The County of Riverside approved an agreement to provide dispatch and communications services for the Pechanga fire department.
A 5-0 Riverside County Board of Supervisors vote Sept. 14 approved the cooperative agreement for the Riverside County Fire Department which will provide dispatch and communications services to the reservation fire department. The agreement is for a four-year period retroactive to July 1 and ending June 30, 2025.
The reservation will be charged based on the number of tribal fire stations and jurisdictional calls. The reservation currently has two fire stations, and the Riverside County Fire Department estimates a Fiscal Year 2021-22 call volume of 553 calls. Based on that volume the four-year cost would be $551,796. Pechanga will also be financially responsib