Another fire engine and crew has been added to the Riverside County Fire Station 23 in Pine Cove. Also, an engine and crews are supplementing the Station 53 (Garner Valley) staff, Cal Fire Mountain Battalion Chief Sean Dakin said at last week’s County Service Area 38 meeting.
“There will be six people at the station every day,” Dakin said. Two complete crews, including medic engineers, will be at Station 23 daily, as well as a relief crew on the seventh day of each week.
The additional resources are available from new state funding and Cal Fire Chief Ken Pimlott had dedicated them to this area, according to Dakin.
Two of the new captains were at the April 9 CSA meeting and Dakin introduced them to the Advisory Committee.