Firefighter Keola Park who you've see on Engine 3, is now part of the water rescue and USAR teams. He starts his day before his shift with a boot in his hand on a busy corner as part of the "Fill the Boot for Jerry's Kids" drive. As soon as he gets to the station, he starts cleaning; he likes clean. 1st call, a gas leak, then, off to water rescue training with the team at the pool...then; they all meet at the river with fast moving currents, for Keola, this is his first time. Afternoon shopping for the next 48 hours, back to the station for a sit down lunch, this is not a really busy station, but it's close to the water. Night, a call comes in, a man is standing on a giant road sign attached to crossing bridge high above the California 99 Highway, and he's cutting his wrists, the road is closed in both ways and he's got an audience.
More Fresno Fire Department
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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