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Berthoud Fire Calls: November 2017

Updated December 2, 2017

Berthoud Fire Protection District

Incident Activity

1 November to 5 November

Wednesday, November 1

Berthoud Engine 1 responded to 42nd Street SW for power lines down. Upon arrival found a low hanging wire as well as a wire that was touching the ground. Xcel Energy arrived and disconnected the power and moved the all the wires out of the roadway.

BFPD was dispatched to the 800 block of 1st Street where Larimer County Sheriff was on scene. The fire crew located a telecommunication pole that had broken at the base and was leaning over 1st Street. A ratchet strap was used to tie the pole to an anchor.

Berthoud Engine responded to the 300 block of Victoria Street for a blown-out pilot light. The fire crew met with the homeowner who stated that because of the high winds lately, the pilot light on his hot water heater had blown out and he wasn’t sure how to relight it. The hot water heater was located in the basement, the crew used the electronic ignition device on the heater to relight it.

BFPD responded to the 200 block of Wilfred Road for a fall victim. The fire crew along with TVEMS assisted the patient back into her chair.

Friday, November 3                                     

Station 1 received a call from Extraction Oil and Gas requesting assistance with applying a foam blanket to a work area, where a new well-head cap was to be welded in place. Engine 1 applied a Class B form blanket to the work area.

Berthoud Fire responded along with TVEMS to the 200 block of 2nd Street for a medical. TVEMS assumed patient care.

BFPD responded to Hwy 60 for a 74-year-old woman unconscious and breathing. TVEMS assumed patient care. The fire crew assisted with packaging the patient for transport.

Saturday, November 4

Berthoud Fire responded to the 100 block of Iowa Street for a medical. TVEMS assumed patient care and Larimer Cty Sheriff called in a Victims Advocate. Command was turned over to the Sheriff’s dept.

Sunday, November 5

BFPD was dispatched to the 600 block of Bristlecone Ct. for a person with breathing problems. The patient was an 80-year-old female having difficulty breathing. TVEMS assumed patient care, the fire crew assisted with loading of the patient for transport.

Berthoud Engine 1 responded to I-25 mm 248 SB for a medical. TVEMS was in contact with the driver. Engine 1 blocked the left shoulder and lane 1. TVEMS with the assistance of the fire crew loaded the patient for transport.

 

Incident Activity for November 6-12

Monday, November 6

BFPD responded to the 200 block of 2nd Street for breathing problems. TVEMS assumed patient care, the crew assisted with loading the patient for transport.

Berthoud Fire and TVEMS arrived at the 700 block of Larimer Cty Road 17 for an individual with breathing problems. Both crews located the patient laying in her bed. TVEMS determined that transport was necessary. The fire crew assisted with packaging and loading of the patient for transport.

Call into the station for assistance with smoke detectors. The crew replaced 3 old smoke detectors with 3 new ones.

BFPD was dispatched to the 1800 block of E. 11th Street for a person with chest pains. The patient was found laying on the floor in the bedroom. Patient was loaded and transported.

The report came in as bonfire near the intersection of Larimer Cty 8E and S. Cty Road 21. The crew located a bonfire on S. Cty Road 21 and made contact with property owner. The owner was unaware that he needed a burn permit. The homeowner stated he would extinguish the fire and get a burn permit next time.

BFPD responded to the 9000 block of Four Wheel Drive for a sick person. TVEMS assumed patient care.

Berthoud Fire was dispatched to the 1000 block of Larimer Cty Road 17 for a report of a vehicle in the water. Command canceled the dive response as the driver was on the shore with no injuries. One of our fire crews was put in an ice rescue suit and he checked the vehicle for any other occupants. Once the vehicle was cleared, engine 1 assisted the tow truck in retrieving the vehicle from the water.

A call came to the station for assistance with new smoke detectors in the 400 block of Cheyenne Drive. Squad 11 replaced 3 old smoke detectors with 3 new ones.

Tuesday, November 7

Berthoud Fire responded to the 21000 block of Weld Cty Road 7 for a motor vehicle accident. A single vehicle had gone into the ditch and the driver was out walking around. The driver stated he was the only one in the vehicle and was uninjured. Due to Weld Cty being on accident alert, the driver had to arrange for his own tow.

BFPD and Chief 2 arrived at the 3400 block of Weld Cty Road 48 for a single vehicle that had gone into an irrigation ditch, unoccupied. Due to accident alert, TVEMS was in contact with the driver at Loaf n Jug gas station.

