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Canyon Lake fire chief presents department statistics for January

On February 14, Canyon Lake Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse updated the public with the department’s statistics for the month of January.

Station 1 responded to 94 emergency incidents in January. They include three fire responses, 72 rescue/EMS incidents, six service calls, 10 good intent calls, and three false alarms.

The three fire responses include an illegal fire on January 1 on BLM land near the jump lagoon, a fireplace-related attic fire on January 21 in the 29000 block of Smugglers Point Drive, and a fireplace-related attic fire on January 22 in the 29000 block of Vacation Drive.

The average dispatch to en route response time was 0.53 minutes, en route to arrival time was 5.13 minutes, and dispatch to arrival time was 5.13 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 1.29 minutes, en route to arrival time was 6.57 minutes, and dispatch to arrival time was 7.54 minutes.

Riverside County/Cal Fire responded to the City of Canyon Lake 10 times in January. Canyon Lake engines responded to 14 incidents outside the city. They include 10 in the Meadowbrook area, three in Lake Elsinore, and one in Menifee.

A Shift trained 41 hours, B Shift trained 35 hours, and C Shift trained 28 hours. Training in January focused on mass casualty incidents, hose management training in Corona, fire prevention/inspections, Eastport Center pre-planning, child abuse recognition/notification, drafting and pumping operations, and forceable entry and access.

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