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.
"Rancho Carrillo 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)
· Staging fire hoses and operating hydrants
· 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")
Please complete the Emergency Services Survey (see link below) and return to Nancy S.