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Oakdale-Riverbank Fire Calls 1-11-23
Oak Riv Fire Calls

The following is a listing of some of the local calls for service involving the Modesto Fire Department, which staffs Stations 27, 28, 29 and 30 in Oakdale, Knights Ferry and Valley Home as part of Battalion 5; and the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department, covering the Riverbank area, as part of Battalion 2.

Calls were logged during the time period of Tuesday, Jan. 3 through Monday, Jan. 9. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.



Battalion 2: 7:07 p.m. – Engine 24 responded for a subject who attempted to drive through standing water at Tim Bell and Claribel in the Waterford area. E24 was able to drive to the subject and assist with getting him to dry land.

8:33 p.m. – E24 went back out to Claribel and Tim Bell for a UPS truck that drove into the standing water and was stranded. E24 was able to drive out to the subject and get him to dry land.

Battalion 5: Crews responded to several calls for service around the Oakdale area.



Battalion 2: Firefighters Tamburrino, Teixeira, and Tobin joined their crews at their assigned stations. The focus for the day was setting crew expectations, policy and procedure review, familiarity of the apparatus assigned and hands on training.

All command staff continue to support the CVIMT and prepare for the upcoming weather.

Battalion 5: MST units conducted equipment checks and station maintenance.

MST units conducted in house training for 10-month probationary firefighters.



Modesto Fire crews conducted weekly station maintenance.

Modesto Fire crews participated in vacation picks for the 2023 year.

Battalion 5: 7:16 p.m. – Engine 29, E28, E27 and BC5 responded to a single vehicle rollover on Highway 108 west of Lover’s Leap. There was a total of three patients, one of the patients was an immediate and was transported by air ambulance to a local hospital.



The Central Valley Incident Management Team continued to meet and monitor the events caused by the recent and future storm systems.

Engines 4, 6 and 27 participated in probationary firefighter training at Station 17 focusing on their 10-month test.



Crews continued to train with probationary firefighters preparing for their upcoming test.

Battalion 2: New firefighters completed station orientation.

Engine 26 trained on hose loads.

Battalion 5: 2:30 p.m. – No address listed, Engine 27, Engine 28 and BC5 responded to a reported motor vehicle accident. Engine 27 arrived to find a single vs. power pole. One minor injury was found on scene with CHP investigating. Engine 27 remained on scene assisted PG&E with traffic control.

5:43 p.m. – Engine 29, Engine 28, Engine/Water Tender 27, Engine 26, Engine/Water Tender 23, Quint 22, Escalon Fire Water Tender 1-1, BC5 and BC2 responded to a working residential structure on Morrison Road outside the community of Knights Ferry. Engine 29 arrived at scene to find a one-story single-family residence with heavy fire involvement. Crews worked to contain and extinguish the fire. Crews were on scene for several hours completing extensive overhaul. The fire is currently under investigation.



Crews trained with probationary firefighters preparing for the 10-month test.

MST personnel continued their assignments with the Incident Management Team.

Battalion 2: Crews prepared for storm events. All the SCFPD Battalions are assisting with the incident management team.

Battalion 5: 10:42 a.m. – Engine 29, Engine 28 and BC5 were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Orange Blossom Road. Engine 29 arrived to find a single vehicle off the roadway and began to check for injuries. One minor injury was found on scene and CHP is investigating.



Central Valley Incident Management Team continued preparing for the upcoming weather event.

Battalion 2: The six new firefighter recruits began their shadowing at all SCFPD stations. The prime focus is to get them ready to begin working on an engine company as part of their new crew. Chief Tietjen met with each recruit to tell them where they were being assigned, some of them will start shift as soon as Friday.

Battalion 5: MST units conducted equipment checks and station maintenance.