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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Berthoud Fire Calls: September 2020

 

September  1 – 6

Tuesday, September 1

Squad 61 responded to the 300 block of Michigan Avenue for a lift assist. A 73-year-old man was found lying on his living room floor. He had no complaints of injuries due to his fall. The man was helped into his chair. Patient refused to be transported.

Squad 61 responded to the 1000 block of Monroe Avenue for a lift assist. They found a 70-year-old man who had fallen and needed a lift assist. The patient had no complaints of pain.

Engine 3111 dispatched to a bonfire on Welch Avenue. The crew made contact with property owner and located a burn pit in backyard. The property owner stated he had been burning sticks that he had cleaned up in his front yard. The crew checked to ensure the fire was out and would not reignite. The owner was advised of the current burn ban in the state. Owner complied and said he wouldn’t burn anymore.

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

Engine 61 dispatched to the 100 block of Rocking Chair Drive for a medical. The crew assisted TVEMS with loading the patient into the ambulance for transport.

Engine 61 responded to I 25 mm 250 SB for a 2-vehicle accident with Colorado State Patrol on scene. TVEMS assumed patient care. Engine 61 remained on scene to assist with traffic control until the vehicles were towed.

Citizen assist to the 800 block of Gentlewind Way to change smoke detector batteries.

Squad 61 responded to the 1000 block of Monroe Avenue for a lift assist.

Engine 61 dispatched to Weld County Road 38 for a single vehicle accident with moderate damage. TVEMS assumed patient care. The crew assisted with packaging the patient for transport. Squad 61 remained on scene for scene lighting and to assist with the tow.

Tuesday, September 2

Squad 61 responded to the 3000 block of Woodcock Street for an 80-year-old man not feeling well. The patient was loaded for transport.

Wednesday, September 3

Engine 61 responded to 1100 block of Hwy 287 for a single vehicle rollover, with the driver bleeding from the head. The crew placed the engine blocking the SB #2 lane. There was light damage to the vehicle, and the crew assisted with loading of the patient for transport.

Squad 61 responded to the 1000 block of Monroe Avenue for a lift assist.

Squad 61 dispatched to the 1000 block of Waterman Street for a medical issue. TVEMS assessed the situation and assumed patient care.  

Engine 61 responded to the 300 block of Welch Avenue for a business owner who had locked herself out of the building. The crew pulled the knob and unlocked the handle, opening the door and then repaired the door.

Engine 62 responded to the 4400 block of Larimer County 29 for a grass fire. When the crew arrived, the fire was out and had burned an area of 15’ x 8’. Engine 626 pulled its hose real and put a wet line around the burn area and on the power pole.

Engine 62 dispatched to the 4000 block of Meining Road for a fall victim. Patient care was transferred to TVEMS and patient loaded into the ambulance.

Engine 61 dispatched to the 2000 block of Horseshoe Circle for a motor vehicle accident. Larimer County Sheriff’s deputies were on scene of a single vehicle in the ditch. There was light damage to the vehicle, with no hazards found.

Friday, September 4

Squad 61 dispatched to Berthoud High School for a 15-year-old male who had fainted. The patient was alert and oriented. TVEMS assumed patient care. The crew assisted with loading the patient into the ambulance for transport to a local hospital.

Squad 61 dispatched to Campion Academy for a medical. The patient was loaded into the ambulance for transport to a local hospital.

Saturday, September 5

Squad 61 dispatched to the 800 block of Douglas Place for a medical. LCSO was already on the scene and TVEMS assumed patient care.

Squad 61 responded to the Berthoud Living Center for a medical.

Squad 61 responded to the 400 block of 8th Street for a lift assist.

Engine 62 dispatched to the intersection of W. County Road 8 and County Road 21 for a 2-vehicle accident with moderate damage. Both parties were out of the vehicles. One occupant was assessed by TVEMS for minor injuries. The crew provided traffic control and mitigated all hazards. Engine 62 stayed on scene until both vehicles were towed.

Squad 61 responded to the Berthoud Living Center for a medical.

Sunday, September 6

Engine 62 dispatched to the area of W County Road 8E and N County Road 31 for motor vehicle accident. The injured person was laying off the side of the road down a small embankment with two LC Park Rangers. TVEMS assumed patient care and the crew assisted with moving the patient from the embankment and into the ambulance for transport.

Engine 61 dispatched to the 1400 block of Mount Meeker Avenue for a medical assist to an 83-year-old woman. TVEMS assumed patient care.

Sept. 7-13

Monday, Sept. 7

Squad 61 responded to the 500 block of Redwood Circle for a medical. TVEMS arrived on scene and assessed the patient. The patient was transported to a local hospital.

Engine 61 dispatched to Berthoud Parkway and Lake View Avenue for a bonfire. The crew found a gas fire pit with active fire. The crew informed the homeowner that any open burning was not allowed due to the state and county fire bans.

