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Oakdale-Riverbank Fire Calls 04-12-23
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, April 4 through Monday, April 10. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.



Battalion 2: Q22 and E26 trained at Station 17 on ladders.

Battalion 5: Engine 29, Engine 28 and BC3 responded to Knights Ferry for an injured individual in the rec area. Engine 29 responded to the Knights Ferry bridge and located the patient on an adjacent trail. The patient suffered a minor injury, was assessed on scene and elected to self-transport.



Modesto crews rotated through the RFTC for PPE sizing.

Battalion 2: Crews focused on apparatus and station maintenance.

Training was conducted at the engine company level.

Battalion 5: MST units conducted equipment checks, station maintenance and in house training.

11:26 a.m. – MST units responded to a potential structure fire in the 1100 block of Walnut Avenue. E28 arrived and reported a small cooking fire on the stove. E28 and E27 removed stove and smoke from the residence.



Modesto crews completed weekly station maintenance.

MST companies participated in commercial fire attack training at the Del Rio building in Riverbank.

Battalion 2: 8:56 p.m. – E23, Q22, and BC2 responded to the report of a vehicle accident at Milnes and Albers. On arrival three vehicles were found, all parties were released against medical advice (AMA).

Battalion 5: MST units conducted equipment checks and station maintenance, as well as in house training.

MST units attended the Oakdale Rodeo Parade and preplanned Oakdale Rodeo event.

7:45 p.m. – MST units responded to an unresponsive adult male in a vehicle in the middle of the road at Kennedy Road and Shuper Road. E29 and OVH ambulance performed CPR with negative results. Sheriff’s Office investigating.



Crews continued training on wildland refresher skills and tactics.

Battalion 2: RT-130 was completed for A-shift.

Probationary training at the stations was completed.

Crews completed weekly landscape maintenance.

Battalion 5: Crews completed apparatus checks and station maintenance.

Crews continued to rotate through Annual RT-130 Training.



Crews participated in wildland refresher training in preparation of the upcoming fire season.

Battalion 2: Boat 24 was taken out on the Tuolumne River to check the repairs that were recently completed.

Chief Tietjen provided a department update to the crews.

RT-130 and in-house training were completed.

Battalion 5: Crews rotated through Annual RT-130 Training.

Modesto Engine 29 attended the Valley Home School Jog-A-Thon to show support for the students and staff.



Battalion 2: 9:50 a.m. – E7, E1, E5, E6, E26, SQ11, T5, Q22, BC1, and BC2 responded to a working structure fire at the Tap Room on Sylvan Avenue. E7 located a griddle on fire that was extinguished by the staff. Smoke was removed from the business and the Health Department was notified.

2:58 p.m. – Engine 23 viewed a vehicle accident on Yosemite Boulevard and McClure Road. E23 found four vehicles involved with three patients. E21 and BC2 were requested to assist. Modesto Police investigating.

Battalion 5: Crews completed station and yard maintenance at Station 30.

Companies attended RT130 training.

Crews from Station 28 trained on water rescue on the Stanislaus River from east Oakdale to above Knights Ferry.



Battalion 2: 3:36 p.m. – Engine 7, Engine 26, Truck 5 and BC2 responded to a vehicle accident in the 4700 block of Mc Henry Avenue. Engine 7 arrived on scene with two vehicles involved. One patient required extrication. Two patients were transported to area hospitals.

Battalion 5: Crews attended RT130 training.

Probationary firefighter training took place.

Planning continued for upcoming station coverage from outside agencies for the service of Captain Doug McCullough.