Shortly after posting my last entry last night I crawled into bed to get a few winks, not the case... Tones dropped at about 0230 for a MVA tractor trailer rollover with entrapment down a steep embankment hauling "fresh groceries". Firefighters started jumping out of bunks, sliding down poles (one yelling "OH NO THE GROCERIES") and running down the staircase when dispatch came over the air again and stated "Mid County Standby for Tones" everyone thought we were getting disregarded, but they dropped another call on us at the same time, this time for a medical. Crews split up into a full working crew on the Rescue Engine en route to the MVA while 2 Firefighters went en route to the med call in the Quick Response Truck. The other Firefighters and myself who were not on shift got up and got things around just encase another run came in. The med call got canceled and that truck responded to the MVA also. After about an hour of staging in the bays Incident Command requested all available personnel to respond to the MVA scene as 2nd Due Engine. The semi was fully loaded with produce that needed to be unloaded by hand and carried up the bank to an awaiting truck and trailer. While unloading the trailer Osage Beach Fire was toned for a possible structure fire via an automatic alarm system. With O.B. Fire away from quarters with 2 companies out on the call Mid County was requested to move up to their station to cover their district, Everyone was canceled before making it on scene. After who knows how many pallets unloaded we finally cleared scene at about 0930. When I got back to the station we cleaned up and myself and another firefighter went around the lake and ran a few errands and such. B-shift is on duty today and they were in the bays washing one of the Command vehicles as I walked over to them, Captain Boller said they were going to go on a district familiarization drive so I hopped in (clearing needing to go to bed but it was only 1300 i had plenty of time for a nap). We drove to all of the satellite stations and checked them out while on this drive we got a run for a med call not far from where we were so we were first on scene and directed by dispatch to stage until Law Enforcement got there. The call was quick and easy, cleared only after about 10 mins. When we got back to the Firehouse I sat down to watch tv and ended up falling asleep in the day room for about 30 mins and i most likely wont do that again ha, lets just say it was a very surprising awakening. Around 1800 a few of us ran and got some food and since then it has been pretty relaxed a few shannagins but nothing to grand everyone is pretty beat. Its almost 2100 and we are watching Gold Rush (a nightly occurrence). All is well right now in Station 1 and hopefully it stays calm for the rest of the night, but a few of the guys said they can feel the fire bug so we may be running all night.
Until tomorrow i am out of here have a great night everyone!