TheBattalion.tv Firefighter Series - Fire, EMS, Rescue, Training
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 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.
From training to saving a life, and it's not even noon.
Station 12, Firefighter DeWhitt behind the wheel arrives on scene of a medical call -- every medical is dangerous in San Francisco. Plus, the need for commercial building inspections for dangerous substance or building code violations.
Battalion Chief Birkhimer shows us around the 1st Battalion
Night, after a long day, a call comes in, it's a structure fire, smoke showing, Engine 33 and Twoer 33 respond. The Deputy Chief is driving the engine, he stops at the hydrant, the Tower drives by and lands in the driveway of the structure. The pull lines, the enter the front door of the home, outside, they start to ventalite, the door is opened and we are inside the garage. After enough water has been used, the thermal imager camera is brought in to make sure that evey ember is out. Back at the station
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.
Station 3, Engine 3 "A" Shift with Captain Palmer. Travelers are Firefighters without a Station for a home. They cover firefighters at stations in a Battalion. Today, we are with Firefighter David Ramirez as he works in the kitchen on some chow, medical calls and a structure fire.
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.
It's 4th of July in San Francisco and we ride with Medic 2 to the the park – it's a head gash. We then follow Rescue 2, a few calls with E7, they help a man who just wants to talk to somebody. The Captain takes his time and shows the man respect. Next it's a possible fire in an apartment building which leads to a busy night including a large vegetation fire. Meet the B.C. who is about to retire and Division Chief Frank Cardinale.