Fire Department

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News Release
Release Date: 02/05/2014 Release Time: 11:24 AM
Contact: Bruce Vanderhorst
Battalion Chief
Subject: Wildland Live Fire Training Santa Ana Riverbottom
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The City of Riverside Fire Department will be conducting controlled training burns at Tequesquite Park extension on the following dates:

Wednesday February 12th

Sunday February 16th

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.