Berthoud Fire responded to a 2-vehicle motor accident on Hwy 287 and Larimer Cty Road 4.  Moderate to heavy damage, one vehicle blocking both northbound lanes. The other vehicle went down into a field on the west side of the roadway. Appeared all parties were out of the vehicles and TVEMS assumed patient care. After all hazards were mitigated and patient was transported, the fire crew assisted Colorado State Patrol with traffic control. Once the Jeep was on the tow truck, CSP advised us that we could re-open the roadway.

Berthoud Fire was dispatched to S. Hwy 287 for a vehicle that had gone off the roadway. The two vehicles involved in the accident were on the east side of the roadway and in the adjacent field and had  minor damage. All occupants were out of the vehicles. All parties stated that there was no injuries and declined medical attention.

Thursday, November 9

A direct call came into the station for a power line that was pulled down by a waste management trash truck. Engine 1 established command and cleared the area of people and hazards. Then the crew waited for the arrival of REA. The scene was turned over to REA upon their arrival.

BFPD received a phone call for a citizen assist in the 1800 block of Larimer Cty Road 6. The fire crew found the homeowner and she stated her kitten had gotten trapped in the kitchen island. The stove was removed from the island and the homeowner crawled in there and grabbed out the kitty. The stove was then replaced and command was terminated.

BFPD responded to the 200 block of 2nd Street for a medical assist. TVEMS assumed patient care. The crew assisted with loading the patient for transport.

Friday, November 10

Berthoud Engine 1 was dispatched to the 600 block of Capitol Avenue for a fall victim. TVEMS assumed patient care. Engine 1 further assisted with packaging and loading of the patient for transport.

Squad 11 responded to the 200 block of Victoria Street for reports of a sounding smoke detector. The fire crew changed the batteries.

Saturday, November 11

Berthoud Engine 1 responded to I- 25 mm 250 NB for a single vehicle in the median, there was a single occupant of the vehicle and she claimed no injuries. The vehicle had minor damage and was under the median cables. Engine 1 assisted with traffic control. Colorado State Patrol arrived and the car was then loaded onto the tow truck.

BFPD was dispatched to I-25 mm 250 SB for a medical. TVEMS assumed patient care, the crew assisted with loading the patient for transport.

Berthoud Fire installed 2 smoke detectors in the 400 block of Cheyenne Drive.

Sunday, November 12

BFPD responded to the Berthoud Living Center for a medical.

Incident Activity for November 13-19

Tuesday, November 14

BFPD responded to the 700 block of 14th Street for a sick person. TVEMS assumed patient care, the crew assisted with loading the patient for transport.

Berthoud Fire responded to the Berthoud Living Center for a medical.

Thursday, November 16

BFPD responded to the 600 block of S. 9th Street for a man having a seizure. TVEMS assumed patient care. The fire crew assisted with the loading of the patient for transport.

Berthoud Fire was dispatched per request by Larimer Cty Sheriff’s office, to the intersection of Larimer Cty Road 2E and Road 17 for a rollover accident. The crew found a single motor vehicle with heavy damage. TVEMS assumed patient care. The crew checked the vehicle for hazards and Engine 2 came for scene lighting.

Friday, November 17

BFPD responded to Prairie Star Drive for a cut gas line. Met with the equipment operator who had hit the line and he stated that the equipment was shut off. Xcel Energy arrived and was able to successfully clamp the gas line to secure the leak.

Citizen assist for changing out some smoke detectors in the 900 block of Wilshire Drive. The homeowner had purchased a new one and was unable to swap them on her own. The fire crew changed them out.

Saturday, November 18

Berthoud Engine 1 was dispatched to the 700 block of 14th Street for a male having chest pains. Assisted TVEMS with vitals and loading the patient for transport.

Berthoud Fire responded to the 200 block of Mountain Avenue for a medical. TVEMS assumed patient care and the fire crew assisted with loading of the patient for transport.

Berthoud Engine 1 responded to the 21000 Weld Cty Road 1 for a 15 year old female who was sick. Upon arrival TVEMS assumed patient care. The patient was loaded and transported

BFPD was dispatched to the 900 block of 3rd Street for an issue with homeowner’s smoke detectors. The homeowner was baking muffins and caused the smoke detector to activate. The fire crew changed the batteries while they were there.

Berthoud Engine 1 responded to Larimer Cty Road 17 for a single car rollover type with heavy damage, upright on its wheels. The fire crew checked for passengers and none were found in or around the immediate area. The witness stated he thought he heard sounds from the field. Engine 1 used the thermal camera along with several Larimer Cty Sheriff Deputies to clear the field. Larimer Cty Deputies found two minors who were hiding in the next field over.

