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Oakdale-Riverbank Fire Calls 12-6-23
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, Nov. 28 through Monday, Dec. 4. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.



Battalion 2: Companies completed apparatus checks.

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

Crews trained on Q18 Engineer sign offs.

Engine 27 trained on 10-month Probationary Firefighter scenarios.

Battalion 5 attended a presentation on new staffing software programs.



Battalion 2: Crews trained at Pick-N-Pull with the new E-tools purchased with the grant funds from the Office of Traffic Safety.

Battalion 5: Modesto Engine 29 participated in the Knights Ferry Christmas Parade.

3:35 p.m. – Stanislaus Engine 26, Modesto Engine 27, and BC5 responded to a vegetation fire at Claus Road and Highway 108. Engine 26 arrived on-scene with a small vegetation fire in the river bottom. While extinguishing the initial fire another small fire was found in the same area and extinguished.



Battalion 2: Engine 26 crew attended a three-year-old’s birthday party.

Crews worked on auto extrication at Station 23 while removing items from the damaged FIU vehicle.

Captain training continued at Station 24 for a future promotional exam.

Battalion 5: Crews conducted station maintenance and apparatus checks.

Modesto Engine 28 participated in the Oakdale Christmas Parade and Festival.



Battalion 2: Crews completed weekly checks on Type three and six apparatus.

Battalion 5: Engine 27 assisted Oakdale High School fire science with interviews.

Battalion Chief test prep was conducted with candidates.



Battalion 2: 6:03 p.m. – A full MST residential working structure fire assignment responded to the 300 block of H Street in Waterford. Engine 24 arrived and reported light smoke from the front door. Crews located a small fire in the structure and quickly contained the fire after 2-Out and a water supply was established.

Battalion 5: Engine 28 assisted with interviews for the Oakdale High Fire Science program.

Engine 27 and BC 5 attended training for MST personnel preparing the upcoming Battalion Chief test.



Battalion 2: Fire based scenarios were discussed at Station 26 for E26 and Q22, topics focused at the Battalion Chief level as well as engine co-operations.

7:55 p.m. – Q22, E21 and BC2 responded to a reported pin in at Santa Fe and Yosemite. Two vehicles were involved, negative pin in, a total of four patients, two were trauma alerted, two delayed. Three ambulances transported the patients to area hospitals.

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

Crews trained on ground ladders and haz mat review.

Crews gave an orientation to the Oakdale area for a new firefighter to the MFD, Firefighter Langley.

9:59 a.m. – Engine 28 to North Yosemite and North Street for a motorcycle down. Crews arrived on scene to find a single motorcycle down in the roadway. One rider was treated and transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.

10:07 p.m. – Engine 28, Quint 22, and Battalion 5 to 26-Mile Road for a CO alarm with symptoms. Engine 28 arrived on scene to find the occupants of the home evacuated, with symptoms of CO exposure. Firefighters and Medics began treatment of the patients. Firefighters used the newly placed into service 4 gas monitor to find elevated levels of CO in the home. It was determined that the HVAC unit was not operating correctly and was secured. The home was ventilated, and all occupants refused transport.



Battalion 2: Companies completed engine and station maintenance.

Training was conducted at the company level.

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

Crews trained on new 4 gas air monitors.

Engine 27 and Battalion 5 trained on the Crewsence staffing program.