Tuesday, Sept 8

Engine 61 responded to the 800 block of Mountain Avenue for downed power lines. The power lines behind A & W had small flames coming out of the pole. Xcel Energy personnel arrived and planned to mitigate the tree contact with the power lines.

Wednesday, Sept 9

Engine 61 responded along with TVEMS for a medical in the 1000 block of 4th Street. The patient was transported to a local hospital.

Squad 61 responded to the 500 block of E. Michigan for a 2- month old with breathing problems. TVEMS took over patient contact and cleared Squad 61 from the scene.

Squad 61 dispatched to the Apple Leaf Assisted Living Center for a lift assist.

Thursday, Sept 10

Engine 62 responded to the 3000 block of W County Road 2 for a diabetic problem. The crew assisted with getting a set of baseline vital signs. Due to the patients improved status, Engine 62 was cleared by TVEMS.

Friday, September 11

No calls

Saturday, September 12

Squad 61 responded to the Berthoud Living Center for a medical assist.

Engine 61 dispatched to Napa Auto Parts for an 80-year-old woman who had tripped and fell. TVEMS arrived on scene and assumed patient care. The patient refused transport by ambulance.

Engine 62 dispatched to the 600 block of S County Road 27E for a bonfire. The homeowner was burning a pile of branches. The crew informed the homeowner of the State fire ban. The homeowner extinguished the fire.

Sunday, September 13

Squad 61 dispatched to the 500 block of Ranchhand Drive for a 79-year-old man who had fallen. TVEMS assessed the patient. The crew assisted with loading the patient into the ambulance for transport to a local hospital.

Squad 61 dispatched to Berthoud High School for a 51-year-old man hit by a foul baseball. TVEMS assumed patient care. Patient refused additional care or transport.

Engine 61 responded to the 2000 block of Burbank Street for a gas odor. The crew checked the gas meter and found no leak or elevated gas levels. The homeowner was informed of the findings.

Squad 61 dispatched to the 1300 block of 4th Street for a 75-year-old female with breathing problems. The crew assessed the patient and transferred care to TVEMS when they arrived. The patient refused transport.

Sept. 14-20

Monday, Sept 14

Squad 61 responded to the 500 block of Redwood Circle for a diabetic problem. TVEMS assumed patient care, at which time the patient was loaded and transported to a local hospital.

Tuesday, Sept 15

Squad 61 responded to the 1000 block of Arapaho Avenue for a lift assist.

Squad 62 responded to the 9000 block of Yellowstone Road for a 64-year-old woman who had fallen. TVEMS arrived on scene and patient care was handed to them. The crew assisted with loading of the patient for transport.

Squad 61 responded to the 1000 block of County Road 14 for a 1-year-old that had fallen and hit his head. The crew assisted TVEMS with vital signs and loading of the patient for transport.

BC 61 responded to the 500 block of South View Road for a fire in the backyard. The Battalion Chief located a fire pit powered by propane. The homeowner was advised that only propane in a barbecue grill is allowed. He immediately turned the fire off.

Wednesday, Sept 16

Engine 61 responded to the 2000 block of Clayton Place for a dumpster/compactor fire with smoke showing. The fire was exposed and extinguished with water and foam. Overhaul took place to ensure the fire was out. An investigation was completed.

Squad 61 responded to the 500 block of Redwood Circle for mental health issues. TVEMS assumed patient care at which time the patient was loaded for transported.

Thursday, Sept 17

Squad 61 responded to the 700 block of 3rd Street for a 56-year-old woman having chest pains. TVEMS arrived on scene and assumed command. The crew assisted with loading of the patient for transport.

Squad 61 responded to the 200 block of 2nd Street for a medical assist. TVEMS assumed patient care.

Friday, Sept 18

Car seat installation at Station 1.

Squad 61 responded to the 400 block of Indiana Avenue for a law enforcement request for a medical assist. TVEMS assumed patient care and cleared Squad 61 from the scene.

BFPD responded to the 400 block of Sprague Avenue for a grass fire. There was approximately a ¼ acre wildland fire with LCSO and citizens on scene attempting to extinguish the flames. The crew pulled a line and successfully obtained fire control. Mop up of the area was completed. Cause of fire was determined to be from animal activity on the transformer of a utility pole.

BFPD responded for mutual aid to the area of Mildred Lane and Glade Road for a wildland fire. The crew assisted with mop up and hot spots.

Saturday, September 19

Squad 61 responded to the Berthoud Living Center for a medical.

Sunday, September 20

Squad 61 responded to the 700 block of 5th Street for a lift assist.

