TheBattalion.tv Firefighter Series - Fire, EMS, Rescue, Training

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

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 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.

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. 

Oletha Bomb Squad detonates bombs

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.

Rescue Tools on Squad 27, Multi Dept. Rope Training above a stage then on-scene of a roll-over

Rescue 17 – a driver possibly on Heroin gets his high taken from him.

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.

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.

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