Riverside Fire Department


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Incident Name: Main

Date Reported: 03/12/2020

Time Reported: 1700

Incident Location: 100 Block of Main St

Ward #: 1

Type of Incident: Swift Water Rescue

Incident Number: 20-07945

Control Time: 1922

Fatalities: none

Critical: none

Moderate: none

Minor: none

Non Injury: 6

Displaced Persons: 0

Loss: N/A

Save: N/A


  • Unintentional
  • Evacuations: None

    Evacuation Comments: None

    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 3

    Engine Companies: 2

    Truck Companies:



    Firefighter(s): 15

    Safety Officer(s): 1

    Public Information Officer(s):

    Fire Investigator(s):

    Overhead Personnel: 1

    Mutual Aid:

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  • Water Rescue
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    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a possible rescue in the River Bottom off Main St. Upon arrival, we found two stranded people on a sand bar with fast moving water in all directions. This was a Mutual Threat Zone between Riverside and San Bernardino County. SB County was notified to respond. City of Riverside Fire departments swift water rescue team was dispatched. Upon their arrival, they deployed the IRB boat and rescued the two stranded people. There was information on an additional persons downstream. SB County Sheriff airship was able to get a visual on the additional stranded person. Riverside's swift water rescue team was able rescue the individuals by boat. SBCO Fire rescued three people form the North side of the river bottom. A total of six people were rescued and no medical aid was needed.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • AMR

  • Incident Commander: T. Perna

    Prepared By: T. Perna

    Date / Time Posted: 03/12/20 2230

    Information Center: 951.826.5321