Hydraulic extraction tools, better known as the Jaws of Life, can cut through metal like scissors through paper and have proven themselves to be invaluable in critical rescue missions. But they come with a hefty price tag, as the Turlock Rural Fire Department can attest.
The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 532 incidents during the month of July. These included a total of 309 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 27 motor vehicle accidents, and 23 commercial/residential fire alarms. There were a total of 35 fire type calls: 3 building fires, 4 vehicle fires, 14 grass/ rubbish fires, 5 Dumpster fires, 1 cooking fire, 2 excessive heat, scorch burns, 1 outside storage fire, 1 authorized controlled burn, 3 unauthorized burning, and 1 water vehicle fire. Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, fireworks explosion, water or steam ...
FRESNO - Turlock fire and police crews are helping battle the 'Rim' fire that spread into Yosemite National Park on Friday, causing authorities to urge more evacuations in nearby communities where thousands have already been forced out by flames marching through the timbered slopes of the western Sierra Nevada.
August 23, 2013|
BY GOSIA WOZNIACKA
With the crossing alarm clanging distantly down the tracks, emergency personnel peered into the crumbled wreckage of a four-door sedan that moments before was struck by a passing freight train in downtown Turlock, killing the 80-year-old woman behind the wheel.
Three months ago Tyler Murphy was living his dream. It was the tail end of his senior year at Turlock High, he was leading his record breaking Bulldog baseball team into the SJS Division I Finals, and the ink had already dried on a scholarship to pitch for St. Mary's College.
Firefighters remain busy as they battle nine major wildfires burning in California and are bracing for increased winds and lightning. Over 5,500 firefighters continue to battle the large fires and are making progress including the recent containment of two large fires. Several wildfires have already been sparked by lightning over the past 12 hours, including a new 200 acre fire in Kern County.
August 19, 2013|