Share/Bookmark Fire totally destroyed a home on Village View Dr. before sunrise Easter morning. Idyllwilld Fire Captain James Reyes was the incident commander. He the loss was total and the neighbor saved the occupant’s life, Reyes added. At approximately 2:30 a.m. Paul Colucci was awakened when his neighbor, Robert Peek came to his door. Colucci’s […]
Share/BookmarkIdyllwild Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 54000 block of Pine Crest Ave. about 6 p.m., Saturday, March 2. Smoke engulfed the residents, however the fire threat was quickly located and extinguished before serious damage occurred.
Share/BookmarkSparks spewing from a chimney in Royal Pines prompted a call to 911 around 7:15p.m. Wednesday night. Idyllwild Fire responded to the scene and quickly located the issue. No injuries were reported and the scene was cleared within about a half hour.
After five months of the fiscal year, Idyllwild Fire Department has spent about 47 percent of its projected budget. Total expenditures through November were about $800,000, of which nearly 70 percent ($563,000) was for salaries and benefits.
Share/Bookmark Gary Fox of Cathedral City was with his rottweiler and neighbor for an afternoon of fishing at Lake Fulmor Friday. Fox was walking down an icy path with his dog and slipped, suffering a laceration and a possible broken femur. He was transported by Idyllwild Fire to Desert Regional Medical Center. Photo by Jenny […]
Share/BookmarkThe Idyllwild Fire Protection District commission appointed Patrick Reitz as the next idyllwild Fire Chief. The vote was 4-0, Commissioner Jerry Buchanan was absent. Reitz was was the Fire Chief and Emergency Services Director for the City of Sheridan, Wyoming. He was laid off from this position in February 2012 to help the city save […]
Share/BookmarkA female hiker was rescued from Tahquitz Rock in Idyllwild after sustaining injury to an extremity, according to Riverside County Fire Department spokesperson Jody Hagemann. The injured female was extracted from the area by a helicopter hoist and was transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital in stable condition, according to Hagemann. RCFD, CAL […]
Share/BookmarkIn an unanimous vote (5-0), the County Service Area 38 Advisory Committee voted to terminate the existing ambulance service with idyllwild Fire Protection District and ask the County Emergency Service Agency to replace this service with American Medical Response, the countywide ambulance provider. This recommendation will be transmitted to 3rd District Supervisor Jeff Stone, […]
Share/BookmarkThe CSA 38 Advisory Committee has called an emergency meeting for 4 p.m., tomorrow, Friday, June 15. The committee will meet in the Pine Cove Water District conference room. The subject is to discuss and compile a list of questions for Mr. Barton, Riverside Countyt EMS Agency as a follow-up to the public meeting of […]