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Crissy Field, a windsurfer needs to be rescued. 7 minute response time for Rescue 2 to scene. They arrive on scene and jump into action.
Rollover & Pump Testing With Calaveras Consolidated Fire Protection District: This webisode follows on of the firefighter/engineers with this Sierra foothills combination department. His day starts off arriving on-scene of a Toyota truck with a camper that had rolled over on the very curvy highway road not far from the Jenny Lind Station. With critical care hospitals so far away, most often a Helicopter must be called in to transport patients. The Chief of this mountain town is progressive with everything he does and a new heliport is on his agenda.
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.
First call, Engine 27 crew responds to a "Smoke Showing" call, they arrive on scene to a fire in a basement, creosote is the cause. Next, they arrive on-scene to an auto accident. Later in the day, a call comes in, Squad 27, also a pumper/engine, heads out the door, the arrive on-scene; it's a structure fire in a negihboring township. The crew drag a line to a window, it's another basement fire. Lot's of basement fires in New Jersey.
Station 33, 1:30AM – it's a quiet moment. They just finished cleaning the bay. Fire Chief Tony Kelleher sits in the Day Room watching television with the guys, it's sounds like it's been a busy day.
Oletha Bomb Squad detonates bombs
This morning, Chief Kelleher and the crew clean the rigs, the get thrashed in the winter; a call comes in, it's supporting a Hazmat Incident at NASA; it's by invitation only, and even then, you can't just walk in.
Rescue 17 – a driver possibly on Heroin gets his high taken from him.
Riding with Rescue 1 Downtown. This 24 starts with getting people out of a stuck elevator. Next, we visit the shop to pick up some parts. Lt. Joe Rainwater goes over procedures of stopping a fire. A call comes in for a fully involved fire downtown, just blocks away from the station, calls all day. Night, a call comes in for a fire showing in the upper floor of a Sechuan Gallery Chinese restaurant where illegally smuggled immigrants are suspected of living.
The Calaveras Consolidated Fire District is located in the foot hills of the Serra Mountains in Northern California where there are many lakes and streams in the 1st due area of this department. The Chief is young and progressive. He came in and sold off the older rigs and equipment to make his department lean and mean. Left with an older Pierce engine, he took some of the funds and just ordered a new Pierce soon to be delivered. You may have seen the shot of him in a meeting with the rep.