Fire Department

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News Release
Release Date: 11/18/2013 Release Time: 1:35 PM
Contact: Training Captain
Bruce Vanderhorst
Subject: Wildland Live Fire Training
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The City of Riverside Fire Department will be conducting controlled training burns at Tequesquite Park on the following dates:

Monday December 2nd
Tuesday December 3rd
Monday December 9th
Tuesday December 10th
Thursday December 12th
Friday December 13th
Tuesday December 17th

All burning will be from 8:00 A.M. to NOON

These burns will be conducted following strict safety guidelines and in compliance with AQMD. The burns may help to increase the defensible space between the homes on the bluffs and the River Bottom. The class will provide valuable training to our firefighters. During the class we will be operating our brush trucks and patrol unit, where firefighters will learn to perfect their skills on the latest techniques.

You may see smoke, but rest assured the burns will be safe and under control.