Murrieta Citizen’s Fire Academy fans the flames for students

Murrieta Citizen’s Fire Academy fans the flames for students

How many firefighters does it take to put out an ordinary kitchen fire? Murrieta Fire Chief Scott Ferguson said “15-16 firefighters.” And how many firefighters are on duty in the city of Murrieta at any given time? “Just 16 firefighters,” he said. Participants in the Murrieta Fire and Rescue Department Citizen’s Fire Academy will learn […]

Hemet Measure U Citizen Oversight Committee updated on public safety expenditures

Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown and Fire Chief Scott Brown gave the Measure U Citizen Oversight Committee an update on the two departments progress in hiring and reorganizing to improve the city’s public safety status during the committee’s third meeting June 11. The chiefs and Hemet administrative consultant Joy Canfield reported to the committee that […]

Firefighter Explorers to Brave Scorching Heat to Compete for Top Honors

RIVERSIDE – Dozens of aspiring firefighters from throughout the Inland Empire will endure today’s extreme heat to compete in a contest meant to test participants’ strength, stamina and team spirit. The Inland Empire Firefighter Explorers’ Association’s fourth annual “Fire Muster” is slated for 9 a.m. at Arlington Heights Sports Park in Riverside. Two-dozen teams, numbering […]

Proposed Measure U public safety expenditures Jan. 1 to June 30, 2017, approved by Hemet City Council

The Hemet City Council adopted a resolution authorizing the deputy city manager of administrative services director to adjust the 2016-17 revenue budget by adding $2,239,243 in revenues expected to come in from the new Measure U sales tax to be used by the police and fire departments. The resolution approval followed the presentation of “Measure […]

Plans for Measure U public safety tax to be reviewed by Hemet City Council Dec.13

Plans for Measure U public safety tax to be reviewed by Hemet City Council Dec.13

Police Chief David Brown and Fire Chief Scott Brown will present their proposals to expand the city police and fire departments and improve emergency medical calls in the city to the Hemet City Council at its next meeting Dec.13. In addition to the city council hearing the city public safety department’s plans for the next […]

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, On March 26, 2016, we had a house fire, which the fire department responded to. Because of the smoke damage we were not able to stay at our home, but went to a local hotel. We were not able to celebrate Easter as planned, but Fire Captain Xavier (last name unknown) brought Easter […]

Menifee partners with Riverside Fire Department to offer residents Vial of Life program

Menifee partners with Riverside Fire Department to offer residents Vial of Life program

MENIFEE—Have you ever wondered what would happen if you needed emergency medical attention, but were unable to share your vital information with your first responder? How would they know your medical history, current medications or other pertinent information regarding your health? Having your medical history documented and easy to access could save your life. The […]