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Oakdale-Riverbank Fire Calls 9-20-23
Oak Riv Fire Calls

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. 12 through Monday, Sept. 18. Days not listed had no reports of significant incidents in this area.



Battalion 2: Engine 21, Engine 26, and BC2 attended FMA training at Crestwood Manor with other MST companies.

Battalion 5: 1:40 a.m. – Engine 7, 26 and Battalion 5 to Claribel and Squire Wells for a vehicle accident. Engine 7 arrived on scene with one vehicle involved and the roadway partially blocked. One patient was found and treated for minor injuries. The balance of the assignment was cancelled. The patient was transported to a local hospital for further treatment.

Crews completed weekly apparatus and equipment checks, along with station maintenance.

Engine 28 trained on boat operations and continued to break in the new water rescue boat.

Engine 27 trained on drafting, primary searches, and RIC operations.



Battalion 2: Engines 22 and 26 trained with the RAM.

Battalion 5: Crews completed daily apparatus and equipment checks, along with station maintenance.

Engine 28 trained on hose deployment incident scenarios.

Engine 27 trained on ropes, knots and systems.

9:36 p.m. – Engine 27 and Battalion 5 responded to Eucalyptus for an EMS CPR call. Firefighters and Medics arrived on scene with OPD performing CPR. Crews initiated ALS care, started pit crew CPR and placed the Lucas Device onto the patient. After eight minutes of care, ROSC was achieved. The patient was packaged and transported to a local hospital with one FF/Medic on board.



Battalion 5: Crews conducted apparatus checks and station maintenance.

Engine 27 and BC5 trained on arrival reports and assignments on structure fires and wildland fires.



Battalion 2: Station 26 trained on ladders.

Battalion 5: Crews completed company level training.

Engine 27’s crew provided a tour of Fire Station 27 for a local school.

3:19 p.m. – Engine 27, Engine 28, Truck 5 and BC5 responded to a potential structure fire in the 600 block of Branding Iron Street. Engine 27 arrived to find nothing showing and began to investigate. Engine 27 was unable to locate any issues with the 4-gas monitor and requested PG&E to respond to check the water heater in the garage. The balance of the response was canceled.



Battalion 2: 2:11 p.m. – MST companies and CalFire TCU engines responded to Turlock Lake for a reported vegetation fire. Brush 24 located two acres of dry vegetation burning at a moderate rate of spread. The fire burned 6.91 acres. Installation K wall barriers hampered access to the fire.

Battalion 5: Weekly equipment and station maintenance took place at Station 30.

Brush 29, Grass 27, and Water Tender 27 were committed to a grass fire in Battalion 2’s area.



Battalion 2: Engineer Nelson Henriquez retired from Stanislaus Consolidated Fire District after 16 years of service. He visited all SCFPD Stations and had lunch with Engine 23.

Engine 26 trained on ladder raises.

Battalion 5: Engine 28 and Battalion 5 assisted with Oakdale High School’s fire science program.

Crews continued the process of breaking in the new water rescue boat.



A retirement ceremony was held at Modesto Fire Admin for Battalion Chief Tony Miranda. Tony started his career in the fire service 27 years ago with the City of Oakdale and completed his final four years with the City of Modesto. All our communities appreciate your service and wish you many years in retirement.

The training division continued to make improvements to the RFTC.

Battalion 2: 9:23 p.m. – Engine 23, Engine 27, and BC2 responded to Claribel Road at Wellsford Road. Engine 23 arrived to find a single vehicle rollover with one minor patient. The patient was evaluated by Oak Valley Ambulance and CHP is investigating.

9:35 p.m. – Engine 22, Engine 9, and BC2 responded to Yosemite and Wellsford Road for a passenger car versus a commercial vehicle. Engine 22 arrived to find both drivers refusing medical treatment. Engine 22 secure both vehicles and assisted with traffic control.

Battalion 5: Crews completed daily apparatus and equipment checks, along with station maintenance.

Chief Tony Miranda raised his flag at Fire Station 28 on his last day before retiring after 27 years of service to our community.

Engine 28 continued to train on and break in the new boat.

Engines 26, 27, 28, 29, Truck 5 and Battalion 5 did a pre fire/orientation walk through of Oak Valley Hospital.