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 […]

Murrieta Fire and Rescue graduates 5 new probationary firefighters

Murrieta Fire and Rescue graduates 5 new probationary firefighters

MURRIETA – Murrieta Fire and Rescue celebrated the graduation of five new probationary firefighters Aug. 3. All five come to Murrieta from outside fire agencies – four from elsewhere in Southern California and one from Arizona. The new recruits are Bradley Aarts of Lake Havasu City Fire Department; Mathew Diiullo of Cal Fire Riverside; Brandon […]

HEMET: Falcon Fire

HEMET – Fire was burning two double-wide mobile homes in the Green Acres area near Hemet today, authorities said. It was reported at 9:47 p.m. at Falcon View Lane and Sea View Road, according to April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department. Flames were showing when the first engine company arrived, Newman said. Twenty-eight […]

MORENO VALLEY: Three firefighters hospitalized after investigating carbon monoxide leak

MORENO VALLEY: Three firefighters hospitalized after investigating carbon monoxide leak

MORENO VALLEY – Three firefighters were hospitalized with carbon monoxide exposure after investigating reports of a carbon monoxide leak during an early-morning emergency Sunday, April 23. The incident happened at an apartment in the Tuscany Hills Apartments, on the 21000 block of Box Springs Road in Moreno Valley. Ten firefighters from two engine companies responded to the […]

This and that with a few thank you’s in between

I pride myself on having an open door and providing a forum for our community to voice their opinions on things happening within our community. Last week, I wrote an opinion piece on the shooting death of a Whittier police officer and how many of the laws designed to open the doors for non-violent criminals […]

Canyon Lake offered incentives in firefighting contract negotiations

Canyon Lake offered incentives in firefighting contract negotiations

RIVERSIDE – Riverside County supervisors endorsed a proposal to ensure that the city of Canyon Lake is offered incentives to resume contracting with the county for on-site fire protection services during its Dec. 13 meeting. Supervisor Kevin Jeffries submitted a two-paragraph recommendation on the Board of Supervisors’ policy agenda emphasizing the need for Canyon Lake […]