the Nolensville Volunteer Fire Department in a house fire.
Between Oct. 24 and 29, the department had three fire calls, 33 EMS/Rescue calls, one hazardous condition, two service calls, two good intents and 10 false calls.
On Monday, Oct. 24 at approximately 11:51 a.m., E53 was dispatched on a medical call for a report of a patient having chest pain. Initial dispatch information indicated that the patient was still conscious but was having shortness of breath. E53 arrived on scene and immediately began providing care.
The patient was found to have an extremely low heart rate and signs of a possible heart attack were visible on the monitor. BFR personnel established IV access and administered appropriate medication. EMS arrived on scene and transported the patient to a local hospital with one firefighter on board to assist with patient care.
On Wednesday, Oct. 26 at approximately 9:48 a.m., units E54, E52, E55 and C53 were dispatched to provide mutual aid to the Nolensville Fire Department on a residential structure fire. E54 arrived on scene to find a partially constructed two story home with heavy fire on the second floor.
The fire had extended to a backhoe at the construction site. Nolensville Fire Department units were already on scene performing fire attack. E54 established a water supply before deploying a 2 1/2” hand line for fire attack.
Additionally, E54’s deck gun was also placed in service to combat the blaze. E55 and E52 arrived on scene and employed more attack lines to put out the burning backhoe. C53 arrived and assisted with incident command. Nolensville Fire Department and Brentwood Fire and Rescue Department personnel were able to keep the fire from spreading to any other structures.
Once the fire was under control Brentwood Fire units were released by Command and returned to service.
On Wednesday, Oct. 26 at approximately 12:47 p.m., E54 was dispatched on a report of 60 to 90 square feet of grass fire which had also engulfed a lawnmower. Strong winds were causing the fire to quickly spread.
E54 arrived on scene to find the grass fire being extinguished by bystanders. A 1 3/4” hand line was deployed to extinguish the lawnmower and overhaul hot spots in the grass. No structures were threatened by the fire. Once the fire was controlled, the subsequent investigation determined that a buildup of leaves in the engine area of the mower caused the fire. With all hazards addressed, E54 returned to service.
The department has four fire stations in Brentwood, including the headquarters on Maryland Way, one on Wilson Pike, one on General George Patton Drive and one on Sunset Road. They have 66 personnel, including six who are staff and 60 who are on the line.
There is a minimum of 17 personnel on duty per shift, and the department has four engines, one ladder truck, one rescue truck and one command vehicle. They also have a mini-pumper, a hazardous materials response trailer, a technical rescue trailer, an air trailer and a brush truck.
The Brentwood Fire Department is headquartered at 5211 Maryland Way. For more information, call 371-0170.
Samantha Hearn reports for Home Page Media Group. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @samanthahearn.