Helmet cam video from a house fire on Forest Drive
On December 3rd, 2020, Stockton Firefighters responded to a 2nd alarm structure fire on Forest Drive. Crews arrived on scene to a single story, single family dwelling with heavy fire showing out all windows and threatening each surrounding home. This clip first follows the second due fire engine arrive on scene, knock down fire threatening the exposures, and then ‘backing up’ the first due unit in the house. The clip then follows the first due fire truck arrive on scene and perform Vertical Ventilation.
An important note about the actions on scene. Three exposures were threatened by fire and heat extending from the primary fire building. The quick actions by firefighters on scene saved those buildings- resulting in only minimal or no fire damage. In addition, Stockton Firefighters made an aggressive interior attack to search for possible life and save as much property as possible. These results were made possible by teamwork, quick & experienced actions, and an unyielding work pace.
The fire was under control in approximately 20 minutes after the first 9-1-1 report to our dispatch center.The fire was extinguished without incident or injury. Crews remained on scene for at least another hour for overhaul, restoring equipment, and conducting an investigation.
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The Stockton Fire Department consists of 12 firehouses that protect 350,000 people. Stockton Firefighters responded to approximately 50k emergencies in 2020. This includes an average of at least one working structure fire a day. We are proud to serve the citizen and City of Stockton, California.