The Moreno Valley Fire Department is the primary response agency for fires, emergency medical service, hazardous materials incidents, traffic accidents, terrorist acts, catastrophic weather events, and technical rescues for the City of Moreno Valley. The Fire Department also provides a full range of fire prevention services including public education, code enforcement, plan check and inspection services for new and existing construction, and fire investigation. Additionally, the City’s Office of Emergency Management is located within the Fire Department allowing for a well-coordinated response to both natural and man-made disasters. The Moreno Valley Fire Department is part of the CALFIRE / Riverside County Fire Department’s regional, integrated, cooperative fire protection organization.
Divisions and Programs
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The Administrative Section is responsible for the oversight and management of all Fire Department administrative functions including, but not limited to: Fire Station administration, personnel management and budget administration. The Fire Department Administration also oversees the Fire Prevention Bureau and Office of Emergency Management.
Fire Administration is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fire Department. Headed by Fire Chief Abdul Ahmad, Fire Administration provides policy direction, leadership and vision to our members, and plays a key role in securing the resources necessary to carry out our Department mission. Fiscal management and special projects are under the purview of Fire Administration.
Moreno Valley Fire Services Administrative Offices are located at Moreno Valley’s Public Safety Building:
22850 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos
Moreno Valley, CA 92552
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Moreno Valley Fire Department is part of the CAL FIRE/ Riverside County Fire Department’s regionalized, integrated, cooperative fire protection organization. Through this contract relationship with CAL FIRE, and the Riverside County Fire Department, the Moreno Valley Fire Department has the benefits of and access to:
- Hazardous materials response team
- Fire arson investigation
- Fire hand crews, bulldozers, and aircraft
- Public information and education
- Consolidated dispatch center for emergency medical and fire dispatch
- Assistance from the Riverside County Fire Office of Emergency Services
Request a Fire Report
Recovering from a fire can be a physically and mentally draining process. When fire strikes, lives are suddenly turned around. Often, the hardest part is knowing where to begin and who to contact. If you are insured, you will want to notify your insurance company as soon as possible. If you are in need of temporary housing, food, or medicines, you may wish to contact the local Red Cross at 951.656.4218. You will also want to contact the City’s Building & Safety Division at 951.413.3350 to obtain assistance with restoring utilities to your property, identifying any construction permits you may need to repair your building and other information that may be helpful to you and your insurance company in recovering from this incident.
To obtain a copy of your fire report, you will need to submit a report in writing to the CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department. Please fill out the Incident Report or provide the following information in a written request:
- Fire date
- Approximate time of the fire
- Address or location of the fire
A fire report fee of $15.00 must accompany the request. Fees must be in the form of check or money order payable to Riverside County Fire Department.
Please send the request and fees to:
Riverside County Fire Department
210 West San Jacinto Avenue
Perris CA 92570
Normally, the fire report copy will be sent within two weeks. If you have any questions about a pending report request, call 951.943.4970. You may also visit the Riverside County website at www.rvcfire.org.
During certain times of the year residential landscape debris burning of dead vegetation is allowed. However, homeowners should always check with their local fire station and South Coast Air Quality Management District before burning. You may visit the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s website at http://www.aqmd.gov/ for information on whether or not air quality conditions permit burning. Additionally, you will need to obtain a burn permit from your local fire station. Please visit our Fire Station Locations page to locate a fire station near you.
The following are burning permit requirements:
- Maximum pile size 4 foot in diameter.
- Clear all flammable material and vegetation within 10-feet of the outer edge of pile.
- Keep a water supply close to the burning site.
- An adult should be in attendance with a shovel until the fire is out.
- No burning shall be undertaken unless weather conditions (particularly wind) are such that burning can be considered safe. No household trash or garbage can be burned outdoors at residences.
Dry, natural vegetation, grown on the property can still be burned outdoors in open piles, unless prohibited by local ordinances. Burning can only be done on permissive burn days. Burn permits are only valid on “Permissive Burn Days” as determined by the State Air Resources Board or the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Fire News - November 2015
The Moreno Valley Fire Department Offers the Following Safety Information:
Important safety information for when using a turkey fryer:
The delicious deep-fried turkey has quickly grown in popularity but safety experts are concerned that backyard chefs may be sacrificing fire safety for good taste.
