Riverside Fire Department

Tyler Incident

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Incident Name: Tyler

Date Reported: 11/15/2019

Time Reported: 1117 hours

Incident Location: 3700 Block of Tyler

Ward #: Ward 6 Perry

Type of Incident: Hazardous Materials

Incident Number: RIV #10-0034495

Control Time: 11/15/2019 1332 hours





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  • Intentional
  • Evacuations: Yes

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    Resources Assigned

    Chief Officer(s): 1

    Engine Companies: 2

    Truck Companies: 1

    Squad(s): 1

    Ambulance(s): 1

    Firefighter(s): 13

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    Overhead Personnel: 1

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    Specialized Equipment:

  • Haz-Mat
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    Current Situation

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    The City of Riverside Fire Department responded to a report of an alarm sounding at a grocery store in 3700 block of Tyler Avenue. Originally the response dictated just a single fire company, but when the first due Company Officer determined that the alarm was for a possible Carbon Dioxide leak, he requested the department’s Hazardous Materials Team along with an additional engine company, Battalion Chief, and AMR Ambulance. The store and all of its occupants were evacuated as a precaution. The City of Riverside Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team responded. The 9 person team entered the store with sensors designed to detect Carbon Dioxide, a gas commonly used as a refrigerant. Low Levels of CO2 were discovered in the store, but they were at levels that did not pose a risk to employees of the store, or its patrons. The store was allowed to reopen, and the store manager requested refrigeration technicians to trouble shoot the system. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries during the incident.

    Assisting Aid Agencies

  • AMR
  • Riverside County Environmental Health

  • Incident Commander: Captain Milton Caceres

    Prepared By: BC Jeff DeLaurie

    Date / Time Posted: 11/15/2019 1945

    Information Center: 951.826.5321