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.
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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 - June 2016
The Moreno Valley Fire Department offers the following 4th of July safety information:
The 4th of July holiday is one of the largest celebrated days of the year. Families get together to enjoy barbeques, picnics, and watch large fireworks displays. Unfortunately, in the pursuit of fun, safety is often overlooked. Accidents such as bodily injuries, severe burns, structure, and wildland fires can be prevented by taking a few simple precautions.
The Moreno Valley Fire Department would like to remind residents and visitors that personal use of fireworks is illegal in Riverside County. This means, you may not sell, purchase, transport, store, or use fireworks in Riverside County.
The cities of Blythe, Coachella, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs and Indio are the only cities that allow the sale and use of State Fire Marshal approved “Safe and Sane” fireworks. Fireworks purchased in these cities may not be transported, used or possessed outside of those city limits.
To report the use of illegal fireworks in non-emergency situations please call: 951.247.8700 or 1.800.950.2444.
During the first week in July, please visit our website to view a list of approved public fireworks shows in Riverside County and the 4th of July page for details regarding the City of Moreno Valley’s 4th of July Fun Fest and Parade.
The Moreno Valley Fire DepartmentoOffers the following water safety information:
Drowning is the nation’s number one killer of children under the age of 5 and it’s the second leading cause of death from unintentional injuries for ages 1 to 14. Children and adults can drown without making a sound; the majority of these accidents occur in residential swimming pools and spas. Learning the ABC’s of pool safety could help prevent these tragedies.
The Moreno Valley Fire Department, CALFIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, Riverside City Fire Department and the Orange County Fire Authority, support the ABC’s of water safety:
“A” is for Adult Supervision
It is important to have somebody who is capable of swimming watching the water activity. Whenever possible, having more than one person available who can swim is encouraged. Make there is a phone nearby to call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.
“B” is for Barriers
In addition to adult supervision, you should install and maintain proper fencing around the pool and spa to isolate swimming areas from other areas of the home. Make sure to use multiple layers of protection such as fences, gate/door alarms, and safety covers.
“C” is for Classes
The proper classes such as learning to swim, first aid, and CPR can help you be better prepared in the event of an emergency. Do not rely on swimming aids such as water wings, rafts or noodles for safety. Inform your children about the dangers of improper water play and set guidelines and safety rules. Always keep a phone nearby to call 9-1-1.
Drowning incidents do not only happen in pools, lakes and oceans, but can also occur in bathtubs, mop buckets, toilets, and water as shallow as 2 feet. Water safety should be adhered to year-round. Please be diligent to not have unattended children around the water; looking away for just a few seconds could result in a tragedy.
The Office of Emergency Management offers the following information:
As the temperatures begin to rise and we move closer to summer, the Office of Emergency Management would like to inform everyone that heat related illness and deaths are highly common and typically, preventable. People suffer heat-related illness when their bodies are unable to compensate and properly cool themselves. The body normally cools itself by sweating, however under some conditions, sweating just isn't enough. In such cases, a person's body temperature rises rapidly. Very high body temperatures may damage the brain or other vital organs.
Since heat-related deaths are preventable, people should be aware of who is at greatest risk and what actions can be taken to prevent a heat-related illness or death. The elderly, the very young, and people with mental illness and chronic diseases are at highest risk. However, even young and healthy individuals can succumb to heat if they participate in strenuous physical activities during hot weather. Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death. If a home is not air-conditioned, people can reduce their risk for heat-related illness by spending time in public facilities that are air-conditioned.
The best defense is prevention. Here are some prevention tips:
- Drink more fluids (non-alcoholic) regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. If you plan to be outside, take steps to hydrate well before the outing.
- Don’t drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar–these actually cause you to lose more body fluid. Also, avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.
- Stay indoors and, if at all possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library–even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat.
- An “Excessive Heat Warning” is issued when the heat index or real temperature is expected to reach 110 degrees or more in our area. Call your local health department or visit the Riverside County website to find the nearest heat-relief shelters in your area.
- Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, fans will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath, or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off.
- Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
- NEVER leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle.
- Although anyone at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others. Check regularly on infants, young children, and the elderly .
For more information, please call the Office of Emergency Management at 951.413.3800.
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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