If you absolutely must use a turkey fryer, please use the following tips:
- Turkey fryers should always be used outdoors a safe distance from buildings and any other flammable materials.
- Never use turkey fryers in a garage or on a wooden deck.
- Make sure the fryers are used on a flat surface to reduce accidental tipping.
- Never leave the fryer unattended. Most units do not have thermostat controls. If you do not watch the fryer carefully, the oil will continue to heat until it catches fire.
- Never let children or pets near the fryer even if it is not in use. The oil inside the cooking pot can remain dangerously hot hours after use.
- To avoid oil spillover, do not overfill the fryer.
- Use well-insulated potholders or oven mitts when touching pot or lid handles. If possible, wear safety goggles to protect your eyes from oil splatter.
- Keep an all-purpose fire extinguisher nearby. Never use water to extinguish a grease fire. If the fire is manageable, use your all-purpose fire extinguisher. If the fire increases, immediately call the fire department for help.
Spark of Love
Every year, tens of thousands of children experience Christmas morning with no gifts to open. To bring smiles to these children, the firefighters in Moreno Valley, in cooperation with CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire and KABC Channel 7, host a "Spark of Love Toy Drive". Residents who wish to be part of this special event are encouraged to drop off a new, unwrapped toy or sports equipment at any local fire station to support this worthwhile cause.
With your support, children throughout Moreno Valley will receive a new toy this holiday season. Your donation to the "Spark of Love Toy Drive" will be accepted at any of the City's seven fire stations through December 24, 2015:
Fire Station #2
24935 Hemlock Avenue
Fire Station #6
22250 Eucalyptus Avenue
Fire Station #48
10511 Village Road
Fire Station #58
28040 Eucalyptus Avenue
Fire Station #65
15111 Indian Avenue
Fire Station #91
16110 Lasselle Street
Fire Station #99
13400 Morrison Street
For eligibility requirements to receive toys for a child in need, please contact the Moreno Valley Community Assistance Program at 951-485-7792. For any other questions regarding the “Spark of Love Toy Drive” call 951-486-6780.
The Moreno Valley Fire Department Would Like to Offer Important Flood Preparedness Information
The Office of emergency Management would like to remind everyone floods are one of the most common hazards in Riverside County. They can cause injury, death property damage and even contaminate drinking water and cause electrical disruptions which can severely impact the City of Moreno Valley. All floods are not alike and can develop slowly over time but can also progress very quickly in just a few minutes. Flash floods often have a dangerous wall of rapidly moving water that carries rocks, mud, debris and can sweep away anything in its path. Be aware of flood hazards no matter where you live, but especially if you live in low lying areas, near water or even near flood prone areas or intersections. Do not attempt to cross an area or intersection that appears to be flooded but rather find an alternate route of travel.
Before the Flood Warning or Watch
Be prepared to respond to flooding by taking the following actions before the rains and flooding begin:
- Assemble emergency supply kits for your home, workplace, and vehicle.
- Store a seven-day supply of food and water (at least one gallon per person, per day) in closed, clean containers.
- Plastic sheeting
- Teach children not to play in or near rivers, streams, or other areas of potential flooding.
- Identify safe routes from your home or work place to high, safe ground. Determine whether you can use these routes during flooding or storms. Be familiar with your geographic surroundings.
During the Flood
- Avoid unnecessary trips.
- Do not drive or walk through moving water. You can be knocked off your feet in as little as 6 inches of water.
- Do not “sightsee” or enter restricted areas.
- Stay away from streams, rivers, flood control channels and other areas subject to sudden flooding.
- Move to higher ground if you’re caught by rising waters.
- Use the phone only to report dangerous conditions or emergencies that are life threatening.
Fire News - October 2015
El Niño, Heavy Storms, and Sandbags
Nearly two decades have passed since the last El Niño storm caused widespread flooding that affected the region, including the City of Moreno Valley and surrounding communities. With the recent record breaking amount of rain received from tropical storm Dolores, some are speculating that our region’s next El Niño may already have arrived.
