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Oakdale-Riverbank Fire Calls 10-25-23
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 Wednesday, Oct. 18 through Monday, Oct. 23. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.



Battalion 2: E26 practiced Forward, Reverse and Driveway lays.

Station 22’s crew and BC2 went over fire scenarios.

Battalion 5: Crews completed daily apparatus and equipment checks, along with station maintenance.

Crews trained on hoseline deployment and management, ground schools and low angle rope rescue in preparation for upcoming seven-month testing.

11:17 p.m. – Engine 28 and Battalion 5 to Mountain Oak Road for an EMS call. Crews arrived on scene to find the patient in cardiac arrest. Pit crew CPR was initiated, the Lucas Device attached, and ALS care started. After 15 minutes of care, ROSC was established. The patient was packaged and transported to a local hospital with one firefighter on board to assist with patient care.



Battalion 2: Q22 and E23 trained on drafting operations at the Fruit Yard restaurant.

Battalion 5: 10:18 a.m. – Stanislaus Engine 26, Quint 22, and BC5 responded to a rescue in the 2000 block of Patterson Road for a report of a seven-year-old with their arm stuck in a machine. Engine 26 arrived on scene with a child whose arm was stuck in an arcade machine. Engine 26 and Quint 22 were able to disassemble the machine to free the child’s arm. There were no injuries sustained.

Crews completed station and apparatus maintenance.



Battalion 2: Q22 trained on firefighter survival skills.

Battalion 5: Crews completed daily apparatus and equipment checks, along with station maintenance.

Engine 27, 28, Battalion 5 and members of the Community Risk Reduction Division attended the City of Oakdale Fall Festival.

Engine 27 and 28 trained on rope rescue systems and victim packaging.



The Technical Rescue Team conducted trench rescue training in Oakdale.

Annual Hose Testing continues to take place at Fire Station 4.

Battalion 2: Engine 23 and Engine 24 trained on apartment hose lays.

Engine 24, Engine 24 and BC2 responded to vehicle accident on Yosemite Boulevard near Reservoir Road. Two minor patients were transported to area hospitals.

Battalion 5: Crews performed company level drills.

Engine 27 and Truck 5’s extrication equipment was repaired and place back into service.



Ladder testing continued for apparatus at Station 27.

Training was held at Baseline Fire Camp for members of the Central Valley Incident Management Team.

Annual Hose Testing began at the RFTC.



Battalion 2: 12:35 p.m. – Engine 23 and BC2 responded to a smoke check at Garst/Church. On arrival a large fire was burning in an abandoned orchard, approximately five acres in size. The fire was surrounded by an irrigated orchard, the fire was allowed to burn itself out. The property owner showed up with no knowledge of how the fire started. Air pollution was notified.

Battalion 5: Crews completed daily apparatus and equipment checks, including station maintenance.

Engine 27 trained on ground schools in preparation for their Probationary Firefighters upcoming seven-month test.

Crews trained on ground ladders, hoseline deployment and hose management.

Crews completed preparing Station 30 for Lifescan checks.

12:47 p.m. – Engine 7, 26, Squad 11, Quint 22 and Battalion 5 to Crossroads for a potential structure fire, smoke in the business. Firefighters arrived on scene with light smoke in a business after they turned the HVAC on. Quint 22 accessed the roof and found two units with burned belts. Those units were secured and the building was ventilated.