TheBattalion.tv Firefighter Series - Fire, EMS, Rescue, Training
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?
From training to saving a life, and it's not even noon.
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.
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.
Biker down - Let's see the tools.
Engine 13 takes a call in a local neighborhood. The crew arrives to find that the victim in a possible suicidal attempt is a close friend of the Captain.
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.
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.
The night ends with a structure fire started by an electrical problem created by a contractor doing an re-model. All engine companies must test their hose lines periodically, and today is that day for the "A" Shift. Late afternoon, a hot-water heater fire in a garage destroysa young girl's birthday, and then late night, a call comes in for a commercial fire at an office complex. This is where we first meet Captain Oney Durney, who is nearing retirement and a is true Fireman's Fireman; he's always training.
Riding with the crew on Engine 54 as we arrive on-scene