The Newman Fire Station responded to 16 calls between Nov. 5 to Nov. 11. The calls included seven emergency medical service calls, four motor vehicle collisions, one commercial alarm, one public assistance, one agency assistance, one for downed wires, and one unable to locate.
At 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, the Newman Fire Station was dispatched to a motor vehicle collision near the north bound Vista Point on Interstate 5. On arrival, the fire crew was cancelled by fire and EMS units at scene. No patient contact was made.
The Newman Fire Station was dispatched at 5:48 p.m. on Nov. 7, to a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 5 near Pete Miller Road crossing. Fire crews were cancelled prior to arrival.
At 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, the Newman Fire Station was dispatched to a vehicle fire involving a semi-truck at Fink Road south bound Interstate 5. Fire crews were unable to locate the incident upon arrival and after investigating from Stuhr Road to Sperry Avenue.
At 6:33 a.m. on Nov. 9, the Newman Fire Station was dispatched to a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 5 south of Stuhr Road. On arrival, fire crews found two big rigs with one off the roadway and the other, with severe damage, partially blocking the number 2 lane. Stanislaus County Sheriff's office was on scene prior to fire arrival. The occupant of the severely damaged vehicle sustained major injuries and required specialized extrication. After extrication fire crews assisted with loading the occupant into an awaiting helicopter to be transported to a local trauma center. Fire crews remained at scene to assist with securing the vehicle, traffic control and debris clean up. Fire crews were cleared upon arrival of CHP. The estimated damage loss for the incident was approximately $150,000. The cause of the incident is under investigation by California Highway Patrol.
At 1:09 on Nov. 12, the Newman Fire Station was dispatched to a motor vehicle collision, possible rollover, on southbound Interstate 5. Fire crews were cancelled prior to arrival.