Canyon Lake fire chief presents monthly report for February 2023

Battalion Chief Michael Samuels and Chief Jeff LaTendresse. Photo provided by the City of Canyon Lake.

Canyon Lake Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse on Wednesday presented the public with the department’s monthly report for February 2023.

Station 1 responded to 85 calls last month. They include three fire calls, 68 rescue/EMS incidents, four service calls, nine good intent calls, and one false alarm.

The average dispatch to en route response time was 1.04 minutes, the average en route to arrival time was 4.55 minutes, and the average dispatch to arrival time was 5.59 minutes.

Fire responses include a structure fire on February 7 in the City of Perris, a cooking fire on February 9 in the City of Canyon Lake, and a mattress fire on February 20 in the City of Canyon Lake.

Canyon Lake engines responded to 12 incidents outside the city. They include 9 incidents in the City of Lake Elsinore, two in the City of Menifee, and one in the City of Perris.

Riverside County/Cal Fire responded into the City of Canyon Lake eight times.

A Shift trained 20 hours, B Shift trained 30 hours, and C Shift trained 30 hours.

Community outreach included a Happy Camp visit, Car Club Donuts and Coffee event, honoring Deputy Brian Haney, Girl Scout booths, flag detail, and Clean-Up Day at the Little League Fields.


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