||MEDIA ADVISORY – Multi-Agency Wildland Training Drill
The media is invited to attend a multi-agency Wildland Training Drill on April 22, 2009. The wildland Training Drill will take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m. at Ben Clark Training Center, 3423 Davis Street Riverside (TB 746-G5). Media should report to Media Staging Area after entering Ben Clark Training Center...
The drill is hosted by the Riverside County Training Officers Association in cooperation with the Riverside County Chiefs Association and supported by the Regional Training Program and will feature firefighting equipment and resources from throughout Riverside County. Live fire will be used. The media will have the opportunity to attend training sessions and simulations in the following areas:
¿ Structure Preparation, Triage, and Resource Deployment
¿ Firing Safety, Firing Tools, and Terminology
¿ Entrapment Survival and Fire Shelter Deployment
¿ Hand Held Radio Use and Operation, Mandatory Use of Common Communications
¿ Wildland Firefighter Safety and Survival
This is a great opportunity for the media to gain critical information on wildland firefighting, safety and terminology. Public Information Officers will be there to escort and insure that the media benefits from the training. This is a great ¿B-Roll¿ opportunity! Please RSVP by emailing the CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department Public Affairs, Information and Education Bureau at email@example.com if you are interested in attending.
This multi-jurisdictional training opportunity is one that you will not want to miss!
For additional information on the 2009 Wildand Training Drill, please contact the CAL FIRE / Riverside County Fire Department¿s Public Information Line at 951-940-6985.
PRESS RELEASE: Riverside County Wildland Training Drill
2009 Riverside County Multi-Agency Wildland Drill
DATE: April 21, 22, and 23, 2009 ¿ 0900 hours to 1900 hours each day
LOCATION: Ben Clark Training Center ¿ 3423 Davis Street, Riverside (TB 746-G5)
Riverside City Fire Department, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, Palm Springs Fire Department, Cathedral City Fire Department, Corona Fire Department, Norco Fire Department, Murrieta Fire Protection District, Morongo Fire Department, Pechanga Fire Department, Idyllwild Fire Protection District, California Department of Corrections, Hemet Fire Department.
This years wildand training drill is focusing on firefighter safety in the wildland fire environment, to recognize and avoid unsafe circumstances, practice effective and safe tactics to employ on a wildland fire, fire behavior, safety, evacuation procedures and considerations and an emphasis on multi-jurisdictional training between all fire agencies in Riverside County. The same courses will be repeated each day to allow Departments to send more personnel. There are two training tracks ¿ one for Type I Engine skills and one for Type III engine skills.
To provide engine company-level instruction on:
¿ Firefighter safety in the wildland environment
¿ Recognizing and avoiding unsafe circumstances
¿ Effective and safe tactics to employ in wildland fires
¿ To provide a meaningful learning experience for Strike Team Leader trainees and other trainee positions in a wildland setting.
All drill training is instructed through a series of hands-on classes conducted by subject area experts