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Canyon Lake fire chief presents department report for May

On June 12, Canyon Lake Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse updated the public with the department’s monthly report for May.

Station 1 responded to 88 calls. They include four fire responses, 63 rescue/EMS incidents, nine service calls, 11 good intent calls, and one false alarm.

The four fire responses include a garage fire on May 16 in the 30900 block of Long Point Dr. in Canyon Lake, illegal burning of trash on May 22 in the 27000 block of Hammack Ave. in Meadowbrook, trash fire on May 23 in the 23000 block of Grey Fox Dr., and planter box fire on May 26 in the 22400 block of Boating Way in Canyon Lake.

The average dispatch to en route response time was 0.52 minutes, en route to arrival time was 4.59 minutes, and dispatch to arrival time was 5.46 minutes. These times represent the average of all CODE 3 EMS responses in the city. They do not include auto/mutual aid incidents.

The 90 percent fractile dispatch to en route response time was 1.27 minutes, en route to arrival time was 7.06 minutes, and dispatch to arrival time was 8.07 minutes.

Riverside County/Cal Fire responded to eight incidents in the City of Canyon Lake. Canyon Lake engines responded to 10 incidents outside the city. All 10 responses were in the City of Lake Elsinore.

Training in May included rope rescue operations, wildland RT-130 training, simulator training for single-family home, tools and equipment, forcible entry training, RHearT emergency medical training, structure fire hose evolutions, and roof ventilation operations.

Public outreach and education included participating in National Day of Prayer, Girl Scout station tour, National Fallen Firefighters Week, Emergency Preparedness Committee, Little League Closing Day, Fiesta Day, and daily interaction with the community. In addition, the department held its 2nd Annual Open House on May 11.

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