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?
We ride with the crew from Engine 6 as they help open a stuck elevator and later that night they find a Ford F100 in flames. More info to follow...
B.C. Serrano at Division- a call comes in, it's a structure fire, we arrive on scene- it's an auto on fire in the open carport under an apartment building, this can be very dangerous in any city, the battalion is on scene. Back at the station, then, Rescue 2 responds to a call. Back at the station we experience one of the huge dangers at fire stations across america; but this is changing. Fuel Pumps close enough that all the fumes rise through the building, a building where men and women sleep upstairs; you all know what's happening here.
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.
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.
Station 4 "C" Shift. The four man crew staffs the Tower Ladder Truck, The USAR Rig that is also used for Water Rescue; they wish they could be a combination station again. This 48 starts out with a the team going over the equipment necessary for finding victims of an earthquake that may be stuck under the rubble. Time to go shopping for chow for the next 48 hours and, back at the station, they cook their lunch. As busy as this station is, they still find time to exercise. A call comes in – its a big roll of something in the water canal, possibly a wrapped body.
Ground breaking a new station, riding EMS calls, catch a fire
Truck 4's "C" Shift arrives on scene of the trailer on fire that possible dangerous with an LP gas tank. The Fresno Fire Department sets a great example in many things, and one is their respect for the people in their homes and their personal goods, the truck crew starts salvage. Late afternoon, a call comes in as smoke in the back of a Dollar Store
New Station, Meet a PIO, Volunteer Chief and his Antique Engine, catch-a-fire
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.