Riverside Fire Department

Sycamore Canyon

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Incident Name: Sycamore Incident

Date Reported: 05/05/2020

Time Reported: 0816 Hours

Incident Location: 400 Central, Riverside, CA

Ward #: Ward 2, Councilmember Melendrez

Type of Incident: Rescue

Incident Number: RIV # 20-012857

Control Time: 05/05/2020 at 0937 Hours



Moderate: 1


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    Engine Companies: 1

    Truck Companies: 1


    Ambulance(s): 1

    Firefighter(s): 8

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    Overhead Personnel: 1

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of an injured hiker approximately 200 yards up the canyon from the main entrance of the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park. Upon arrival, Riverside City Firefighters found a 61 year old female with an open fracture to the left ankle. In order to get the injured woman out of the ravine, Riverside firefighters utilized rescue ropes and pulleys to reach the famale hiker. After stabilizing the hikers injuries, Riverside firefighters placed the patient in a rescue basket and carried her out of the ravine and down to the park entrance where she was transferred to an AMR crew. The patient was transported to an area hospital in moderate condition. 

    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • AMR

  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Jeff DeLaurie

    Prepared By: Battalion Chief Jeff DeLaurie

    Date / Time Posted: 05/05/2020 2030

    Information Center: 951.826.5321