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Oakdale-Riverbank Fire Calls 5-18-22
Grass Fire
Accessing a brush fire along Highway 108 opposite Claus Road in Riverbank on Thursday, May 12 proved difficult for responding fire agencies, but the fire was contained to about a half-acre. 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, 28, 29 and 30 in Oakdale, Knights Ferry and Valley Home; and the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Department, covering the Riverbank area.

Calls were logged during the time period of Tuesday, May 10 through Monday, May 16. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.



Several members of the department started the engineer’s academy at the RFTC. Crews worked on various aspects of operating and driving various pieces of fire apparatus. Turlock and Stanislaus Consolidated also had members attending the training.



Crews conducted probationary training on various skills preparing for their upcoming probationary test.

Engine 28, Engine 29, Engine 27, and Stanislaus Engine 26 completed a low-angle drill.

8:16 a.m. – Engine 28, Engine 29, Farmington Engine 4-1 and BC5 responded to a medical aid on Highway 4. The patient was flown from the scene by air ambulance to a local emergency room.



3:21 p.m. – Engine 29, Water Rescue 28, Water Rescue 26 and Battalion Chief 5 responded to a single vehicle into a pond along Orange Blossom Road. One patient transported by ground to ambulance to Memorial Medical Center and one patient by air to Doctors Medical Center that eventually succumbed to injuries.



10:24 a.m. – MST units responded to Highway 108/Claus Road in Riverbank for a vegetation fire. Crews were faced with access and traffic issues. The fire was estimated at less than half an acre.



MST crews rotated through Station 22 for quarterly EMS training.

12:55 p.m. – E29, G27, WT27, BC5, and CalFire Units responded to a grass fire east of Lovers Leap on Highway 108. Crews were committed for two hours with extinguishment and mop up.

2:15 p.m. – G28 responded with Stanislaus Consolidated and CalFire to a vegetation fire at Turlock Lake. Crews were committed over six hours on an estimated 55 acres.



With a heavy heart, several members of the department and other agencies were able to honor and pay respects to a fallen member of our department. A procession escorted him to the funeral home in Oakdale from Modesto. Modesto Police Department also assisted with the escort.