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, Jan. 24 through Monday, Jan. 30. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.
MONDAY, JAN. 30
Members of the driver training program met at Station 17 to plan the 2023 driver training program schedule and topics.
Battalion 2: Probationary training and training was conducted at SR911.
Battalion 5: Crews completed Monday checks on apparatus and maintenance/clean up around fire stations.
Company level training was conducted with newly assigned firefighters.
SUNDAY, JAN. 29
Battalion 2: All Stations reviewed the commercial fire attack policy.
Battalion 5: Engine 28 assisted the Stanislaus County Sheriff bomb squad with opening a safe, once it was checked, and cleared of any explosives.
SATURDAY, JAN. 28
Battalion 5: 9:46 a.m. – Engine 28, E29 and BC5 responded to Milton Road and Highway 4 for the report of an injury accident. On scene crews found two cars involved with one off the roadway. Crews performed a rapid triage and a total of two patients were transported from the scene.
FRIDAY, JAN. 27
The Haz Mat team performed monthly training at Station 4. Crews critiqued a previous incident, went over care and maintenance for their entry suits and ran a scenario.
The fuel mitigation crews completed fuel reduction in the area of 9th and B streets in cooperation with the Fire Department’s Community Risk Reduction Division and Modesto City Parks.
Battalion 5: 1:08 a.m. – Engine 26, E7, E9, E27, E28, Q22 and Battalions 5 and 1 were dispatched to the area of Fourth Street and Atchison for a working structure fire. Crews arrived on scene to find a single-story abandoned residential structure well involved. Crews operated in the defensive mode until knock down was achieved, then transitioned into the offensive mode to conduct a search and completely extinguish the fire.
8:34 p.m. – Engine 29 was dispatched to Willms Road south of Highway 108/120 for a vehicle fire. Crews arrived with one vehicle fully involved.
THURSDAY, JAN. 26
Congratulations were issued to Probationary Firefighter Flood for successfully completing his 10-month test.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25
Crews rotated through the RFTC, and Command staff met with all Fire Captains.
Battalion 2: Companies attended MST Captain’s meetings. Crews also reviewed detail apparatus checks.
Battalion 5: The Fire Chief, Assistant Chiefs, and Operations Chief conducted Captain’s Meetings to cover the mission and goals of MST along with the expectations of Company Officer’s within MST.
11:30 a.m. – Assistant Fire Chief Tietjen, Deputy Chief Hunter, Engine 28, and BC5 attended the Mayor’s State of the City Address for the City of Oakdale given by Mayor Bairos. The Modesto Fire Department Honor Guard posted the colors at the event.
TUESDAY, JAN. 24
Crews worked on station maintenance and apparatus checks.
Battalion 5: 2 p.m. – Modesto E27, E28, Stanislaus Q22, BC5, and Fire Prevention conducted a walkthrough training at the new Belmare Senior Living Facility in Oakdale.