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Oakdale-Riverbank Fire Calls 7-7-21
It was a busy time for firefighters as Water Rescue units 29 and 28 responded to numerous calls for service on the Stanislaus River over the Fourth of July holiday period. Modesto Fire Department Photo

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 29 through Monday, July 5. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.




All stations performed weekly equipment maintenance and apparatus checks.



Crews were kept busy throughout the day with above average calls for service during the holiday festivities. Fireworks related vegetation fires, trash fires and potential structure fires peaked as the use of aerial fireworks was abundant this year. There were two known fireworks related injuries. One was in Oakdale and one in Modesto. The injuries were major to hands in both cases.

1035 a.m. – Units from Modesto Fire Department and Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District were dispatched to the report of a vegetation fire as the result of sparks from a wheel. Units were unable to locate a vegetation fire, but a vehicle fire was reported and related to the incident.

Water Rescue 29 and 28 responded to numerous calls for service on the Stanislaus River. Fortunately, none resulted in serious injuries.

9:15 p.m. – Units responded to the 1900 block of East F Street in Oakdale for a potential structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find less than a quarter acre of dry grass on fire near some mobile homes. The fire was quickly extinguished without any damage to property.



3:46 p.m. – Crews responded to Knights Ferry for the report of a water rescue. One subject was found and removed from the water. They were transported by air ambulance to a trauma center.



Engine 26 and Engine 27 conducted training today.



Crews rotated through Station 5 for wildland training and sign offs.



EMS quarterly training was conducted at Station 17.

2:25 p.m. – Engine 28 and Battalion Chief 5 assisted Oak Valley and PHI with a jet ski accident at Woodward Reservoir.



The Training Division conducted Multi Casualty and Mass Casualty Incident training.

Probationary Firefighter training was conducted at Station 17 on removing a victim from a second story window.