New Station, Meet a PIO, Volunteer Chief and his Antique Engine, catch-a-fire
Station 26's newbie drives tiller this night while a seasoned veteran prepares to retire. We arrive on an EMS Call where an ederly patient with diabetes is crashing, hard of hearing and does not want to go to the hospital; just the reverse of most ederly that may just want someone to talk to and spend a quiet night at the hospital. The crew stay with the gentelman for hours feeding him peanut butter sandwitches and Dr. Pepper; he comes back to life on his own: a happy ending
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.
Morning, Engine 33 is out the door and down the road, they get on thier gear, Brian Stolly talks about being a Kentland man and a D.C Firefigher. We arrive on scene of vehicle accident. Back at the Station, a call comes in for a structure fire, both Engine 33 and Rescue 33 respond out the door. A day full of calls...then, we ride with one of the live-in volunteer firefighters in the buggy to a Box Call, this could be a fire...it's at the Six Flags Theme park and by the Radio Chatter, it's HUGE.
The Squad 3 crew jump in the back of the Rescue as the head out the door to a call, it's a vehicle accident with a person trapped, later, they do some shoring training in the station, the, a call comes in for a collups, all respond.
Snowing at Sta. 15, we ride with Woody on Truck,
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.
Caught cheating - shot behind both legs - with Engine 10
Sta. 9 with an Eng., Trk, and a B.C. Today it's Serrano who arrives on the scene of a major metal building collapse.
We started filming with the San Francisco Fire Department in 2003. It was our fight against prime-time television that drove us to the Internet. In 2007 we launched our series thinking it would only be one or two videos. In those days, you could put short videos on AOL, Google and Yahoo...then came this. This is the very first Battalion Series webisode. In those days we were only able to film until 11:00PM. It starts with the crews checking the rigs and the medical supplies, and an EMS call comes in. The engine company responds.