TheBattalion.tv Firefighter Series - Fire, EMS, Rescue, Training
This is Division, Station 7. A normal start: morning meeting, and checking the equipment and rigs. We go over some of the equipment for shoring in case of a collapse. Outside, we find the training tower. This is also where you find the office of the Division of Training. The crew gather for training on shoring with some of the departments specialists. E7 runs a medical call. Then they check out an area that has big grass fires this time of year. They check the roads and access, and then, the view of the city. You have got to see this. T7 responds to a fire alarm.
True Realiy and this was Truly Unscripted: The alarm goes off; firefighters scramble out the door and out to the rigs; we jump into the Buggy; we arrive on-scene at the Haunted House at Six Flags; it's fully involved and and it's HUGE. 1st in with water; Maine from Kentland Tower 33, drags a line with a Probie, and it's his 1st real fire and his eyes are the size of silver dollars.
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.
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
The Jersey Shore Boardwalk Fire began the afternoon of September 12th. I was filming with Westampton Township Emergancy Fire in New Jersey when the fire started. We watched the blaze take building after building on the big screen TV, I really wanted to filme this event when the call came in, the Assistant Chief was called out to set up the Staging Area, I jumped in the buggy with the Director of Operations and the Chief and off we went.
The Ute Mountain in Cortez Colorado is one of the first due areas for Cortez Fire Protection District, on this evening, Assistant Chief Bulke meets with members of the tribe. The sun comes up on Station One; it's Saturday morning training with the volunteers. Amongst others, this class has a high school senior and a Montazuma Sheriff as part of the class. That afternoon we come upon the Chief and several members and volunteers as they stuff envelopes that will go out to all of the citizens in their first-due. They have been working on a Levy tax in order to get some full-time paid staff to keep their city safe.
Fresno's PIO takes a 24 at Station 5, anything to get back on the fire ground.
Meet a young women that wants to follow in her father's footsteps. Then, the 1st woman fire investigator as she investigates a car fire. We also join E9 and Lieutenant Partly as she and her crew respond to an outside fire, then a call for a shooting where the shooters picked up after themselves. This is "Women on the Watch."
Across America, and around the world; there are cut-backs, brown-outs, and stations have closed. This story is about one of the many things that the Fresno Fire Department does RIGHT, and this is a big ones for us. Station 4, recently remodeled, has only had a Four-Man Crew manning the Tower-Truck, the USAR / Rescue rig, and they are also a part of Water Rescue Team for years.
We ride with the Medic Captain as he shows us around the maintenance yard -- the heartbeat of keeping the rigs on the road. E11 then responds to a car fire involving several vehicles on the city streets.