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Oakdale-Riverbank Fire Calls 2-28-24
O-R 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, Feb. 20 through Monday, Feb. 26. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.



Battalion 2: Four academy firefighters began their ride time today.

Q22 trained with their academy rider on hose and ladders.

Engine 26 was requested to assist with getting a cat out from under a house in the 6200 blk of Jackson Road. They were unable to find the cat, however assisted with setting a couple of cat traps under the home.

Battalion 5: Crews completed weekly apparatus and equipment checks.

MST Crews trained on policy review in preparation for the upcoming 11 month written Probationary Firefighter test.

Crews trained on large handline deployment and hose management.

Crews checked the fire on Langworth from the previous shift.

7:39 p.m. – Engine 26, Engine 27, Engine 28 and Battalion 5 to Claribel and Bentley for an overturned big rig with pin in. Upon arrival, crews found a big rig hauling chicken feed on its side with the driver stuck on top. Firefighters used ground ladders to access the driver and assist him down. Firefighter/Paramedics then treated him for minor injuries. No fuel or oil was spilled. CHP remained on scene waiting for a big rig tow to upright the truck.



Battalion 2: Narcotic safes have now been installed and programmed on Engine 24 and 26 for future expansion of the ALS Program.

Both Quints trained at Frito Lay and obtained valuable safety information about the local fleet of AFV vehicles on the road in this area.

Battalion 5: 9 a.m. – Modesto Engine 9, Engine 27, Engine 28, Engine 29, and BC5 conducted training in Oakdale focused on commercial fire attack.

5:44 p.m. – Engine 7, Engine 9, Engine 26, Engine 27, Engine 28, Quint 22, Water Tender 6, Water Tender 21, Water Tender 27, BC1, BC5, FIU, and Medic 1 responded to reports of a residential working structure fire in the 7000 block of Langworth Road in Oakdale. Upon arrival Engine 27 had a large wood frame shop with fire through the roof. Crews operated in the defensive mode to contain the fire to the shop with the use of three water tenders providing a rural water supply. Knockdown on the fire was completed one hour into the incident followed by several hours of overhaul to fully extinguish the fire. FIU is investigating the fire.



Battalion 5: Crews completed apparatus checks and station maintenance.



Battalion 2: Boat 24 and Boat 29 trained on the Tuolumne River with the high-water conditions.

Battalion 5: 2:05 a.m. – Engine 29, Engine 28, Engine 27 and BC5 responded for a vehicle roll over on Orange Blossom and Horseshoe Road. On scene crews were unable to locate the driver. The scene was turned over to CHP.

Engine 28 assisted the Oakdale High fire science program with EMS skills.



Battalion 2: Battalion 2 crews rotated through mask fit testing.

Stanislaus Consolidated firefighters in the paramedic program met with Doctors Medical Center and created a schedule for clinicals.

5:23 p.m. – Engine 7, Engine 26, Engine 9, Engine 27, Squad 11, Truck 5, BC5, BC1 and Medic 1 responded to a working residential structure fire in the 5400 block of Corbett Court in the City of Riverbank. Engine 7 arrived to find a large two-story single-family residence with fire showing from a second-floor bedroom. Crews operated in the offensive mode, quickly containing the fire. Two additional engine companies (Engine 3 and Engine 12) were requested and utilized on scene. The fire is currently under investigation.

Battalion 5: Crews rotated through Fire Station 15 for annual SCBA fit testing.

BC5 and Training 1 met at Baseline Camp to discuss future training with CalFire.

Engine 27 and OPD escorted the Oakdale High School girls soccer team out of town to play in the Section final game.



Battalion 2: Engine 24 and E23 met and worked on Brush 24 task book sign off’s.

BC2 met with BC Burns from Ripon to discuss boat launch locations on the San Joaquin side as well as the Stanislaus side to see if putting Boat 12 in service is plausible.

Battalion 5: 6:37 a.m. – Engine 28, Engine 29, Quint 22 and Battalion 5 to Morrison Road for a potential structure fire. Crews arrived on scene with a smell of smoke in the residence after the homeowner turned the HVAC system on. Firefighters found a burned belt and secured the power. Engine 29 remained on scene ventilating the residence.

4:04 p.m. – Engine 27, Engine 28 and Battalion 5 to Highway 108 and Mondo for a vehicle accident. Firefighters arrived on scene with two vehicles involved and the roadway clear. After evaluating all involved parties, everyone refused treatment and transport. CHP remained on scene.

Crews completed daily apparatus and equipment checks.



An MST wide briefing was conducted for all stations.

Battalion 5: Crews completed daily apparatus and equipment checks.

Crews rotated through annual fit testing for self-contained breathing apparatus.

4:57 p.m. – Engine 29 to Highway 108 and Tulloch Road to assist CalFire with a vehicle accident.