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

Station 7, Division in the heart of the Mission District of San Francisco, prominently Latino, but becoming more of the hipsters everyday. Eng. 7 is out the door to a medical call at the trolley terminal, later in the night, a call comes in from the smell of smoke coming from a garage, the Battalion arrived on-scene, did we mentioned, in San Francisco food on the stove can burn an entire block.

The 2nd half of this 48 with Eng. 3's "A" Shift. Firefighter Silva is on a strict diet and a full regiment of exercises; he takes advantage of whatever time he has in between the large volume of calls at Station 3. A call comes in for an additional engine needed at a fire out in the west side of town. There's no hydrants out here. They are called off and head back to the station. On the way, they drive through one of Fresno's many homeless camps. They have overtaken the Downtown Fresno Area and it has become a very dangerous place full of drugs, prostitution and people that prey on others. A call comes in and they are out the door...and so much more.

At Station 9 we continue this night with smoke showing at a school we ride with Battalion Chief Sorrano, next up, we ride with the crew from Engine 9 to a vehicle accident on the 101, The next morning, we are back at Station 11 riding with Truck 11, an alarm has gone off at at school. Next up, it's a call with the crew on the engine and these are the Medical EMS Calls that can kill a first responder. Its now madatory to wear gloves, but it should be MANADATORY TO WEAR GOGGLES as we see why, the Pathogens that can kill a 1st Responder.

Ride with E38 and Medic 38 as they respond to medical calls -- bus vs. pedestrian – and then a blackout keeps them busy.

From training to saving a life, and it's not even noon.

Battalion Chief Birkhimer shows us around the 1st Battalion

Ride on one of the fastest fire boats in the word

Sta. 11, Father was a Captain here and now his son is the new Captain.

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.

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.

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