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Oakdale-Riverbank Fire Calls 3-20-24
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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, March 12 through Monday, March 18. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.



Battalion 2: 8:08 a.m. – Engine 9, Q22, and BC2 responded to Milnes at Church for a two vehicle accident. One patient was treated and scene was turned over to CHP.

Engine 26 passed their ALS inspection.

E26 and Q22 worked on firefighter hose evolution sign offs.

Battalion 5: 8:53 a.m. – Engine 28, Engine 27 and Battalion 5 were dispatched to an injury accident on Claribel Road at Bentley Road. While enroute, dispatch advised ambulance was on scene and all fire units could cancel.

8:57 a.m. – As Engine 27 was exiting their station for a vehicle accident on Claribel Road, they were flagged down by a parent with their baby who was not breathing. Engine 27 requested an ambulance and started BLS procedures. Upon evaluation, the baby was struggling to breathe. As the ambulance arrived, the baby was breathing much better and was transported to a hospital.

11:05 a.m. – Engine 29 was dispatched to the 26000 block of Cooperstown Road for a person not breathing. Upon arrival, the patient was declared deceased. Stanislaus County Sheriff investigating.

Crews performed weekly apparatus checks and yard maintenance.

Engine 27 and Engine 28 performed company level training focusing on hose pulls and laddering buildings.



Battalion 2: Firefighter Saavedra at Station 26 and Firefighter Lombrano at Station 22 raised the American flags for day one on the line.

Engine 26 participated in MST boat training.

Battalion 5: Firefighter Trapp raised the American flag for the first time today at Station 28.

Crews trained on boat operator signoffs to operate the water rescue boats.

8:03 p.m. – Modesto Engine 28, Engine 29, Stanislaus Quint 22, and BC5 responded to a vehicle accident with entrapment at the intersection of Orange Blossom Road and Horseshoe Road. Engine 29 arrived on scene of a solo vehicle accident and checked for injuries. The solo occupant of the vehicle was out of the vehicle and suffered minor injuries. The responding balance was cancelled, and the patient was transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital.

10:14 p.m. – Engine 21, Engine 23, Engine 24, Engine 27, Engine 28, Engine 29, Quint 22, Medic 1, BC2, BC5, and FIU were dispatched to a residential working structure fire at Kennedy Road and Highway 108 in Knights Ferry. Engine 29 arrived in the area and were unable to locate any fire. After checking the entire area with the assistance of Engine 28 and BC5; the responding balance was cancelled.



Battalion 2: 3:21 p.m. – Quint 22, Engine 23, and Battalion 1 were dispatched to the 1400 block of Church Street for an injury accident. A total of three patients were transported to local hospitals. CHP investigating.

Battalion 5: Crews completed daily apparatus and equipment checks.

Engine 28, Battalion 5, and Chief Hunter attended the opening ceremonies for Oakdale Youth Baseball and Softball. Chief Hunter threw out the first pitch as a tribute to first responders.

Crews trained on SCBA, hose deployments and ground ladders.

6:26 p.m. – Engine 29 and Battalion 5 to Orange Blossom Road for an EMS/CPR call. Engine 29 arrived on scene to find the patient in cardiac arrest. Firefighter/Paramedics immediately began ALS care, pit crew CPR and attached the Lucas Device. After 45 minutes of care with no change in the patient’s condition, the patient was declared deceased by a Doctor at MMC.



Battalion 2: All companies were busy rotating through various training events, Q22’s crew trained on ladders, medics rotated through and practiced with the new laryngoscopes, E26 worked on water streams and hose estimations, and E23’s crew trained with Battalion 1’s companies on water supply.

Battalion 5: Firefighter Ryan Cumberland raised the American flag on his first day on shift at Station 27.

Crews completed daily apparatus and equipment checks.

Engine 27 participated in career day at Magnolia Elementary School.



Battalion 5: 6:23 a.m. – Modesto Engine 28, Engine 29, Stanislaus Engine 24, and BC5 responded along with CalFire to a vehicle accident with entrapment in the 2000 block of La Grange Road. Upon arrival CalFire was already on scene of a two-vehicle head on collision and confirmed that there was negative entrapment. There were two immediate patients that crews assisted with packaging; one patient was transported by air ambulance and the other by ground ambulance to local trauma centers.

Engine 28 conducted low angle rope rescue systems training.



Battalion 5: 10:32 p.m. – Stanislaus Engine 24, Quint 22, Modesto Engine 29, and BC5 responded to a report of a vehicle accident with entrapment in the 2000 block of La Grange Road. Upon arrival crews had one vehicle off the roadway that had been overturned. Crews confirmed there were no occupants entrapped in the vehicle. There was one immediate patient that had been ejected from the vehicle that was taken by air ambulance to a local trauma center.



Battalion 2: Congratulations to Firefighter Perales and Firefighter Etcheverry for completing the 12-month written test.

Paramedic training was conducted with airway adjuncts at Station 26.

Battalion 5: Engine 28 attended monthly HAZMAT team training.

Battalion 5 companies attended quarterly drivers training with a focus on Type 3 and Type 6 engines.