The Moreno Valley Fire Department is hosting a training burn exercise to sharpen their firefighting skills. This controlled exercise is held in cooperation with CAL FIRE, Riverside County Fire, and the City of Moreno Valley's Office of Emergency Management.
The training burn exercise started on January 9th and will conclude on January 12th. The location of the burn is 12212 Redlands Boulevard, just north of State Route 60 and south of Ironwood Avenue in Moreno Valley. The training begins at 9:00 a.m. and runs until 4:00 p.m. each day.
Firefighters from Moreno Valley, CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, and March Air Reserve Fire Department will participate in this week-long training. During the training burn, Firefighters will ignite several fires within the structure to instruct firefighters while using the latest fire suppression techniques. At times, smoke will be visible in the area, especially along Highway 60 in the eastern portion of Moreno Valley. Please do not be alarmed during this important training event.
The property was made available to Firefighters by the Diocese of San Bernardino – Office of Construction and Real Estate. If you would like more information on this unique training exercise, you may contact CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire's Public Affairs Bureau at (951) 940-6985.