TheBattalion.tv Firefighter Series - Fire, EMS, Rescue, 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.
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 Station 6 to Station 26 all in one night...food on the stove fire, Truck 4 on-scene at Metro Center underground train...a frequent flyer and the entired department knows her name.
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.
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Lt. Duck is one of the very few that is always training his crews, Engine, Truck and the Ambo. It's been snowing and cold so he sets up training in the center of the apparatus floor; this is about trust your brothers.
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.
Rescue 33 responding to a bus hits auto...supposedly...accident. You make the decision
Riding with Paul, the call; a vehicle accident
Ride-along with the Medic Captain covering his Division