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; and the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department, covering the Riverbank area.
Calls were logged during the time period of Tuesday, May 31 through Monday, June 6. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.
MONDAY, JUNE 6
Fuel reductions at Tuolumne River Regional Park started and will continue throughout the week.
E29, E28, BC5 responded for a child injured by a horse. Crews performed patient care and packaged the patient. Child was transported by air ambulance to UC Davis med center.
4:26 p.m. – G-29, BR-28, G-27, WT-23, BC-5 responded to a vegetation fire at Highway 120 and Willms Road. MCS units switched over to TCU coms.
SUNDAY, JUNE 5
Crews conducted probationary firefighter training.
Engines 27, 28 and Battalion 5 conducted engine company operations training.
6:20 p.m. – Modesto Engine 27, Water Rescue 28, Water Rescue 29 and Battalion 5 responded to reports of five people stuck on the Stanislaus River on rafts west of Lover’s Leap. Boat 29 located the subjects and with Boat 28 delivered them to Horseshoe Rec Area. One subject was evaluated by Oak Valley Ambulance for foot pain. Stanislaus Sheriff Deputy assisted with relocating the subjects back to their vehicles in Knights Ferry. Modesto Engine 9 moved up to cover Oakdale until crews were available from the rescue.
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
MST Crews rotated through Battalion drills.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3
Crews worked with probationary firefighters on various skills preparing for their upcoming test.
Crews continued to overhaul the fire on McHenry Avenue.
Fire Station 9 hosted FMA training for Engine 3, Engine 7, Truck 5, Quint 22 and BC5.
Fire Station 29 provided training for the Army Corp of Engineers in Knights Ferry.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2
2:04 p.m. – Crews were dispatched to a working commercial structure fire in the 4400 block of McHenry Avenue. First units arrived on scene and found heavy smoke coming from the rear of the 16,000 square foot warehouse. The fire was upgraded to a second alarm and crews began working on access and an aggressive interior fire attack. Crews on the interior encountered large areas of storage and material on fire. Additional alarms and resources were requested to the scene from various agencies as well as coverage. The Modesto Fire skid-steer was utilized to move the product out of the building for crews to access. E4 tested the water runoff to ensure it was not hazardous. Crews worked for over seven hours to mitigate the incident. Companies rotated throughout the night to ensure that the fire was completely overhauled.
TUESDAY, MAY 31
Crews performed weekly apparatus maintenance.