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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Berthoud Fire Calls: November 2017

Updated November 15, 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.

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