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Oakdale-Riverbank Fire Calls 4-3-24
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, March 26 through Monday, April 1. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.



Crews trained probationary firefighters on forcible entry techniques.

Battalion 2: 2:11 p.m. – Engines 23, 24, and 4456 responded to a four-vehicle accident in station 25’s area. Crews arrived to find four vehicles involved with two minor injuries. Engine 24 handled the accident, and the balance was canceled.

Battalion 5: 5:09 a.m. – Units were dispatched to the 400 block of Church Avenue in Oakdale for an unknown type of fire in the carport area. E28 arrived on scene and after investigating he upgraded the fire to a working fire response. Crews located an area inside the adjoining apartment that had fire extension. Crews were able to keep the fire to the one unit with minor damage.

Crews completed Monday apparatus and equipment checks.

Crews trained with probationary firefighters at Station 17.



Battalion 2: Crews completed EMS inventory.

Battalion 5: Crews performed company level training.

Crews completed weekly station cleaning and maintenance as well as apparatus checks.



Battalion 2: Engine 26 participated in the Easter event at Save Mart and completed some company level training on air bags.

Battalion 5: Modesto Junior College fire academy trained in Station 29’s area. The training was provided by Cal Fire and the US Forest Service.

7:13 p.m. – Engine 27 responded to the report of a vehicle on fire in the community of Valley Home. On scene they had a small pickup that had become stuck in the mud and then caught fire.



Battalion 2: 1:42 p.m. – Engine 26, Engine 27, Engine 9, Engine 7, Engine 28, Quint 22, BC5 and BC1 responded to a working residential structure fire in the 3700 block of Kentucky Avenue in the City of Riverbank. Engine 26 arrived to find light smoke from the attached garage and crews quickly contained the fire.

2:45 p.m. – Engine 23 responded to Jantzen Road for an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg. A tourniquet was used to control bleeding and the patient was transported to Memorial.

Battalion 5: Battalion 5 companies attended training at Station 28.

7:42 p.m. – Engine 28, Engine 24 and BC5 responded to Crow Road for the report of a single vehicle into a power pole. On scene crews located a van that had sheared off a power pole and was wrapped up in live power lines. Power was secured by PG&E and the driver was declared deceased. The scene was turned over to the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office and CHP.



MST companies participated in quarterly drivers training that was conducted at Station 17 focusing on Type 3 and Type 6 fire apparatus.

Battalion 2: Apparatus and station maintenance was performed by all companies.

Training was conducted at the company level.

B shifts Q22 crew continued their rope rescue tech training in Stockton.

Battalion 5: Crews completed daily apparatus and equipment checks.

10:33 a.m. – Engine 27, Engine 28 and Battalion 5 to Big Oak Court for a vehicle fire. Engine 28 arrived on scene with a travel trailer on fire with no structures threatened. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire without incident. One patient had burns to his hands and face. He was evaluated by the Engineer/Paramedic from Engine 27. The patient refused all medical treatment and transport. The FIU was on scene conducting a cause and origin investigation.



An EMS recognition event was held at the AMR headquarters for Modesto Fire and AMR personnel who were successful in a field save back in October 2023. MST companies participated in quarterly drivers training that was conducted at Station 17 focusing on Type 3 and Type 6 fire apparatus.

Battalion 2: Engine 26 trained on the RAM and hose lays.

Battalion 5: Crews completed daily apparatus and equipment checks.

Companies trained on ropes systems and an introduction to vehicle extrication equipment.



Battalion 5: Modesto Water Rescue 28 and Water Rescue 29 conducted Boat Operator signoffs on the Stanislaus River in Knights Ferry.

6:20 p.m. – Stanislaus Engine 26, Quint 22, and BC5 responded to a rescue in the area of Jackson Avenue and Morrill Road for reports of a vehicle into a canal. Engine 26 arrived on scene and confirmed that there was no one inside the vehicle and cancelled the responding balance.