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Canyon Lake fire chief presents department’s monthly report for March

On April 10, Canyon Lake Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse updated the public with the department’s monthly report for March.

Station 1 responded to 88 calls. They include three fire responses, 65 rescue/EMS incidents, two hazardous conditions eight service calls, nine good intent calls, and one false alarm.

The three fire responses included a vehicle fire in Meadowbrook, a vegetation fire in Meadowbrook, and a refuse fire/illegal burn in Canyon Lake.

The average dispatch to en route response time was 0.54 minutes, en route to arrival time was 5.08 minutes, and dispatch to arrival time was 5.56 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 1.23 minutes, en route to arrival time was 6.51 minutes, and dispatch to arrival time was 8.12 minutes.

Riverside County/Cal Fire responded to the City of Canyon Lake six times. Canyon Lake engines responded to 10 incidents outside the city. They include one in Lake Elsinore, seven in Meadowbrook, and two in the Good Hope area.

Firefighters trained 222.92 hours in March. The training focused on personal protection clothing, SCBA fit testing, mass casualty incident training, ladder/rescue evolution, search and rescue, multi-family dwelling simulations, and fire ground survival training.

Public outreach and education included Little League Opening Day and Friday Night Lights, Read Across America at the Canyon Lake Library and Canyon Lake Community Church, first aid for the Canyon Lake Emergency Preparedness Committee, Girl Scouts station tour, Family Matters Easter egg hunt, and Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District’s Splash into Spring event.

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