Incident Activity for November 20-30

Monday, November 20

Berthoud Fire responded to Iowa Street for an elderly man who had fallen while walking his dog. The fire crew treated the laceration to his upper eyebrow. Then proceeded to walk the dog home to make sure the dog did not pull him over again.

BFPD was dispatched to the 6700 block of Homer Road for a medical. TVEMS assumed patient care, the fire crew helped load the patient for transport.

Citizen assist on 3rd Street. The homeowner stated they needed their smoke detector batteries installed.

Station tour for cub scouts and to learn about fire safety.

Tuesday, November 21

BFPD responded to the 1300 block of S. Larimer Cty Road 27E for a 74-year-old female. Upon arrival found the woman dizzy and unable get up. TVEMS assumed patient care and the fire crew assisted with packaging and loading the patient for transport.

Berthoud Fire was dispatched to the 4400 block of Rosewood for a lift assist along with TVEMS. Once inside the home, TVEMS needed assistance bringing the patient down the stairs.

BFPD responded to the 4900 block of Malibu Drive for a 75-year-old man not feeling well. Upon arrival of TVEMS patient care was transferred. Engine 2 assisted with packaging and loading the patient for transport.

Wednesday, November 22

Berthoud Fire responded to Hwy 287 and Larimer Cty Road 17 for a single vehicle upright in the ditch. The vehicle had severe damage with 1 patient laying on the ground being treated by by-standers. Patient care was taken over by TVEMS. Vehicle hazards were handled by the fire crew. The scene was then turned over to Colorado State Patrol.

BFPD responded to the 2100 block of Shoreside for a sick person. TVEMS assumed patient care and the fire crew assisted with loading the patient for transport.

Thursday, November 23

Berthoud Fire was dispatched to a law enforcement assist at the 3200 block of Meining Road. Larimer Cty Sheriff was requesting Fire and TVEMS to stage at the intersection of Larimer Cty Road 21 and Meining Road for a SWAT call. Engine 2 remained on scene until the suspect was apprehended.

BFPD was dispatched to I-25 mm 250 for a 2-car motor vehicle accident. TVEMS assumed patient care and the scene was turned over to Colorado State Patrol.

Friday, November 24

Berthoud Engine 1 responded to the 400 block of Nebraska Street for an 87-year-old female having chest pains. TVEMS assumed patient care, the fire crew assisted with packaging and loading of the patient for transport.

BFPD was dispatched to the 1500 block of Weld Cty Road 40.5 for a hay fire. A small 20 x 20 hay fire had spread into a field. Engine 16 extinguished the fire and advised the property owner to keep an eye on the hay.

Monday, November 27

BFPD responded to I-25 mm 251 NB for a pickup truck that had struck a deer. The fire crew assisted TVEMS and checked for hazards. The passenger had hit her head, and wanted to be checked out medically. Colorado State Patrol arrived and had no further need from fire or ambulance crews.

Berthoud Engine 1 responded to the 3700 block of Denise Avenue for a medical. TVEMS assumed patient care and the fire crew assisted with packaging and loading the patient for transport.

Tuesday, November 28

BFPD was dispatched to the 3800 block of Meining Road for a gas odor investigation. The resident inside was unaware of why the fire crew was there. The Meals on Wheels driver had called and reported a smell of gas. Since the crew was on scene, they offered to check his water heater and furnace. No readings of gas were found at either. The crew didn’t find a smell of gas inside the structure or in the crawl space.

Berthoud Fire was dispatched to the 200 block of Welch Avenue for a report of a sick person. After questioning the patient further, she stated that the medication that she takes makes her feel tired. She did not want to be transported to a hospital.

Wednesday, November 29

Berthoud Squad 11 responded to the 300 block of Massachusetts Avenue for a woman having a seizure. TVEMS arrived and assumed patient care.

Thursday, November 30

Berthoud Fire was dispatched to S. Cty Road 13 for a motor vehicle accident. A single dump truck with minor damage was pulled off to the side of the road. There was also a single tractor a quarter of a mile south of the truck with minor damage as well. Engine 1 checked for injuries, but all parties involved denied injury. The fire crew cleared the roadway of debris, contained a small diesel leak coming from the dump truck before leaving.

Berthoud Engine 2 was dispatched to the 2500 block of Horseshoe Circle for smoke investigation from the alarm company. The alarm company reported that the alarm had resulted from burnt food, and responding units could cancel.

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