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In Pre-Production to return to Calaveras County

Hi there Battalion Members, we are attempting to keep you informed as to where we will be filming and broadcasting over the Summer, we start filming with the Calaveras Consolidate Fire Department starting 24/7 on July 9th. 

We will be filming at four new locations in the coming months and we will get better at keeping you in the loop.

Our Training Channel returns with LIVE broadcasts on July 12th, more on that in the coming weeks. 

Have a safe day,

The Battalion Production Crew


Happy Fathers Day!

A Father is a person who is loving and kind,
And often he knows what you have on your mind.
He's someone who listens, suggests, and defends.
A Father can be one of your very best friends!
He's proud of your triumphs, but when things go wrong,
A Father can be patient and helpful and strong
In all that you do, a Fathers's love plays a part.
There's always a place for him deep in your heart.
And each year that passes, you're even more glad,
More grateful and proud just to call him your dad!

We are sad to report the loss of a Brother

We raely report on the loss of firefighters, so many of the publications do such a great job, but in this case it's close to home, it was a firefighter from Prince Georges County Fire / EMS in Maryland, a department we consider home. 

Smoke-eater John Ulmschneider, 39, died after the shooting in the Washington D.C. suburb of Temple Hills around 7:30 p.m.

Firefighter Ulmschneider was shot dead and another was seriously injured after a suspect fired on them during a medical emergency call.

Volunteer Firefighters, this new show's for you; LIVE Fire Training

This is our second show with Calaveras Fire Consolidated District in Californa. This Department is a combination Department and this show will show you a Chief doing all he can to keep his department staffed with quality and well trained Firefighters. The Chief is  very involved witht the California State Firefighters Association that creats great training opportunities for its volunteers across the State. This Chied is all about safety and training. At this event they offered LIVE Fire Training, Ventalation and Forceable Entry, you should check it out. 

Our New Show tonight, Meet Calaveras Consolidated Fire

Battalion Viewers, people as how we pick departments to film? First of all, all of the Departments where we film find us, we learn about them and then decide why they may be a good department to film. As you know, we are not about the fires nor the patients, we are about the men and women on-the-job. The Calaveras Cosolidated Fire District is a new and young department with the normal growing pains, it's what they are doing with those pains that make this a good series with some great story.