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Patrick Reitz next Idyllwild Fire Chief

The 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 […]

Injured female hiker rescued on Tahquitz

Injured female hiker rescued on Tahquitz

A 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 […]

CSA 38 says no more money to Idyllwild, will request AMR ambulance service

CSA 38 says no more money to Idyllwild, will request AMR ambulance service

In 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, […]

CSA 38 special meeting

The 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 […]

IFPD special meeting

The Idyllwild Fire Commission has scheduled a special meeting to review proposed operating policies. the workshop will be 6 p.m., Friday, June 8 in the conference room of the Idyllwild Fire Station. Below is a list of the policy titles to be reviewed at the meeting. Membership in associations Training, education and conferences Filling Vacancy(s) […]

House burns on Tollgate Road

House burns on Tollgate Road

Engines from County fire stations 23 and 53 were also on the scene. Another structure fire occurred in Idyllwild this afternoon around 5:30 p.m. The Toll Fire took a house in the 53300 block of Toll Gate Road. The single story, single family dwelling unit was fully involved when firefighters arrived. Idyllwild Fire Capt. Alan […]

Commission intended to terminate contracts

In a special meeting following its April 10 regular monthly meeting, the commission adopted two motions both explicitly stating that it had been directing Interim Fire Chief Michael Sherman to prepare letters to terminate the service outside the District effective June 30.

Opinion: Further thoughts or further fabrications?

In last week’s Readers write, a Pine Cove resident addressed what she considered fabrications regarding IFPD’s provision of ambulance service to Pine Cove. The author of last week’s letter should take her own advice to ensure that her comments are supported by fact.

Opinion: Five-minute drive can save a life

My neighbor in Pine Cove is battling a terminal illness. [Idyllwild Interim Fire Chief] Sherman’s statements to terminate the ambulance service contract with the people of Pine Cove only add to her uncertainty and suffering. A safe community on the Hill is a united community. Together in awareness, together in networking, together in action. For […]

IFPD preparing for a new fire chief

The Idyllwild Fire District commission held a brief business meeting Tuesday, April 10 to review a job description, which will be used to recruit a new permanent fire chief …

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