The Brentwood Fire & Rescue Department responded to 136 emergency calls for service between Oct. 30 and Nov. 16, including a landscape fire and a trampoline accident.
There were six fire calls, 75 EMS/Rescue calls, six hazardous conditions, 10 service calls, 15 good intent calls and 24 false calls.
On Thursday, Nov. 3 at approximately 5:58 a.m., unit E51 was dispatched on a report of a fire behind a residence. Initial dispatch information indicated a resident woke up to find a fire in their backyard.
E51 arrived on scene and located a large leaf and mulch fire. BFR personnel used a forestry line to put out the fire and wet down other areas to prevent re-ignition. The fire was determined to have been caused by a landscape light igniting dry leaves that had accumulated. With all hazards addressed, E52 returned to service and quarters.
On Thursday, Nov. 3 at approximately 10:14 a.m., units E52, E54, and C53 were dispatched on a call to assist BPD with a possible hazardous materials incident. Initial dispatch information indicated a resident found what appeared to be explosives near a remote recreation area.
BFR units arrived on scene and met up with BPD units. Due to off-road conditions BFR personnel continued to the call location in C53. From a safe distance BFR personnel were able to identify the materials in question as road flares. The flares were determined to be safe and BPD removed them so they could be discarded properly. With no further hazards all BFR units returned to service.
On Monday, Nov. 7 at approximately 1:03 p.m., E53 was dispatched on a medical call for a report a possible broken leg. Initial dispatch information indicated the patient was a child and they would be located outside the home.
E53 arrived on scene and immediately located the patient. A rapid assessment revealed an open fracture near the ankle due to a fall from a trampoline. BFR personnel splinted the injured extremity and obtained baseline vital signs.
EMS arrived on scene and administered medication for pain control. The patient was then loaded into the ambulance and transported to a local trauma center. E53 cleared the scene and returned to quarters.
On Wednesday, Nov. 9 at approximately 10:22 a.m., E53 was dispatched on a report of a fire in a sewer drain. Initial dispatch information indicated fire was visible in a sewer drain outside a building and it was unknown if the fire was spreading.
E53 arrived on scene to find smoke coming from a grate. After further investigation it was determined that leaves had ignited inside the drain. Access was made to the sewer and the fire was quickly extinguished. It was later determined that improperly disposed cigarettes caused the fire. With no further hazards E53 returned to service and quarters.
On Monday, Nov. 14 at approximately 10:39 a.m., E53 responded on a report of an activated carbon monoxide detector. Upon arriving at the residence firefighters utilized their gas monitor to determine that the home’s HVAC unit in the basement was leaking CO into the residence.
Power to the unit was disconnected and the homeowner was advised to contact a repair company. With no further hazards and no one needing medical attention, E53 cleared the scene.
On Wednesday, Nov. 16 at approximately 1:59 p.m., E51, E55 and C2 were dispatched on a report of a possible grass fire. BFR units arrived on scene and reported an approximately 200 square foot area of brush burning in a dry creek bed.
Firefighters utilized forestry hose to quickly extinguish the flames before they could extend any further. Once the area was overhauled and it was determined that the fire was fully extinguished all units cleared the scene.
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 615-371-0170.
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