The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 468 incidents during the month of June. These included a total of 280 emergency medical service calls.
Turlock Fire responded to 20 motor vehicle accidents, and 29 commercial/residential fire alarms. There were a total of 28 fire type calls: three building fires, two vehicle fires, 14 grass/ rubbish fires, six Dumpster fires, one cooking fire, one electrical wiring type fire, one fire in mobile home, and one fire classified as "other." Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, water or steam leak, smoke checks, gas leaks, haz-mat, power lines down, and chemical spills.
NOTEWORTHY EVENTS: On June 5, Captain Manuel Drumonde arrived at work for his final 48 hour tour of duty. Drumonde retired after serving the citizens of Turlock for more than 34 years. There was a small ceremony held in his honor where we reflected on the impact he has had in the Turlock community.
Drumonde was instrumental and a driving force in the department's Toys for Tots program that later merged with Turlock Together. He can be seen all over Turlock in his familiar Santa hat in December collecting and delivering toys to families all over the city. Drumonde was one of the first firefighters to receive certification of Fire Officer before it became a requirement for captains, which, involves many hours to accomplish. He was an arson investigator for the Turlock Fire Department.
He has mentored and guided many young firefighters over the years and protected life and property. His dedication to the community doesn't stop at the Fire Department. Drumonde has supported and volunteered for many community functions and organizations throughout the years. The Turlock Fire Department would like to thank, congratulate, and wish him a happy and healthy retirement. We are proud of his accomplishments and service to the community.
CPR CLASS: The Turlock Fire Department, in cooperation with ASHI, will be hosting a CPR class on Sept. 7. The class will be conducted at Turlock City Hall building located at 156 S. Broadway -Yosemite Room. The class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The training will focus on adult and child/infant CPR/AED. Participants will be asked to make a $35 donation, $10 of which will go to ASHI for the cost of the certification card, $10 for administrative fees and supplies, and the remaining $15 will go to Turlock Fire Department in an effort to build a CPR mannequin replacement fund. Checks may be made to the City of Turlock.
The class must be paid for in advance to secure registration and space is limited. Final registration date is Sept. 3.
It is advised that participants wear comfortable clothing for the training. Refunds will be allowed 48 hours prior to class.
For more information, please contact Fire Administration at 668-5580.