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Corona Fire Department Prepares for Summer 2018

Post Date:05/14/2018 10:54 a.m.

Fire

For Immediate Release
May 11, 2018 

CORONA FIRE DEPT PREPARES FOR SUMMER 2018

CORONA, CA– Corona Fire Department is preparing for the soaring summer temperatures that lead us into fire season with wildland fire control training and weed abatement programs.

Tonner Canyon 1This past week the annual multi-agency wildland fire control training took place in Tonner Canyon in Diamond Bar. Several fire departments including Anaheim, Fullerton, Brea, Orange County, Chino, Los Angeles County, CAL FIRE, and Corona Fire Department attended the annual training.

These agencies all participate in SOLAR, a group comprised of the four-counties which battle common wildfire threats. SOLAR’s intent is to enhance multi-agency response, cooperation and coordination to incidents along the Highway 91, 241 and 57 corridors.

It was the SOLAR group cooperation and its annual wildland fire training that lead directly to the successful deployment of resources which defended the Sierra Del Oro neighborhood in Corona during the Canyon Fires last September.

In addition to wildland fire training, Corona Fire is also preparing for the upcoming fire season through compliance inspections for weed abatement throughout the city during the month of May.  Be sure that your properties have been cleared to avoid administrative citations for non-compliance.

This program is designed to keep the City fire-safe by ensuring that yards and larger land parcels are cleared of combustible weeds and debris. Please keep in mind that weed abatement is year-round in southern California and it is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure that their property is maintained in a “fire safe” condition to protect themselves and their neighbors around them.

For more information about wildfire preparedness, view the Corona Fire Ready Set Go pamphlet.

If you have any questions, please contact Xente Baker at 951-736-2257 or Xente.Baker@CoronaCA.gov.  The Corona Fire Department appreciates your assistance in helping us keep the City free of fire hazards.

 

About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding the City of Corona visit www.CoronaCA.gov.

Media Contact
Chris Cox
Interim Fire Chief
951-736-2256
Chris.Cox@CoronaCA.gov

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