The following is a listing of some of the local calls for service involving the Modesto Fire Department, which staffs Stations 27 and 28 in Oakdale; and the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department, covering the Riverbank area.
Calls were logged during the time period of Tuesday, June 8 through Monday, June 14. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.
SUNDAY, JUNE 13
Crews rotated through Station 17: tactics for commercial fires were discussed.
Probationary firefighter training was conducted at Station 17 in the afternoon.
SATURDAY, JUNE 12
4:25 a.m. – Modesto Engine 28 responded to a vehicle fire on North Stearns Road in Oakdale. Crews were able to extinguish the fire with no injuries reported.
Crews conducted weekly station maintenance.
FRIDAY, JUNE 11
8 a.m. – Engine 6 and Engine 10 conducted training with their probationary firefighters. Topics covered were ground ladders and proper techniques for placing ground ladders and setting up rope systems.
1 p.m. – Modesto water rescue 28 and Modesto BC 5 conducted training at Woodward Reservoir and met with deputies from Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department Marine Unit to discuss capabilities and resources and joint training.
4:20 p.m. – Modesto Engine 28 responded to a traffic accident in the city of Oakdale. E28 arrived on scene and found a small fire under the vehicle and power lines arcing. PG&E secured power and E28 extinguished the fire. E28 then assisted with cleanup of the transformer oil by placing dry sweep on the spill.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9
Annual SCBA flow testing continued.
11:13 a.m. – Modesto Fire and CAL FIRE responded to a vegetation fire along 26-Mile Road and Dorsey Road. The fire was surrounded by dirt roads and a canal and was contained to 15 acres.
5:34 p.m. – Engine 7 responded to an accident on Oakdale Road near Post Road. Two vehicles were involved. One struck the water connection to a nearby business. No injuries were reported.
TUESDAY, JUNE 8
Annual self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) flow testing was initiated for all the equipment.