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US&R SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION
Monday, May 23, 2016 
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During the course of the week personnel of the department, part of the Fort Bend County Technical Rescue Team, completed Structural Collapse Technician 5 training at Texas A&M Disaster City. The course, the highest offered in the nation for response to such incidents, found students breaching concrete while suspended from the side of buildings, advanced cutting operations and other grueling operations conducted in the Texas heat, humidity and rain. Upon completion of the course Captain Jose Magana, Lieutenant Clint Krenek and Fire Fighter Dylan Merchant received certification as US&R Specialist of which there are less than 100 in the United States. The department is extremely proud of their efforts to be as ready as possible should such an event occur.This training was completely voluntary and undertaken to become the best they could become to serve the community.

 
FF Merchant and Captain Magana
   FF Merchant and Captain Magana
   
NEW DEPARTMENT MEDICAL PERSONNEL
FF Bayes, FF Lawson and Lt Armagost
   FF Bayes, FF Lawson and Lt Armagost
Saturday, May 14, 2016 
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Following months of class, hospital rotations and EMS ride-a-longs today the department welcomes 4-new EMT personnel. This afternoon, with the final step of protocol testing completed, Lieutenants Brian Armagost and Jerry Parker and Fire Fighters Tim Lawson and Matthew Bayes become functioning medical personnel of the department. Not only does this increase the number of EMS certified personnel, additionally in the coming weeks an additional 4-personnel are planned to be cleared as functioning EMS personnel significantly enhancing department operations. Congrats to them on their hard work.

 
FULL-TIME PERSONNEL JOIN THE DEPARTMENT
Sunday, May 8, 2016 
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On this day a significant step was taken by the department with the official first shift of full-time personnel in the department. Beginning at 08:00hrs 1-FT Fire Fighter is assigned to a 3-shift format to allow additional driver and medical capabilities should they be needed as well as an additional level of staffing each day and night. Following a written test, physical agility test, panel interview and background FF/EMT-I Matthew Cyrus, FF/EMT-I John Gutierrez and FF/EMT-P Chasity Porter were hired and completed a 2-week FTO program under the direction of Captain Magana. Covering everything from PPE, SCBA and forcible entry to pump operations, RIT/May Day training and ventilation, personnel completed 6-day weeks to complete the program. Working a 48/96 schedule the personnel are the first group of two planned to be added to the department. Welcome to Matt,John and Chasity.

 
ASSIST FOR THE MVA
Saturday, April 30, 2016 
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Just after 19:00hrs Engine 21 (T. Davis) was requested by MCFRS to assist on the MVA at Highway 90 and Cravens Rd with 1-subject ejected and air medical for multiple patients. Upon arrival Engine 21 handled LZ responsibilities until the safe departure of the aircraft. Upon being released Engine 21 backed-in to MCFRS Station #3 for coverage until released a short time later.

 
   
   
EARLY MORNING 1-STORY
Side C
   Side C
Saturday, April 16, 2016 
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At 02:24hrs units were dispatched to the reported structure fire in the 11900 block of Blair Meadow. Upon arrival of Battalion 21 (Yell) heavy fire was evident from a 1-story attached garage with extension to the residence and established command on Side A. First arriving Engine 24 (Mc Gilbery) initiated an offensive attack with the Chauffeur securing a water supply from a nearby hydrant. Upon arrival of Engine 21 (Ramirez Sr.) a 2nd line was pulled to cover the Delta exposure and then re-positioned to back up fire attack group in the kitchen area of the residence. Upon arrival of Ladder 2 the formal RIT was established and Quint 31 (Wilde) assigned to open up inside. With the bulk of the fire knocked down the incident was placed under control and units assisted investigators and, upon completion of overhaul, returned to service.

 
A LITTLE BUSY...
Side A
   Side A
Thursday, April 7, 2016 
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As Engine 24 (G. Lopez) was clearing a small grass fire a reported structure fire was dispatched at 18:23hrs in the 12900 block of Jebbia. With a column visible from a distance Battalion 21 (Sabrsula) arrived on location with heavy smoke from a 1-story SFD. Upon arrival of Engine 24 an offensive interior attack was initiated as fire broke thru the roof. With Engine 21 (T. Davis) assigned as RIT and Quint 32 (Kitson) stretching a 2nd line fire on the ground level and attic space was found and knocked down. With the assistance of SLFD Engine 2 and Engine 3 as well as Richmond Engine 41 companies completed searches, opened up voids and hit spots. Upon completion of the investigation by the Stafford Fire Marshal's Office all units returned to service upon completion of overhaul. During this time, and only 2-minutes after the box was dispatched, the department was dispatched to the MVA with entrapment at the intersection of Mula Rd. and Murphy Rd., less than a mile from the fire. With Battalion 31 (Matthews) having to pass the accident enroute to the fire, he remained on scene and established command with Engine 33 arriving and beginning patient care and extrication. With all close available units tied up a Rosenberg FD engine, already enroute for the back-in, was redirected for LZ responsibilities. Upon completion of extrication patient care was transferred to Memorial Herman Life Flight and all units returned to service.

