BY SAMANTHA HEARN
The Brentwood Fire & Rescue Department responded to a house fire and an arm injury from playing soccer in its latest fire report.
From Oct. 12 to 17, the department responded to 56 emergency calls for service. There was one fire, 34 EMS/Rescue calls, one hazardous condition, one service call, two good intents and 15 false calls.
On Saturday, Oct. 15 at approximately 5:20 a.m., unit E53 was dispatched on a mutual aid call to assist the Williamson County Rescue Squad with a structure fire near the Brentwood city limits.
Initial dispatch information indicated the house was fully involved in fire, and when E53 arrived on the scene they found a two-story home that appeared to be 50 percent involved in fire. C53 arrived on scene and established command while E53 personnel completed a size up of the scene.
A 1 3/4-inch hand line was pulled for fire attack at the front door. E55 and E52 arrived on scene and established a water supply. While fire attack continued in the front of the home, a 2 1/2-inch hand line was pulled to the garage area to extinguish some pyrotechnics that had ignited.
The fire was quickly contained as further units arrived. Once several Williamson County Rescue Squad personnel were on scene, command was transferred and all BFR units returned to service.
On Saturday, Oct. 15 at approximately 5:01 p.m., unit E55 dispatched on a medical call for a report of injuries from a fall. Initial dispatch information indicated the patient had been playing soccer and fell. E55 arrived on scene and immediately made patient contact.
Crew members found one patient with a serious arm injury. The arm was splinted and checked for neurological deficits. IV access was obtained by E55 personnel for pain medication administration. EMS arrived on scene and the patient was moved to an ambulance for further care and transported to a local hospital.
On Monday, Oct. 17 at approximately 6:58 a.m., E54 and E55 were dispatched on a report of a motor vehicle crash with injuries. Initial dispatch information indicated one vehicle was off the roadway and injuries were unknown.
E54 arrived on scene and found one vehicle off the roadway on its side. Crew members ensured that all personnel were out of the vehicle and began providing care. One patient was found with minor injuries and patient care was transferred to EMS upon arrival.
BFR personnel checked the vehicle for hazards and continued assisting EMS with patient care. Once the patient had been transported, E54 returned to service and quarters.
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. It has 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. It also has 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 615-371-0170.
Samantha Hearn reports for Home Page Media Group. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @samanthahearn.