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, Sept. 5 through Monday, Sept. 11. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.
MONDAY, SEPT. 11
Crews performed weekly apparatus checks on all front-line equipment.
Battalion 2: Station 26 and the Fire Administration participated in a 9/11 memorial service to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the attack on America.
Battalion 5: Crews completed weekly apparatus and equipment checks, along with station maintenance.
Engine 29 and Battalion 5 attended the 9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony in Knights Ferry.
Engine 28, Battalion 5 along with OPD, CHP and Oak Valley Ambulance attended the opening ceremony of the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce First Responders Golf Tournament at Oakdale Golf and Country Club.
7:52 p.m. – Engine 27, 28 and Battalion 5 responded to Kaufman and Patterson roads for an injury accident, vehicle vs. pedestrian. Upon arrival, crews found one vehicle involved with one patient in the roadway. The single patient was declared deceased on scene. No other injuries were found. CHP is investigating.
9:23 p.m. – Engine 27 and Battalion 5 responded to West F Street near Lee Avenue for an injury accident, vehicle vs. pedestrian. Upon arrival, a single patient was found down in the roadway. CPR was initiated and ALS treatment was started. After 45 minutes of care, the patient was declared deceased. OPD and CHP are investigating.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 10
Battalion 2: Mid Valley IT made it to all stations to assist with email system upgrades.
Battalion 5: 6:05 p.m. – Stanislaus Engine 26, Modesto Engine 27, Modesto Truck 5, and BC5 responded to a potential structure fire in the 2000 block of Raintree Lane in Riverbank. Engine 26 arrived on scene with a small section of fence on fire and quickly extinguished the fire. The responding balance was cancelled
SATURDAY, SEPT. 9
After a weather event with dry lightning, crews responded to several vegetation fires throughout the MST service area.
MFD Explorers met and trained on search operations.
Battalion 5: 2:20 p.m. – Modesto Grass 27, Water Tender 27, Brush 28, Brush 29, BC5, and CalFire responded to a vegetation fire in the 13000 block of Lancaster Road for a report that the fire was caused by lightning. Crews arrived on scene of a small fire that had been extinguished by property owners and the responding balance was cancelled and diverted to another vegetation fire in the area of Sonora Road and Frankenheimer Road.
2:32 p.m. – Battalion 2, Brush 28, Brush 29, Grass 26, Grass 27, and Water Tender 27 responded with CalFire to Sonora Road and Frankenheimer Road for the reports of a lightning-caused fire. The fire was in an open field with no structures threatened. It was contained at 120 acres.
4:20 p.m. – Modesto Engine 9, Stanislaus Brush 23, Water Tender 23, and BC5 responded to a vegetation fire at Lon Dale Road and Valley Home Road. Engine 9 arrived on scene of a small roadside grass fire, Engine 9 cancelled the responding balance and extinguished the fire.
6:35 p.m. – Modesto Engine 28 and BC5 responded to a vegetation fire in the 1500 block of East G Street in the City of Oakdale for multiple reports of a tree on fire caused by lightning.
11:45 p.m. – Stanislaus Engine 26, Modesto Engine 27, and BC5 responded to a vehicle accident with injuries at Highway 108 and Adams Gravel Plant Road. Engine 26 arrived on scene with one vehicle involved and two patients with minor injuries. Both patients were assessed on scene and refused transport to the hospital.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 8
Battalion 5: Crews continued to work on breaking in the motor of new water rescue boat.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 7
The Modesto Fire Department celebrated the retirement of Fire Chief Alan Ernst after 26 years of service to the community.
Battalion 5: Engine 28 began the process of breaking in the motor on new boat.
Battalion 5 attended Regional Fire Authority meeting
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6
Crews performed weekly apparatus checks and maintenance on auxiliary apparatus.
Battalion 2: Crews completed station maintenance.
Engine 26 trained on new building construction in Riverbank.
Battalion 5: Crews cleaned the apparatus bay and outside landscaping at Station 30.
6:57 p.m. – Engine 28 and BC5 responded for an unresponsive 15-year-old. On scene crews found a male that lost consciousness and hit his head. Engine 28 and Oak Valley Ambulance performed CPR for 10-plus minutes before pulses were regained and the patient was transported with a firefighter on board to a local hospital.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 5
The Technical Rescue Team (Truck 1, Truck 5 and Squad 11) along with Turlock SQ32 performed tower rescue training utilizing the communications tower at Station 6.
Battalion 2: 5:49 p.m. – Engine 26 responded to an accident on Claribel Road just south of Claus Road. Two vehicles were involved, and one person was injured and taken to a local hospital by Oak Valley Ambulance.
Battalion 5: Crews conducted apparatus checks and station maintenance.
5:11 p.m. – Modesto Engine 27, Engine 28, Stanislaus Quint 22, and BC5 responded to a potential structure fire in the 800 block of Greger Street. Engine 27 arrived on scene of a two-story town house with nothing showing. Engine 27’s crew secured a gas valve on the cooking range and cancelled the responding balance.