Riverside Fire Department

Gage Incident

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Incident Name: Gage Incident

Date Reported: 11/11/23

Time Reported: 1203 Hrs

Incident Location: The Gage Canal and Jackson

Ward #: Ward 5 Plascencia

Type of Incident: Large Animal Rescue

Incident Number: RIV #23-038408

Control Time: 1517 Hrs

Fatalities: 0

Critical: 0

Moderate: 0

Minor: 0

Non Injury: YES

Displaced Persons:

Loss: 0

Save: NA


  • Cause, Other
  • Evacuations: 0

    Evacuation Comments: N/A

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 1

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 0

    Ambulance(s): 0

    Firefighter(s): 6

    Safety Officer(s): 0

    Public Information Officer(s): 0

    Fire Investigator(s): 0

    Overhead Personnel: 1

    Mutual Aid:

    Specialized Equipment:

  • US&R
  • EOC: 0

    Utilities: 0

    Red Cross: 0

    Percent (%) Contained or Completed: 0

    Total (%) of Perimeter that will be Contained: 0

    Incident Size Acreage: N/A

    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a reported horse that had fallen into the Gage canal. The HART Team (Heavy Animal Rescue Team) responded to the incident to find a horse and the rider in the canal.  The horse had attempted to get out of the canal and fallen back in causing minor injuries to the animal.  A plan was created to use a crane to hoist the animal out of the canal.  For this to occur the animal must be sedated so a veterinarian was requested to respond. Once the crane and the Vet had arrived, the Veterinarian began the sedation process while the Rescue Team placed the appropriate rigging on the animal so that he could be lifted to safety.  Once the animal was back on the ground the horse was further treated by the Veterinarian and eventually released back to the owner. The horse and its owner were both pleased to have the horse back on terra firma. 

    Assisting Aid Agencies

    Incident Commander: Scott Wilson

    Prepared By: Scott Wilson

    Date / Time Posted: 11/11/2023 @ 2000 Hrs

    Information Center: 951.826.5321