TheBattalion.tv Firefighter Series - Fire, EMS, Rescue, Training
From Station 6 to Station 26 all in one night...food on the stove fire, Truck 4 on-scene at Metro Center underground train...a frequent flyer and the entired department knows her name.
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.
Morning at Station 7, the Division of Training. First off, the morning meeting with the Chiefs, Fred and crews pay close attentions. The Chiefs have a location to train, the entire Battalion arrives for this huge opportunity to train at an abandoned Hospital very soon to be demolished to make way for a new one. Division Chief Cardinal and the Battalion Chiefs come up with a plan for a major evolution, all hands on deck.
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
Station 13, Water Rescue Teams Train at the pool, then the swift water of the river. A Desperate man bleeds our from ontop of a freeway CA99 road sign, the freeway shuts down and their's a standoff.
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.
Station 3, Engine 3 "A" Shift with Captain Palmer. Travelers are Firefighters without a Station for a home. They cover firefighters at stations in a Battalion. Today, we are with Firefighter David Ramirez as he works in the kitchen on some chow, medical calls and a structure fire.
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."
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.
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.