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?
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.
The crew of Truck 11 out of Station #11 start their 48 with one of the members from the crew getting their "Fit Test" for their SCBA Mask, then, it's time for shopping. An added protein to tonights dinner, Rattle Snake, night falls, a call come in for a vehicle accident, it's the next call where the "jaw of life" are needed to extricate police officers from their cruiser.
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
San Francisco Fire Water Division trains at a harbor. This is full on training.
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.
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 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.
Rescue Tools on Squad 27, Multi Dept. Rope Training above a stage then on-scene of a roll-over
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.