Sta. 11, Father was a Captain here and now his son is the new Captain.
Lt. Duck at the Flash-Over trainer - crew runs calls
Battalion Chief Birkhimer shows us around the 1st Battalion
Station 10 crews - worker on the floor of a fast food drive-through
Ground breaking a new station, riding EMS calls, catch a fire
New Station, Meet a PIO, Volunteer Chief and his Antique Engine, catch-a-fire
Station 9, we meet the crew from Engine 9 with Captain Karey Wedemeyer on the "B" shift. The morning starts off with them getting new SCBAs, then, they catch a EMS run or two. Back at the Station, since it's the Captain's Birthday, everyone, including the cameraman, have to workout to one of Karey's workout DVD's, this should be fun. Late afternoon, a call comes in with a Cat stuck in a wall at an apartment complex, you'll find the the Captain is quite the animal lover, she actually works for a Pit Bull shelter in Fresno. 4:00AM, a call comes in, it's a structure fire.
Station 10's Firefighters talk about what it's like being part of the busiest station in the nation. Wagon Driver Greg Thompson recalls the unique experience of taking his son, and fellow recruit, on a training exercise -- a Live Burn. Now his son is a recruit. It's a family tradition in the making. Riding with the crew on engine 10, we respond to a fire, where they drop at the hydrant and pull a line. The next call is an EMS call where truck 13 arrives on-scene. Captain Donny keeps the guys on their toes on every call. Griff is riding on the ambo today, and he hates it. Back at the station we see what it's like to sit at the watch desk.
The 2nd half of this 48 with Eng. 3's "A" Shift. Firefighter Silva is on a strict diet and a full regiment of exercises; he takes advantage of whatever time he has in between the large volume of calls at Station 3. A call comes in for an additional engine needed at a fire out in the west side of town. There's no hydrants out here. They are called off and head back to the station. On the way, they drive through one of Fresno's many homeless camps. They have overtaken the Downtown Fresno Area and it has become a very dangerous place full of drugs, prostitution and people that prey on others. A call comes in and they are out the door...and so much more.
Firefighter/engineer Chris Garcia's family drops by for Easter Sunday with their Day. The guys are in the kitchen cooking up lunch when a call comes. They are down the pole and onto the rig and they arrive on scene to a shooting. The police had been in a pursuit of some gangsters in a black SUV. They found them, gave them a spin, and had to shoot. The guy they shoot is suspected to be a killer. Next up, a vehicle accident. Night falls and a call comes in for a commercial structure fire; Eng. 3's "A" Shift is 1st in on a Antique Store owned by a hoarder.