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Oakdale-Riverbank Fire Calls 4-17-24
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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, April 9 through Monday, April 15. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.



In recognition of dispatcher appreciation week, MST crews stopped by to express their gratitude for all the hard work the SR911 staff does every day.

Battalion 5: 5:35 p.m. – Engine 28, 27, Water Tender 27, and Quint 22 responded for a car fire threatening a house. On scene E28 quickly knocked the fire down and mitigated the threat to the house.



The Modesto Fire Department provided lunch for the dispatchers at SR911 in recognition of Dispatcher Appreciation Week. We appreciate our dispatchers for the hard work and dedication they provide to our citizens and emergency personnel throughout the year.

Modesto Fire crews rotated through Stations 5 and 15 to replace equipment in the RIC bags.

Battalion 2: Engine 26 trained on ropes and mechanical advantages.

10:20 p.m. – Engine 26 and BC5 responded to a medical aid for a cardiac arrest.

Battalion 5: E27 conducted probationary firefighter training on supply lines and ground monitors.

1 p.m. – Engine 27, BC5 and Q22 were dispatched to a vehicle accident. On arrival E27 found two vehicles and initially a total of five patients. It was quickly determined to only be two delayed patients and they were transported to hospitals.

3:32 p.m. – Engine 29 was dispatched to a burned downed travel trailer that was still smoldering. The trailer was located on Cooperstown Road east of Willms Road. The smoldering fire was extinguished, and CHP was contacted.



Battalion 2: 11:44 a.m. – Engines 9, 23, 24, 28, 33, and Quint 22 responded to a working residential structure fire in the 15000 block of Lampley Road in Hickman. Engine 24 was the first to arrive and reported a single-family home fully involved down a long driveway. Crews operated in a defensive mode and contained the fire. No occupants were home at the time of the fire; the house was a total loss. Stanislaus FIU is investigating the cause.

11:40 p.m. – A working residential fire was dispatched to the Dusty Lane and Albers Road area. Engine 23 was the first to arrive, and a vehicle on the canal bank was found on fire. The balance of the response was canceled, and E23 extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Battalion 5: Modesto Engine 27, Engine 28, Engine 29, and BC5 attended the 72nd Annual Oakdale Rodeo Parade.

7:30 p.m. – Modesto Engine 27, Engine 28, and BC5 responded to a vehicle accident with injuries at Rodden Road and North Oaks Drive. Upon arrival Engine 28 had one vehicle off the roadway into a fence. Engine 28 cancelled the responding balance as there was one patient with minor injuries.



Fleet services finished up the last day of MST wide pump testing.

Crews trained with probationary firefighters.

Battalion 5: Crews completed apparatus and station maintenance.

Crews conducted company level training.

10:58 p.m. – Modesto Engine 28 and BC5 were dispatched to an EMSCPR on Buck Meadows Drive. Engine 28 arrived to find an elderly patient in cardiac arrest and quickly began life saving efforts with ALS care by a Firefighter Paramedic. After 25 minutes of high-quality CPR ROSC (Return of Spontaneous Circulation) was achieved and the patient was transported to a local hospital with fire department personnel assisting with patient care while enroute.



Battalion 2: Engine 26 and Q22 trained at Station 17 on RIC operations with their respective probationary firefighters.

Battalion 5: Hudson the fire dog took the time to meet the community at the Oakdale Fire District board meeting. Battalion 5 and Chief Tietjen were also in attendance.

1:09 p.m. – Engine 29, Engine 27 and BC5 responded to 108/120 at Lover’s Leap for a vehicle accident. Engine 29 arrived to find 2” rock covering the roadway and with multiple vehicles that sustained damage from the rock being dumped on the roadway by a semi-truck passing through the area. Engine 29 provided patient care to the two patients on scene. Engine 27 assisted CHP with traffic control. Once all patients were transported the scene was turned over to CHP and Caltrans to remove the road hazard.



Battalion 2: Engine 26 had visitors from MJC Fire Science class for a station tour.

Battalion 5: Engine 28 conducted probationary firefighter training.

Crews used Truck 205 to clean large amounts of dirt and debris that had collected in Station 30’s gutters. Weekly maintenance on the station and apparatus was also performed.

Battalion 5 and members of the Oakdale Fire District Board attended the Valley Home MAC meeting.



Battalion 2: Stanislaus firefighters completed their peer support training.

Battalion 5: E27 trained in handline construction and tool maintenance and uses.