Cal OES Pre-Positions Critical Firefighting Resources, Personnel in Riverside County


In preparation for intense rainfall in the areas near recent wildfire burn scar zones in Southern California, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has strategically pre-positioned critical fire resources and personnel in Riverside County.

These resources and personnel are currently staffing up into position. The pre-positioned fire resources and emergency personnel include:

  • Riverside County – one local government strike team from Riverside and San Bernardino County Fire Departments, five Type-3 fire engines, two Type-6 fire engines, two emergency dispatchers, one Cal OES Area Coordination representative and one All-Hazard Incident Management Team (can consist of up to 14 personnel). The resources are staging in the Lake Elsinore area.
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The public is urged to remain aware of their surrounding conditions and to avoid outdoor activities that may be dangerous during the rain event. Also, remember to have an emergency plan in place, emergency preparedness kits at home and vehicles full of fuel, sign-up for emergency alerts, listen to authorities and warnings and be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

The California State Warning Center, Cal OES Southern Region and Cal OES Fire and Rescue Branch will monitor conditions and be ready for further resource requests as necessary throughout the rain event.

For more information on Cal OES Fire and Rescue, click here.

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