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. 19 through Monday, Sept. 25. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.
MONDAY, SEPT. 25
Battalion 2: Companies completed daily station maintenance.
Companies rotated through the RFTC for blood draws.
Battalion 5: Water Rescue 29 assisted CHP and Sheriff’s Office with retrieving an abandoned vehicle from the Tuolumne River near the Basso Bridge.
Engine 27, Engine 28 and BC5 responded to Claribel and Bentley for two-vehicle accident with power lines down. Crews arrived to find negative injuries and provided traffic control until PG&E arrived to secure the power.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 24
Battalion 2: 3:34 a.m. – A full structure response was sent to the 14000 block of Yosemite in Waterford for a house on fire. Crews worked in the defensive mode on a single-story residence. The fire was controlled after 45 minutes.
E26 responded to the Riverbank skate park for a small vegetation fire
Battalion 5: 12:48 a.m. – Engine 27, 28, Truck 5 and Battalion 5 responded to Willowood Drive for a potential structure fire, smell of gas inside the residence. Upon arrival, crews found a pilot light that was out. The response was scaled back to one unit and PG&E was notified to respond.
Crews completed daily apparatus and equipment checks, along with station maintenance.
Engine 27 and Engine 28 trained on seven-month test preparation, including forcible entry and rotary saw work, also area familiarization.
10:35 a.m. – Engine 9, E3, E5, E7, E26, Truck 5 and Battalions 1 and 2 were dispatched to the 2600 block of Dardanelle Drive for smoke and fire coming from a floor electrical outlet. E9 arrived with a two-story residential structure with nothing showing from the exterior. Upon further investigation, crews identified an outlet that was burnt. The breaker was tripped. The balance was canceled while E9 and Truck 5 secured the outlet.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 23
Throughout the day, MST Truck, Quint, and Squad companies participated in a truck academy focusing on residential and commercial ventilation at Station 17.
Battalion 2: 2 p.m. – Engine 24, Engine 23, and BC 2 responded to F Street and Bonnie Brae in Waterford for a vehicle accident. Two patients were treated for minor injuries.
Battalion 5: Crews completed daily apparatus and equipment checks, along with station maintenance.
Engine 27 and 28 trained on rope rescue systems and victim packaging.
1:42 p.m. – Engine 27, 28, Truck 5 and Battalion 5 responded to West H Street for a potential structure fire, smell of smoke inside the business. Crews arrived on scene with nothing showing from a one-story medical office. After investigating, crews found a rooftop HVAC had taken in smoke from a neighbor’s BBQ.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 22
Battalion 2: Engine 24 and 26 attended the Homecoming parades in their respective cities.
Battalion 5: Crews conducted training and station clean up and maintenance.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 21
Battalion 2: Training and station maintenance were conducted at the station level.
Captain Travis Grapes was sworn in at last night’s SCFPD board meeting. He continues training on a 40-hour work week until October 1 when he will be assigned to C-shift at Station 26.
Battalion 5: Modesto Engine 28 and Engine 29 conducted hose line stretch and residential fire attack considerations training in 28’s FMA, Fire Management Area.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20
Battalion 2: Engine 23 and Engine 24 trained on drafting.
Battalion 2 members attended the Capital Purchasing Committee meeting.
Battalion 5: Battalion 5 attended the HAZMAT drill at 830 Scenic Drive.
Engine 27 and 28 conducted company training on hose evolutions.
Engine 27 attended UAV program meeting.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 19
Battalion 2: Battalion 2, Engine 22, and Captain Johnson worked with new Captain Grape on RMS and Incident Command.
Engine Companies trained at the company level.
Station maintenance was completed at all stations.
Battalion 5: Grass 27 and Water Tender 27 assisted at Oakdale High School fire science program.
Water rescue 28 continued to break in new boat.