Because of budget cuts,
Riverside County has phased out the county's volunteer firefighting departments and created a Volunteer Reserve Firefighter Program with stricter
standards. They have
authorized Rancho Carrillo Station 62 to continue to operate as an Emergency
Medical Services (EMS) Response station.
Emergency Services" (aka "Rancho Carrillo Volunteer Fire Company")
will privately respond to emergencies (wind damage, earthquake, fire, traffic
accidents, etc.) until outside help from Orange or Riverside County arrives.
Membership in the Medical and/or Emergency Response Teams is open to
all Rancho Carrillo owners and residents over the age of 18. (Exceptions: Anyone with
known heart disease, epilepsy, or emphysema must submit a physician's
certificate of fitness.) Trainings are held quarterly. .
Auxiliary (Green Team 1)
Members of the Auxiliary assist with people and pets during emergencies
(communication, evacuation, direct traffic, etc.) They also assist with the cleaning of the
fire station and the maintenance of the trucks. The Auxiliary is responsible for
fund-raising. Attendance at quarterly
trainings is recommended but not required.
Emergency Response Team aka "Brigade" (Red Team 2)
In the event of a traffic accident, windstorm, fire, earthquake, or
other natural disaster, members of the Emergency Response Team may voluntarily
· Staging fire hoses and operating hydrant
· Application of Fire retardant material to brush or structures
· Operation of light, medium, and heavy equipment to
clear, lift, cut, or dig.
The Emergency Response team
is not under the umbrella of Riverside County Fire Department or CalFire, but
will support and adhere to their instructions. Personal protection gear will be
provided to those who attend four trainings per year.
Medical Response Team (Blue Team `3") To complete the Emergency Services survey, click on the link below and submit to Nancy S.
When called upon,
trained members of the Rancho Carrillo Emergency Response Medical Team respond
on a voluntary basis to assist ill or injured patients with advanced first aid,
life-saving techniques, and preparation for transport to a hospital. Current EMR (Certified First Responder) or EMT certification is
required for official response to medical emergencies, but all residents are
encouraged to go through trainings (CERT, Advanced First Aid, and RC trainings)
to assist the Certified First Responders in medical emergencies.