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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 
At 12:22hrs Truck 21 was dispatched to the 2800 block of Fifth St. for a report of puppies in the storm drain. Upon arrival bystanders reported multiple puppies in the concrete below grade storm drain. With man hole covers welded shut the crew, and along with Engine 23, used saws to gain access and enter the concrete structures. With puppies being puppies they moved away from the noise to the opposite end of the interconnected pipe requiring FF M. George to enter the pipe to retrieve the 4-puppies safely. After clearing both storm drain boxes and piping personnel, along with Fort Bend County Animal Control and Sheriffs Deputies, accounted for all the missing puppies and returned to service approximately an hour later.

Thursday, January 5, 2017 
At 22:35hrs Engine 24 (Ramirez) was dispatched to the reported train versus SUV accident in the 13800 block of N. Promenade. Upon arrival personnel found a SUV whose driver had gotten lost and attempted to turn around on the tracks only to become stuck. With little available time to notify the railroad the SUV was struck by a eastbound freight train a short time later. Fortunately the driver was out of the vehicle at the time of the collision and personnel only had to secure hazards before returning to service.

Saturday, December 24, 2016 
Today the on-duty personnel of all the stations joined to share a meal at Station #1. FF M. Ricks and Captain Magana, starting the pit early that morning, ensured food was ready for the crews of T21, E22, E23, FBCEMS Medic 10, Medic 3 and Battalion 2. A big thank you to these personnel who were on-duty while others were with family and friends. Photos by Captain G. Lopez.

FF Ricks ensuring perfection
   FF Ricks ensuring perfection
Everyone in the bay
   Everyone in the bay
Friday, December 23, 2016 
On this date the department placed into service the first Pierce Ascendant 107' in Texas. Assigned as Truck 21 from Station #1 the apparatus is on an Enforcer chassis, has 4-section aerial, 1500GPM PTO pump, 480-gallon water tank, 20-gallon Class A tank, Holmatro extrication equipment, 2-Bullard TIC's and high pressure lifting bags among other equipment. Following acceptance from the dealer personnel pushed out the old rig and then pushed in the new truck. Photos by Captain J. Magana and video by FF J. Gutierrez.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 
At 14:44hrs Tanker 22 and Battalion 21 (Krenek) were requested to assist the Sugar Land Fire Department with an unknown type structure fire in the 9700 block of Gaines Rd. Upon arrival fire was found to be involving multiple large outside pipe racks holding coated pipes with a column of smoke visible for miles. While the crew assisted with water supply Booster 22 and Engine 24 (Slay), also requested for an adjacent area of brush, arrived on scene and began operations. With multiple large hand lines and 1-ladder pipe operating with limited effect the IC requested Foam 21 to the scene with Squad 21 (Parker) given the burning pipe coating. Upon setting up for foam operations companies transitioned all fire attack to the foam unit and achieved a knockdown with the 500-gallons of AR-AFFF carried on board. Following overhaul and assisting on scene all units returned to service by 20:30hrs. Additional units on scene were Safety 21 (Magana) and Car 2 (Burns).

Foam ops in progress
   Foam ops in progress
Sunday, December 11, 2016 
Just before 09:00hrs this date Tower 22 was special called to the Travelers Inn Motel in Rosenberg. Arriving after the nearly 20-mile run the crew was assigned to Division 2 for fire attack and opening up of the built up roof. Originally built with a flat roof with multiple layers opening up from beneath proved difficult and time consuming which allowed the main body of fire to run the entire length of the attic. With fire over the heads of crews and progess slow all companies were withdrawn from the building, a PAR completed and ladder pipe operations begun. Following knockdown of the fire Tower 22 assisted with overhaul until released returning to service at approximately 12:30hrs.

Monday, December 5, 2016 
At 10:52hrs units were dispatched to the reported auto-pestrian accident in the 400 block of Stafford Run Rd. Upon arrival of Engine 21 (M. Ricks) 2-subjects were found next to the building after having been struck and pinned by a SUV. With one patient deceased and the other with serious injuries air medical was requested but, because of weather, unable to fly. Upon arrival of FBCEMS Battalion 2 and Medic #3 the patient was transported to the Level I Trauma Center in the Texas Medical Center. Following assisting SPD all units returned to service approximately an hour and a half later.

