For the second year, Idyllwild Fire Protection District personnel — those we depend on for our safety — put people in danger in three ways.
1. Riding large, motorized vehicles in our Halloween parade that, in the past, was absolutely unnecessary and is dangerous with children running back and forth across a closed-to-traffic street to trick or treat at businesses.
2. Throwing Halloween candy from these motorized vehicles that could result in children being run over.
3. Blasting a fire engine horn that is so loud it frightens all, but especially small children, pets and elderly with heart conditions.
This year, instead of just writing my opinion, I went up to the driver of that obnoxious honking fire engine and gave him a piece of my mind.
The Halloween parade is a fun event for our community and it belongs to the community.
It should not be ruined by arrogant, immature medical people.

Becky Clark,
Stone Creek


  1. Next year I propose we have a special area that does not allow any of what you pointed out is dangerous. It will be miles from the parade so that those concerned are not unduly put at risk of hearing festivities they may disagree with. Problem solved.

  2. This isn’t the problem with IFPD, albeit a rather shallow way to generate support. It’s about grizzly grand jury findings against Lamont, this departments presentation that it’s the town’s savior’s when in fact it’s CAL-Fire, and this departments limited practice as paramedics. IFPD should be dissolved and replaced with Riv. co. Fire/CAL-Fire and AMR, superior first responders. And while at it upgrade all those inferior fire hydrants on this mountain, given the grave number of hydrant failures from the last fire fight.

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