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Canyon Lake Fire Department presents Annual Report for 2023

The Canyon Lake Fire Department presented its Annual Report for 2023. According to the report, the department responded to 1089 incidents in 2023. They include 825 rescue/EMS responses, 43 fire responses, 96 service calls, and 125 other incidents.

The average turnout time for EMS incidents was 0:54. The 90 percent fractile turnout time was 1:35. The department’s goal is 1:45.

The average travel time was 5:12. The 90 percent fractile travel time was 7:34. The department’s goal is 6:00.

The average response time was 5:57. The 90 percent fractile response time was 8:34. The department’s goal is 7:45.

Reserve firefighters provided a fourth person on the engine 58 percent (213 shifts) of the time in 2023.

Firefighters responded to 179 incidents outside the city. Riverside County/Cal Fire, Murrieta, and Corona departments responded to 98 incidents inside the City of Canyon Lake.

Firefighters completed more than 3,115 hours of training. Reserve firefighters completed 586 hours of training.

The department’s accomplishments include sending all full-time personnel to live fire training, implementing a low-angle rope rescue program, training one firefighter as a fire investigator, improving turnout time, completing several ARPA-funded station improvements, continuing updating the department’s training and police manuals, working closely with the city’s Emergency Preparedness Committee, and ordering a new Type 1 fire engine.

Other milestones include the City of Canyon Lake purchasing the fire station from the POA, the department celebrating its second anniversary in service, and the Firefighters Association hosting its first community event.

To view the department’s Annual Report, click here.

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