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Riverside Fire Dept., CA

The Riverside Fire Department, California, provides fire protection and emergency services to more than 315,000 citizens, and covers approximately 81.5 square miles. The city of Riverside is the 59th most populous city in the United States.

Some of the more significant target hazards include the University of California Riverside, the famous Mission Inn Hotel, the Riverside Municipal airport, Riverside Convention Center, high-rise and mid-rise office and residential, commercial railroads, Amtrak and Metrolink. The city also has several major freeways, private universities, schools and community colleges, hospitals, theaters, museums, medical centers, manufacturing and technology, major hotels and an extensive wildland/urban interface.

The Riverside Fire Department is comprised of 216 sworn personnel with an operating budget of over $67 million dollars divided between 7 Divisions: Fire Administration, Operations, Training, Fire Prevention, Office of Emergency Management, and Urban Search & Rescue.

Stats

Approximately 39,000 annual calls for service

2 Battalion command vehicles

14 fire stations

14 engine companies

3 truck companies

1 USAR heavy rescue unit

1 Haz-Mat unit

3 paramedic squads

1 Breathing support unit

1 OES brush engine

1 OES structure engine

1 Water rescue unit

 

 

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