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Oakdale-Riverbank Fire Calls 01-18-23
Fire crews from the Oakdale stations responded to the area east of Eugene for an occupied van stuck in moving water. The call came in Monday morning, Jan. 16 and the occupants were safely removed. Firefighters assisted with multiple reports of flooded roadways in and around the Oakdale area as a result of the heavy sustained rainfall over the weekend. Modesto Fire Department Photo

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. 10 through Monday, Jan. 16. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.



Battalion 2: Crew rotated through Station 15 for fit testing.

Crews continue to orientate new firefighters to their stations.

Battalion 5: 7:28 a.m. – Engine 29, E28, and BC5 responded to the area east of Eugene for an occupied van stuck in moving water. When E29 arrived, they confirmed the vehicle was occupied and set up to perform a rescue. E29 crew walked out to the van and removed the occupants to safety. Once on dry land the occupants were turned over to CHP.

8 a.m. – Engine 28, 27 and BC5 assisted the City of Oakdale public works with local flooding.



E9, E28, SQ11 and Truck 5 participated in a practice 10-month probationary firefighter test

Battalion 2: Engine and station maintenance was performed by all stations.

New company orientation was continued for new firefighters, various tasks were trained on including hose evolutions, SCBA’s ropes and saw maintained.

Battalion 5: MST units conducted in house probationary training in preparation for 10-month test.

9:37 p.m. – MST units responded to a motor vehicle crash at Orange Blossom and Orange Blossom Court. E29 arrived and reported two vehicle accident with one overturned. Upon investigation E29 reported non-injury and canceled the other responding units. CHP investigating.



Weekly station maintenance was completed by all MFD companies.

Crews continued to monitor local rivers and creeks due to continued rainfall.

Battalion 2: Engine and Station maintenance was conducted at all SCFPD stations.

Q22, E24, and E26 focused on training of their new probationary firefighters. Topics varied from PCR’s, ladders, pulling hose to area familiarization.

Battalion 5: 4:58 a.m. – MST E27 responded to a vehicle accident at Crane and West F Street. E27 reported single vehicle traffic crash into a stop light. Driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. OPD investigating.



Battalion 2: Congratulations to all SCPFD employees who were recognized for their recent promotions as well as six new firefighters who graduated from the Academy.

Crews spent the day on Station and Engine maintenance



Several members of MST continue to work and support the Central Valley Incident Management Team.

Crews worked on station maintenance and cleaning equipment from the previous day.

Battalion 2: Crews cleaned up from the storms.

1:35 p.m. – Stanislaus E24, E23, Quint 22 and BC4 responded to Yosemite near La Grange Road for a vehicle accident. Crews located two patients with minor injuries.

Battalion 5: BC5 participated in the Joint Captain’s test prep training.

BC5 attended the Valley Home MAC meeting.

1:23 p.m. – Modesto E28, Truck 5, Stanislaus E26 and BC2 responded to Lezlie Court, Oakdale for a potential structure fire. E28 located an issue with the electrical system in the residence. PG&E was called to secure the power.



Several members of MST continued to staff overhead positions with the Central Valley Incident Management Team.

Probationary firefighters were evaluated on several skills as part of their 10-month test.

Battalion 2: Crews continue to monitor the flow of dry creek and ensure they were visible during the day.

Finance Committee meeting was held at Station 26.

Battalion 5: Companies assessed storm damage sustained in the greater Oakdale area along with water flows on the Stanislaus River.

Stockton CCC Fire Crew 2 from the Cal Fire TCU was utilized to remove a large, downed oak tree blocking River Road outside the community of Oakdale. CCC Fire Crew 2 assisted Stanislaus County public works and PG&E with clearing the tree from the roadway.

10:37 a.m. – Engine 27 and BC5 responded to a medical aid for a subject in cardiac arrest. Engine 27 arrived and began initial patient care. The patient regained pulses on scene and was transported from the scene to a local emergency room.