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Oran PentzThe Operations Division is led by Deputy Chief Oran Pentz.

Every year our Operations personnel responds to an average of 26,000 calls. We respond to and mitigate fires, traffic accidents, medical aids and many other types of emergencies. Our men and women work diligently to provide the public with timely basic and advanced life support when necessary. We want to provide the best possible care to the injured and ill that we can. Our goal is to minimize damage to personal property and the environment. Operations Personnel are here for the citizens and visitors of Riverside to make a positive impact on potential tragedies.

Our mission is to ensure our uniformed personnel maintain a constant state of readiness. We are able to maintain our mission with 14 strategically located fire stations, divided into two battalions; staffed with personnel that work a three platoon schedule consisting of a 56 hour work week. In addition to training in all disciplines of firefighting, our personnel have specialized training in swiftwater response, hazardous materials, arson investigation, medical emergencies and rescue. Our Operations division proudly supports mutual aid agreements with the cities of Corona, Moreno Valley and other County Areas as well as being part of the state mutual aid response system for large incidents.

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