Local firefighter, 26, ID’d after fatal Redding motorcycle crash

UPDATED: Friday, Sept. 13, 3:15 p.m., With coroner’s release of information. REDDING — An off-duty Cal Fire firefighter suffered fatal injuries while riding a motorcycle after he collided with a raised curb and was ejected from his motorcycle into a metal pole Thursday evening, Sept. 12. Excessive speed has been cited as a contributing factor after yesterday’s fatal crash, which […]

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TEMECULA: Firefighters hospitalized after crash in front of Wolf Creek’s Fire Station 92

TEMECULA — Two firefighters were hospitalized with minor injuries after a small pickup truck plowed into a fire engine, Monday evening, Jan. 15. The collision, which happened as the engine was pulling onto fire station property, caused minor damage to the engine and moderate damage to the pickup truck. The driver of the truck was not injured in the collision. The minor-injury […]

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MORENO VALLEY: Man arrested, accused of burglarizing 5 fire stations and residence

MORENO VALLEY — Officials say they have arrested a man they allege was responsible for a series of residential and fire station burglaries throughout Moreno Valley. The man, identified by officials as Hector Daniel Velazquez, 28, of Moreno Valley, was arrested in the area of Canyon Springs Parkway and Day Street and was later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on […]

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Fire Cpt. injured & ambulance damaged in brick attack during emergency call

SAN JACINTO – A fire captain was injured and an ambulance sustained damage when two men attacked emergency first responders who were attempting to provide medical attention to a family member of the two attackers, according to a sheriff official. The patient needed to be transported to a hospital for evaluation and treatment for an unspecified medical condition May 1, Riverside […]

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RIVERSIDE: City of Riverside Police and Fire Expo Wows Crowds

Trevor Montgomery Riverside County News Source Photo Credits: Dan Cupido Photo Credits: Steve Johnson   Riverside, Calif.; On Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, Riverside firefighters rappelled off the Downtown Fire Station, demonstrated a ladder rescue, demonstrated a rescue of a “victim” from the top of the fire station’s roof, they put out a vehicle fire and used their heavy equipment to […]

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Valle Vista: Structure fire at vacant mobile home considered total loss

Trevor Montgomery Riverside County News Source On-scene reporting: Laurie Cain / Hemet News   VALLE VISTA – A New Year’s Eve blaze in Valle Vista completely destroyed a vacant mobile home, leaving nothing but the charred framework of the residence. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. At 7:20 p.m., firefighters from CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department responded […]

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SUV Smashes Into Fire Station 7 In Menifee In Early Morning Incident

Written by Trevor Montgomery For Valley News   MENIFEE – An SUV plowed into a shed located to the rear of CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Station 7 yesterday morning, on Nov. 30. The fire station is located at 27860 Bradley Rd. in Menifee. The collision occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. Riverside County Firefighters were on scene within moments of the traffic […]

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Earlier Training Blaze Rekindles, Ignites Inferno

Written by Trevor Montgomery Riverside County News Source On-Scene Reporting and All Photography: Mike Lange / LoudLabs News   JURUPA VALLEY – Tonight a controlled live training for fire fighters from earlier in the day rekindled, turning into to a massive residential fire that could be seen for miles. On Nov. 30, just before 7:30 p.m. Cal Fire/ Riverside County Fire […]

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CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE

CAL FIRE NEWS RELEASE California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection   As California Enters 5th Year of Drought, CAL FIRE Continues to Staff with Extra Firefighters During Winter Months Sacramento – While recent rains and cooler temperatures have lowered the threat of wildfires in some areas of the State, CAL FIRE continues to have extra firefighter staffing statewide and […]

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UPDATED-Victim Safely Hoisted From San Jacinto Mountainside After Glider Crash

UPDATE: Nov. 8, 2015, 4:20 p.m. According to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman April Newman, the victim in this accident was safely extricated during a hoist operation shortly after 4 p.m. Twenty-three fighters from three engine companies responded to the emergency, according to Newman. They were assisted by American Medical Response medics and Riverside County sheriff’s deputies. After being safely lifted off […]

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