Sunday, December 4, 2016 
This morning, in the cold and wet weather, personnel of the department began factory training on the departments newest apparatus. The Pierce 107' Ascendant aerial, the first in the southern part of Texas, will go into service as Truck 21 before Christmas. This apparatus replaces Quint 23, a 2004 E-One 50' Tele-Boom, which was placed out of service due to increasing maintenance requirements and overall age.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 
After a steady evening and a small fire at a local fast food restaurant companies were dispatched to the 300 block of Brand Ln. at approximately 04:23 for reports of smoke in the area. While responding Stafford Communications was inundated with reports of an explosion however with no particular location. Clearing an automatic alarm a short distance away Engine 22 (Parker) arrived to find a 2-story metal commercial building with an extensive debris field having suffered an apparent explosion. With fire evident in the rear warehouse portion, and unknown structural integrity from the explosion, Engine 22 deployed their Blitz fire monitor as Engine 21 (Lemmons) laid the 5" supply line and then placed their Blitz fire into service. With the bulk of the fire knocked down and primary searches completed to the extent possible companies awaited investigators. Over the course of the next few hours companies assisted investigators from the Stafford Fire Marshal's Office and Fort Bend County Fire Marshal's Office until released at approximately 10:00hrs. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 
At 19:24hrs the box was dispatched for the reported structure fire in the 3200 block of Fifth St. Upon arrival of Engine 21 (Lemmons) smoke was reported from the "A" side of a 1-story SFD and an offensive attack initiated thru the front door. Upon arrival of Ladder 31 (Payne) the assignment of Search Group was given and Engine 22 assigned as RIT Group. Upon knocking down the fire in the A/B corner bedroom and completion of searches ventilation was completed and the situation placed under control holding Engine 21 and Tower 22. Following assisting the FBCFMO investigator all units returned to service.

Sunday, November 27, 2016 
At 21:12hrs units were dispatched to the 2200 block on S. Main St. for the reported accident with 1-trapped. Upon arrival of Engine 21 (Sabrsula) a 2-vehicle accident was found with 1-subject unable to exit the vehicle against a light pole. Together with Engine 22 (Lawson) hazards were secured, vehicle stabilized and door pop and removal completed. All parties were then evaluated by EMS and all SFD units returned to service shortly thereafter.

Thursday, November 24, 2016 
Many thanks to the personnel of the department who staffed the stations on Thanksgiving. Being away from their families to help protect the community is something most wouldn't understand but the personnel of the department do to ensure citizens, should they call 911, receive a prompt response. During this Thanksgiving personnel from Engine 21, Engine 22 and Engine 23 joined along with Medic #10 for a Thanksgiving lunch fire station style; all together and in the apparatus bay on a beautiful Thursday.

L to R: Lt Delmar, FF J. Bayes, FF Perkins, Congressman Olson and FF Munoz along with Dale Mills
   L to R: Lt Delmar, FF J. Bayes, FF
      Perkins, Congressman Olson and FF Munoz
      along with Dale Mills
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 
This morning the crew of Station #3 was greeted by Congressman Pete Olson, representing the 22nd District of Texas, who stopped by to say hello and thank you as well as provide donuts and kolaches for the crew. Thank you Congressman Olson.

Saturday, November 19, 2016 
At 16:24hrs units were dispatched to the reported motorcycle versus car MVA in 12800 block of S. Kirkwood. Upon arrival of Engine 22 (Ramirez) and Battalion 21 (Magana) a motorcycle rider with critical injuries was found in the roadway. Immediately requesting air medical the crew began patient care until arrival of FBCEMS Medic #10 and Battalion 2 (Lane). Upon arrival of Memorial Herman Life Flight patient care was transferred and transport made to the Level I Trauma Center in the Texas Medical Center. During the incident Engine 21 (Cyrus) was assigned the Landing Zone responsibilities and Stafford PD assisted with traffic control. The cause of the accident is under investigation by Stafford PD.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 
At 13:06hrs units were dispatched the 4900 block of US90 for the reported motorcycle accident. Upon arrival of Battalion 21 (Mills) one rider was found down in the roadway with care being provided by Medic #10 who had on-viewed the incident. With Engine 21 (Krenek) assisting with patient care air medical was requested to fly bringing Engine 22 (Parada) for LZ responsibilities. Upon arrival of Memorial Herman Life Flight patient care was transferred and upon safe departure of the aircraft all units returned to service.

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