 
DEPARTMENT VIDEO
   About the Stafford Fire Department
Saturday, April 2, 2016 
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After much waiting, and a few tweaks, the department video is here. The hope of the video was to give an insight into the department and show the things encountered on an average day or night shift. The video highlights both past and present members as all have contributed to the department. We hope everyone enjoys it.

 
1-STORY IN MEADOWS PLACE
Saturday, April 2, 2016 
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At 18:07hrs units were dispatched to the reported house on fire in 11500 block of Redford. Upon arrival of Engine 24 (DeLaGarza) a report of smoke showing from a 1-story SFD was given and an offensive attack initiated. With fire found in the attic area Sugar Land Engine 2 (Mullins) secured a 300' 5" supply line to Engine 24 while Engine 21 (T. Davis) established the RIT on Side A and Quint 31 (Scott) assigned to open up. With A knock on the attic crews began opening up the wall space on Side D with fire found down to the ground level. Upon all areas being opened and the primary search complete the incident was placed under control awaiting the Fire Marshal's Office. Upon completion of assisting investigators and completion of overhaul all units returned to service approximately 2-1/2 hours later. During the incident Battalion 31 (Matthews) was assigned as the Incident Safety Officer, FBCEMS Medic 3 as Patient Care Group and FBCEMS Battalion 72 (Lane) as Medical Branch. No injuries were reported to fire service personnel or civilians during the incident.

 
NEWEST MEMBER OF THE FAMILY
   
Sunday, March 13, 2016 
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Congrats to Fire Fighter Matthew Bayes and wife Amanda on the birth of their daughter Presley. Coming into this world at 16:47hrs and 5lbs 6ozs both Presley and mom are doing well. Congrats also to Fire Fighters Randy Bayes and Josh Bayes who are grandfather and uncle respectively to little Presley.

 
1-STORY IN MCFRS
Sunday, March 13, 2016 
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At 04:23hrs units were dispatched to the 7700 block of Fallen Leaf on the MCFRS box. Upon arrival of the 1st arriving company fire was thru the roof of a 1-story SFD and hoselines stretched to protect exposures. Upon arrival of Engine 22 (Parker) the crew assisted with forcible entry and opening up following knockdown of the main body of fire while Battalion 21 (D. Ricks) was assigned as Safety. Following completion of assignments Engine 22 and Battalion 21 returned to service.

 
RECRUIT CLASS GRADUATION
   
Saturday, February 27, 2016 
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This evening the newest personnel of the department graduated from the recruit program. FF Steven Adams, FF David Sander and FF Devon Reynolds each formally completed the training program required to become members of their assigned companies. Assigned to Company 1"A", Company 2"B" and Company 1"B" respectively, each joins their companies effectively immediately to begin incident responses.

 
DEPARTMENT AWARDS
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 
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On this date the city held its annual employee appreciation dinner at the Stafford Centre. Amidst dinner and desert the department also took time to recognize personnel for both individual and company awards. This year the Officer of the Year was awarded to Lieutenant Jeff Barge and Fire Fighter of the Year to Orlando Davis for their dedication, attention to detail and constant willingness to better the department. Company of the Year was awarded to Station #1 Company "D" comprised of Lieutenant Pete Ramirez Sr., FF Timmy Lawson, FF Brad Wolf, FF Chris Wynslow, FF Josh Bayes and FF Homero Limon. Congrats to those recognized above for their service to the department and the community.

 
TRAINING CAPTAIN JOINS THE DEPARTMENT
   
Monday, February 8, 2016 
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Today was the first day for the departments full-time Training Captain Jose Magana. Having been a Richmond Fire Department Fire Fighter and Lieutenant for 9-years and working part-time for our department, Jose accepted this new position with our department. Responsibilities will include coordinating training for all 90-department personnel as well as incident safety officer on working incidents. As a founding member of the Fort Bend County Technical Rescue Team, Jose will also continue in a leading roll for the TRT team to ensure the necessary capabilities.

 
ROLLOVER WITH ENTRAPMENT
   
Friday, February 5, 2016 
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At 15:20hrs units were dispatched to the reported MVA with entrapment at the intersection of W. Airport and FM1092. With additional information from PD who onviewed the accident, upon arrival of Battalion 21 (Fleming) the scene revealed a 3-vehicle accident with 1-pickup on its side and the driver trapped. Using the struts the pick-up was stabilized by Engine 21 (Copenspire) while Engine 22 (Benjamin) flapped the roof and extricated the patient. Upon completion of extrication the patient was turned over to FBCEMS Medic #3 and Battalion #2. Upon the righting of the pickup all units returned to service.

 
AND THE PATIENT HIT THE FIRETRUCK
   
Thursday, February 4, 2016 
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As evening was setting in Engine 21 (Slay) was dispatched at 17:24hrs to the medical at the intersection of Promenade Blvd and Boardwalk Parkway with FBCEMS Medic #10. As Engine 21 approached the scene and blocked traffic for scene safety, the patient unexpectedly placed the car in reverse and slammed into the front of the pumper. Rapidly assessing that the vehicle needed to be disabled to prevent further movement, the crew set about accessing the vehicle via window. With patient contact made the crew, along with Medic #10, Battalion #2 and SPD, succeeded in packaging and loading the patient for transport. Upon movement of the vehicle no significant damage was found to the pumper and all units returned to service.

 
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