Riverside Fire Department - Riverside, CA

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From the days of bucket brigades of colonial America and range, forest and brush fires of the early West, fire protection has demanded one dominant ... See more element -- cooperation. Unlike many other public services, political and jurisdictional boundaries are intentionally minimized through a complex system of agreements including mutual aid and functional consolidation, to maximize efficiency and protect against the common public enemy -- uncontrolled fires. CAL FIRE's (Formerly CDF) contractual relationship with Riverside County dates back to 1921. Those first contracts were only to augment the level of wild land fire protection provided by the State. CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, as we know it today, started in 1946 with the appointment of Truman Holland as County Fire Warden. Truman was part of the County Fire Department operations from 1946 until June 30, 1969. Sometime during that period (mid-60's), Fire Warden Holland became Chief Holland, who has been described as a very colorful man. It was his innovative ideas in the 40's and 50's that developed the basis for what the Riverside County Fire Department is today. Riverside County Fire Department's first "engines" were surplus Army vehicles. The 10 wheelers stayed in the fleet until about 1970.

Riverside - California, United States - English

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+1 951 940 6900

210 W San Jacinto Ave Perris, CA 92570


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