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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- Fire Operations
- Request Report
- Burn Permits
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, contact Jeaneen Gardner at 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 2013
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 that 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, 2013:
|Fire Station #2
24935 Hemlock Avenue
Fire Station #6
22250 Eucalyptus Avenue
Fire Station #48
10511 Village Road
Fire Station #99
13400 Morrison Street
|Fire Station #58
28040 Eucalyptus Avenue
Fire Station #65
15111 Indian Avenue
Fire Station #91
16110 Lasselle 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.
Evacuations are more common than many people realize. Fires and floods cause evacuations most frequently across the U.S. and almost every year, people in these communities evacuate as wildfires approach. In addition, hundreds of times a year, transportation and industrial accidents release harmful substances, forcing many people to leave their homes.
In some circumstances, local officials decide that the hazards are serious and require mandatory evacuations. In others, evacuations are advised or households decide to evacuate to avoid situations they believe are potentially dangerous. When community evacuations become necessary local officials provide information to the public through the media. In some circumstances, other warning methods, such as sirens, text alerts, emails or telephone calls are used.
Evacuation orders may come with little or no warning. Even so, you can use the tips below to prepare for the possibility of evacuating as part of your personal preparedness efforts at home and work.
- Identify possible places to reunite with family members after the event as part of your emergency plans.
- Make plans for children, seniors and others with special needs.
- Check with your schools, work place and other sites about their evacuation plans.
- Secure the building if possible.
- Turn off utilities only if instructed to do so by local officials.
- Listen to the radio or watch TV for information from local officials. Follow their instructions.
- Remain calm.
- Use the phone only to report life-threatening emergencies.
- Identify facilities that care for pets during disasters since pets are not allowed in American Red Cross shelters. (In-service animals excluded).
- Retrieve emergency supplies and evacuation kits if possible. Be sure to include medications.
- Leave a note indicating your destination if possible.
- Assemble enough food, drinking water, medicines, and other supplies to last a minimum of five days in an emergency kit or backpack that is easy to transport.
- Report to the evacuation site, using recommended travel routes given by local officials
Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T. - Stroke Warning Signs and Symptoms
In 2012, the Moreno Valley Fire Department responded to over 55 emergency calls for stroke victims. Stroke is the fourth cause of death and of disability in the United States. A person’s life can potentially be saved if the proper medical attention is received immediately.
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures). When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it and brain cells die.
The brain is an extremely complex organ that controls various body functions. If a stroke occurs and blood flow can't reach the region that controls a particular body function, that part of the body won't work as it should.
If the stroke occurs toward the back of the brain, for instance, it's likely that some disability involving vision will result. The effects of a stroke depend primarily on the location of the obstruction and the extent of brain tissue affected.
F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you'll know that you need to call 9-1-1 for help right away. F.A.S.T. is:
Face Drooping- Does one side of the face droops or is it numb? Ask a person to smile. Is the person’s smile uneven?
Time to call 9-1-1 If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get the person to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you’ll know when the first symptoms appear.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org