Engine 5, with Mike Alvarez behind the wheel, arrives at Pizza Joint where other engine companies are on-scene of what could be an electric fire. The Captain explains the call. Then, we attend a special event for the Department with Captain Wahnless, it's a MUD VolleyBall game, it's a department tradition. Then, to the store to shop for chow. A call comes in, it's a vegetation fire, Engine 5 responds. They arrive on-scene of a huge vegetation fire along the freeway. Engine 9 takes the top road. The Department of Forestry rigs are on there way to a fire and they stop to help, but have to hit the road before the fire gets under control. Zippy, the Driver/Engineer on Engine 5 finds out he has made Captain, the B.C. drops by for a congradulations. Mike on Engine 5 takes control of the Deck Gun and plummets water across the side of the hill. It takes a few hours get get it wet enough for safety. The final crews share a meal, some great sandwiches brought to them on-scene. Late night, a call comes in, it's a structure fire, when Engine 5 arrives they are assigned to "Salvage" in Fresno, the firefighters take care of the homeowners property as if it were their own. They want to make sure that if there is anything to hand over to the family, they get it done. 1st Class Act.
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Established in 1866, the San Francisco Fire Department is rich in tradition and history. From the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906 to the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989, the Department has grown to meet the many challenges along the way. This department serves an estimated 1.5 million people, providing fire suppression and emergency medical services to the residents, visitors and workers within San Francisco's 49 square miles. www.sf-fire.org
San Diego Fire serves the community of San Diego by providing the highest level of emergency/rescue services, hazard prevention and safety education ensuring the protection of life, property and the environment. www.SanDiegoFire.org
Established in 1877, the Fresno Fire Department is one of the oldest departments in the United States, rich in history and tradition. Today, the department strives to be an innovative and progressive organization in order to meet the changing demands of the city and the fire districts, which the department provides service to. www.FresnoFire.gov
The Calaveras Consolidated Fire Protection District (Cal-Co Fire) was formed on July 1, 2013 through a Joint Power Agreement between Jenny Lind and Foothill Fire Protection Districts. Cal-Co Fire covers roughly a 163 square mile area in the western portion of Calaveras County. www.CalCo.org
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