Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date April 29, 2003
Contact Officer Felix Medina
Phone (909) 826-5939
Fax (909) 826-2594


The City of Riverside Office of Emergency Management
Will Conduct a City Wide Exercise Simulating a 7.4 Earthquake

Riverside, Ca-  The City of Riverside Office of Emergency Management will conduct a city wide exercise simulating a 7.4 Earthquake at Castle Park, located at 3500 Polk Street, on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 from 1:00 pm 3:00 pm. This exercise will have over 400 volunteers acting as victims and will involve approximately 30 different agencies throughout Riverside County.

Members of the media are invited to attend this exercise and will be escorted by designated personnel. Some portions of the exercise will consist of emergency personnel rescuing victims from various rides throughout the park. There will also be victims at approximately 8 different hospitals throughout Western Riverside County that will be participating in the exercise.

For more information, please contact Public Information Officer Felix Medina at the scene or at (909) 225-4068.