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, May 16 through Monday, May 22. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.
MONDAY, MAY 22
Battalion 2: Boat 24, Boat 29, Boat 18, Boat 28 and the Stanislaus Sheriff’s Department trained on the Stanislaus River.
10:55 a.m. – Engine 26, Engine 27 and BC2 responded to Callander and Topeka for a vehicle accident. Engine 26 located two vehicles involved with two minor injuries. Riverbank Police are investigating.
Battalion 5: Crews attended Fire Prevention training at Fire Station 22.
Joint boat training was hosted on the Stanislaus River with Modesto Fire, Stanislaus Consolidated Fire and Stanislaus Sheriff’s boat crews participating.
1:22 p.m. – Engine 27, Engine 28, Engine 29, and BC5 responded for the report of a semi-truck that had rolled over between Knights Ferry and Oakdale. Engine 29 arrived to find a truck hauling lumber overturned, and the driver was trapped inside. Engine 29 and Engine 28 worked together to stabilize the truck and extricated the driver. Crews assisted removing the driver from the vehicle and the patient was transported to a local emergency room. CHP investigating.
SUNDAY, MAY 21
Battalion 5: Crews completed company level training.
Engine 28 and BC5 checked the vegetation fire from the previous shift for smoke/heat.
8:27 p.m. – Squad 11, Water Rescue 28, Escalon Fire and BC5 responded to a reported water rescue on the Stanislaus River near McHenry Recreation Area. Crews arrived at scene and located two subjects who were removed (non-injury) from the river by Escalon boat 1-1. Stanislaus Sheriff A101 assisted on scene.
SATURDAY, MAY 20
Battalion 2: Engine 26, Engine 24, and Quint 22 conducted Probationary Firefighter Task Book Training at Station 26. The training focused on rescue systems utilizing the Quint.
Battalion 5: Crews completed Saturday station cleaning, apparatus, and equipment checks.
Crews conducted probationary firefighter training.
4:42 p.m. – Engine 28 was dispatched to a reported vegetation fire in the 800 block of Yosemite Avenue in Oakdale. E28 arrived on scene and reported approximately 1.5 acres of vegetation on fire with a slow rate of spread. Additional units were requested to assist. Crews were able to stop the forward progress of the fire and contain the fire to 4.5 acres. Crews remained on scene for over two hours mopping up hot spots.
FRIDAY, MAY 19
Battalion 2: Training was conducted at the station level.
SFW office began setting up for a large RT-130 drill at Turlock Lake.
Battalion 5: Station 29 performed boat training in the Stanislaus River.
12:14 p.m. – Engine 28 was dispatched to the 1300 block of East F Street for a person altered. E28 arrived and reported the patient was in cardiac arrest. The patient regained pulses after 30 minutes of advanced CPR/ALS procedures and was transported to a local hospital.
7:07 p.m. – Engine 28, Engine 27, Engine 26, Engine 23, Engine 24, Quint 22 Battalions 5, BC2 were dispatched to a working structure fire in the 200 block of Adobe Creek Lane in the City of Oakdale. Engine 28 arrived with a working garage fire. The fire was quickly extinguished, and crews verified no extension in the living area. Red Cross provided assistance for the occupants and FIU investigating.
THURSDAY, MAY 18
Battalion 2: Crews rotated through training at the M&ET rail yard. Crews also attended fire prevention training at Station 22.
Battalion 5: Crews completed daily apparatus checks and station maintenance. Crews rotated through Fire Prevention Training at Station 22.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17
Battalion 2: 8:38 a.m. – Grass 29, BC2 and Cal Fire responded to the 28000 block of Cooperstown Road for a vegetation. First unit on scene located a 10x30 area that had been extinguished by locals.
Battalion 5: Crews trained on auto extrication in preparation for upcoming probationary tests and to get familiar with new equipment bought by the Oakdale Fire District.
6:39 p.m. – Water Rescue 28, 29, Engine 27 and BC5 responded for a person that flipped a kayak and was now stuck in some tree branches in the river. Boat 29 launched from their station and quickly contacted the victim. The subject was placed in boat 29 along with her kayak and brought to shore downstream; no medical need.
TUESDAY, MAY 16
Battalion 5: Battalion 5 crews attended Rail Safety Training provided by M&ET personnel.