A day with the crew on Engine 12 starts off with a medical call; they responde to a baby being born in a car in the parking lot of a 7/11. The Engineer/Fireifhter that is very anal about keeping his Piece, that's what they call and engine or a truck; the firefighter is also a Fire Chief in Prince Georges County Maryland.
Lt. Duck is one of the very few that is always training his crews, Engine, Truck and the Ambo. It's been snowing and cold so he sets up training in the center of the apparatus floor; this is about trust your brothers.
We started filming with the San Francisco Fire Department in 2003. It was our fight against prime-time television that drove us to the Internet. In 2007 we launched our series thinking it would only be one or two videos. In those days, you could put short videos on AOL, Google and Yahoo...then came this. This is the very first Battalion Series webisode. In those days we were only able to film until 11:00PM. It starts with the crews checking the rigs and the medical supplies, and an EMS call comes in. The engine company responds.
JR and his cousing ride on Engine 10 to a fired
Morning, Engine 33 is out the door and down the road, they get on thier gear, Brian Stolly talks about being a Kentland man and a D.C Firefigher. We arrive on scene of vehicle accident. Back at the Station, a call comes in for a structure fire, both Engine 33 and Rescue 33 respond out the door. A day full of calls...then, we ride with one of the live-in volunteer firefighters in the buggy to a Box Call, this could be a fire...it's at the Six Flags Theme park and by the Radio Chatter, it's HUGE.
Rescue 17 – a driver possibly on Heroin gets his high taken from him.
Station 12, Firefighter DeWhitt behind the wheel arrives on scene of a medical call -- every medical is dangerous in San Francisco. Plus, the need for commercial building inspections for dangerous substance or building code violations.
Station 17, roll-call. The young Probie, you've seen him in several early webisodes....arrives to his first real roll call. And as usual, just after roll-call... he's transferred to Station 10; we'll catch up with him later. So, we hang with Rescue 17's crew, EMS call to a muni-bus, next call, smoke at a restaurant. Night falls, a call comes in, it's a structure fire just down the street and who do we find at his first fire?
Dedicated to the loss of the President of Kentland, Don "Patch" Ackers who in this show is behind the wheel of Squad 33 as they arrive on scene of a huge multi vehicle accident on the Washington D.C. Beltway. Multiple victims spread across the road. 1st responders tend to their patients. Later, volunteer Peter Johnson, who wants to become a Police Officer for P.G. County, arrives on scene in Rescue 33 for a SUV that has rolled over and down an embankment.This 24 ends arriving on scene of a structure fire, smoke and fire showing.
Lt. Duck at the Flash-Over trainer - crew runs calls