El Niño rain may bring much-needed drought relief to our state, but could also cause severe flooding and weather related damage to roadways, homes, structures and businesses. The City of Moreno Valley has already begun preparing personnel, equipment, and facilities for heavy storms, and urges citizens to also ready their homes and neighborhoods
Tips to prepare for heavy rainfall:
- Clear debris from all roof drains, gutters, downspouts, yard drains, and private drainage channels;
- Clean debris around your property’s perimeter along fences and block walls;
- Keep sandbags, plywood, plastic sheeting, lumber, and other emergency building materials handy for waterproofing and to divert water flow away from your home;
- Secure all loose lawn furniture or other loose items in your yard when a storm is approaching;
- Trim trees, especially those with large over-hanging branches;
- Check your homeowner's or renter's insurance for flood insurance coverage. If none exists and your home is in a flood plain, contact your insurance agent to discuss coverage options;
- Keep your car fueled and ready to go; and
- Know alternate routes to higher, safe ground from your home and workplace.
As a service to Moreno Valley residents during the El Niño Storm Season, the City will distribute prefilled sandbags, free of charge. The number of sandbags allotted to each household has been increased to 50. These will be available, while supplies last, from October 1, 2015 – April 30, 2016.
Both pre-filled and empty sandbags are available at the following City facilities:
Fire Station 2
24935 Hemlock Avenue
Fire Station 6
22250 Eucalyptus Avenue
Fire Station 48
10511 Village Road
Fire Station 58
28040 Eucalyptus Avenue
Fire Station 91
16110 Lasselle Street
Fire Station 99
13400 Morrison Street
15670 Perris Boulevard
Empty sandbags (no pre-filled sandbags) are also available Fire Station 65 (15111 Indian Avenue).
Sandbags can be picked up at fire stations within the City of Moreno Valley at any time, preferably between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sandbags can be picked up at the City Yard Main Office, 15670 Perris Boulevard, Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Residents obtaining filled sandbags are encouraged to bring a suitable vehicle to carry the number of desired sandbags and additional friends and/or family to assist with loading the sandbags.
Loose sand is available 24-hours/day at the following locations:
- Exterior Parking Lot of Fire Station 2 (24935 Hemlock Avenue)
- Exterior Parking Lot of Fire Station 48 (10511 Village Road)
- Exterior Parking Lot of Fire Station 58 (28040 Eucalyptus Avenue)
- Alessandro Boulevard and Redlands Boulevard at the Post Office property
- Conference and Recreation Center overflow parking lot located at Veterans Way and Alessandro Boulevard
- City Yard Visitor Parking Lot located immediately south of the City Yard main building at 15670 Perris Boulevard
Residents obtaining loose sand are required to bring their own shovels.
Stay informed with the City’s Emergency Alert and Warning Notification System, “Alert MoVal.” Simply log on to www.moval.org/alert to register. This system will enable officials to provide essential information to registered citizens in the event of an emergency or weather related disaster.
Additional information is available at: http://www.ready.gov/floods
For additional information, please contact the Office of Emergency Management at 951.413.3800 or at email@example.com.
Staying Safe this Winter
Each year, flooding causes more deaths than from any other severe weather related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control reports that over half of all flood-related drowning’s occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters. These are due to the fact that most people underestimate the force and power of water. Here are some excellent tips to keep you safe during storms and possible flooding:
- Contact your local insurance agent for flood insurance before the storm
- Check your emergency preparedness kit and update as needed
- Keep your vehicle fueled in case you need to evacuate
- Secure outside furniture and other objects that could be caught by wind
- Keep sandbags handy for emergency waterproofing
- Monitor weather reports for updated information
- If flooding is likely, move essential items and furniture to upper floors
- Limit your travel during storms, stay inside if possible and bring your pets indoors
- If advised to evacuate, please do so and move to a safe area before your access is cut off by flood water
- Avoid areas subject to flooding
Turn Around Don't Drown®
- Do not try to walk across flowing water as only 6” inches of water can knock over an adult
- NEVER drive through flooded roadways (road beds may be washed out under flood waters)
-only 6” of water can cause you to lose control of your car
-only 12” of water will float most vehicles and 24” of water can sweep your vehicle away
- If your vehicle stalls, abandon it immediately and seek higher ground
For more tips to keep you safe,
contact Office of Emergency Management at
951.413.3800 or OEM@moval.org
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