TheBattalion.tv Firefighter Series - Fire, EMS, Rescue, Training

Rescue Tools on Squad 27, Multi Dept. Rope Training above a stage then on-scene of a roll-over

This morning, Chief Kelleher and the crew clean the rigs, the get thrashed in the winter; a call comes in, it's supporting a Hazmat Incident at NASA; it's by invitation only, and even then, you can't just walk in.

This 24/7 starts with roll-call at Station 17, this roll-call includes Deputy Chief Whiting, now the Assistant Chief. The Columbus Fire Department maintains the hydrants so seasonally, twice a year, they all must be tested, maintained or reported for service. Next, a tour of the Rescue rig with one of the technicians, he shows us the tools they use. Next, we ride on Engine 17 to a vehicle fire, it's blazing, then, a man down on a bike, then they catch another call, busy station.

H2 Firefighter and Rescue Professional James Draper talks about "Being on the job." Morning meeting with the Team, We ride with Rescue 2 to a school where the demonstrate is what to do when the Fire Emergency Bell goes off. Then, a medical and later in the afternoon, a small structure fire. In San Francisco, an small tool shed can burn up a block, these homes are inches apart and very old wood, no fire block; need we say more?

San Francisco Fire Water Division trains at a harbor. This is full on training.

Station 33, 1:30AM – it's a quiet moment. They just finished cleaning the bay. Fire Chief Tony Kelleher sits in the Day Room watching television with the guys, it's sounds like it's been a busy day.

Rescue 3, riding in the rear of the Squad we arrive on scene at an upper end Washington D.C. condo building to open an elevator that has shut down. Rescue returns to the station. Late night, a call comes in, we find Arson Investagator Chris Holmes from Rescue 3 Squad who is also an Arson Investagator, he is on-scene of a row-house fire that just got put out.

Station 13, Water Rescue Teams Train at the pool, then the swift water of the river. A Desperate man bleeds our from ontop of a freeway CA99 road sign, the freeway shuts down and their's a standoff.

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?

The crew of Truck 11 out of Station #11 start their 48 with one of the members from the crew getting their "Fit Test" for their SCBA Mask, then, it's time for shopping. An added protein to tonights dinner, Rattle Snake, night falls, a call come in for a vehicle accident, it's the next call where the "jaw of life" are needed to extricate police officers from their cruiser. 

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