Sept. 21-27

Monday, Sept. 21

Berthoud Fire dispatched to a structure fire located in the 100 block of Bimson. Upon arrival found a 40 x 70’ outbuilding with large flames showing. No occupants were inside of the structure. Crews were on scene for an estimated five hours. The fire is currently under investigation by multiple agencies.

Engine 63 responded to the 2000 block of French Hill Drive for a 92-year old woman who had fallen and needed a lift assist.

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Squad 61 responded to the 1000 block of Arapaho Avenue for a sick person. TVEMS assumed patient care. The crew assisted with loading of the patient for transport.

Engine 61 responded to the alley behind Turner Avenue for a 5-year-old that had her leg trapped between the peddle and frame. The crew was able to remove the peddle and free her leg.

Citizen assist at Station 1 for a car seat installation.

Engine 61 responded to the 100 block of Bimson for smoke showing again from second floor of the outbuilding. The extinguished fire.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Squad 61 responded to the 300 block of Michigan Avenue for a lift assist.

Citizen assist to change out smoke detector batteries in four houses in the 2000 block of Barela Drive.

Thursday, Sept. 24

Engine 61 dispatched to the Love’s Tire Service Center for a gas leak. Upon arrival found a ½” gas line that had been pulled from the ceiling and damaged. The crew verified the gas was shut off. The gas monitoring equipment found no elevated levels of gas. Xcel Energy arrived on scene and secured the gas meter until the pipe could be repaired. The scene was turned back over to the Love’s employees.

Squad 61 dispatched to the 800 block of 14th Street for a medical. The crew obtained vitals and transferred patient care to TVEMS. The patient was loaded into the ambulance for transport.

Friday, September 25

Engine 61 dispatched to the area of Weld County Road 11 and Northmoore Drive for a gas leak. The crew found a visible cut gas line and placed a protection line. The crew monitored the area while Xcel Energy was in route. Xcel arrived and clamped the line.

Squad 61 responded to the 2100 block of Cadman Street for a sick person. Vitals were obtained, and TVEMS assumed patient care. The patient was loaded for transport.

Citizen assist at Station 2 for a car seat installation.

Saturday, September 26

Engine 61 dispatched to the 2800 block of Lake Hollow Road for a 62-year-old woman with chest pain. TVEMS assumed patient care. The crew assisted with loading the patient into the ambulance for transport to a local hospital.

BC-61 responded to the 3400 block of Woodcock Street for a sick person. TVEMS assumed patient care. The patient was loaded into the ambulance for transport to a local hospital.

Engine 61 was dispatched to the 600 block of 8th Street for a bonfire. A fire was burning in a manufactured fire pit. The homeowner was advised of the current burn ban. The homeowner put out the fire.

Sunday, September 27

BC-61 responded to I-25 SB mm249 for a 2-vehicle accident. Both parties reported no injuries. Colorado State Patrol arrived on scene and both vehicles were moved out of the roadway.

Squad 61 was dispatched to the 1600 block of Stilt Street for abdominal pains. TVEMS assumed patient care. The crew assisted with loading the patient into the ambulance for transport.

Incident Report

Sept. 28-30

Monday, Sept. 28

Berthoud Squad 61 responded to the 1000 block of 4th Street for back pain. The crew assisted TVEMS with loading of the patient for transport to a local hospital.

Engine 62 dispatched to the 8000 block of Cottontail Road for a medical. TVEMS was on scene and needed assistance in loading the patient for transport.

Tuesday, Sept 29

Engine 62 responded to the 4000 block of Fawn Trail for a sick person. TVEMS assumed patient care and the crew assisted with loading of the patient for transport.

Engine 62 responded to West County Road 4 for a camper on fire. The crew found the RV on the side of the road. The fire was out and contained to the engine compartment. The owner of the camper was having breathing problems, TVEMS arrived and the patient was loaded into the ambulance. Engine 62 remained on scene with LCSO for a brief time to block traffic. A friend of the patient was going to tow the camper to a new location.

Squad 61 responded to the 700 block of 4th Street for chest pains. TVEMS assumed patient care. The crew assisted with loading the patient into the ambulance.

Wednesday, Sept 30

Citizen assist to the 1600 block of Chokeberry Street to help with replacing batteries for a smoke detector. With a new battery, the detector still chirped. The homeowner was advised to buy a new detector and to give BFPD a call if they needed help installing it.

Engine 61 dispatched to the 3000 block of Middle Road for a grass fire. The crew found a 20’x 80’ grass fire that had been put out by homeowners. Engine 61 extinguished all hot spots and the fire was investigated. Homeowners stated they heard a loud “pop” and then the power went out to the entire neighborhood. Poudre Valley REA was notified and arrived on scene and recharged the area.

Engine 61 responded to Love’s Travel Stop for an 18-year-old female having breathing problems. The crew assisted the female to the ambulance at which time she was transported to a local hospital.

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