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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRE AGENCIES THANK CITY OF INDUSTRY FOR SUPPORTING CRITICAL FIRE TRAINING

Post Date:12/20/2018

MEDIA RELEASE

Public Information Officer: Captain Tony Imbrenda

Media Contact: (323) 881-2413

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRE AGENCIES THANK CITY OF INDUSTRY FOR SUPPORTING CRITICAL FIRE TRAINING


At this week’s city council meeting, Los Angeles County Fire, Cal Fire, Orange County Fire, and Chino Valley Fire came together to present the City of Industry with a plaque recognizing their support.

For several years, the City of Industry has approved agreements with the fire authorities of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, and Riverside (SOLAR) Counties to allow for various fire prevention training exercises in Tonner Canyon.

The plaque presented to the City recognized them for their continued support and participation with the Annual Multi-Agency Tonner Canyon Wildland Fire Training, and thanked them for the positive impact it has made on firefighter safety and wildfire emergency response.

The area where the SOLAR counties converge has a history of fire activity. The exercises provide training on command and control of a simulated vegetation wildfire, giving responders an opportunity to practice tactics involved in fighting a vegetation wildfire. Additionally, the coordinated training helps responders practice communicating and working with other responding agencies.

“Prior to coming together, it was more difficult to communicate between responding agencies due to different communication platforms and radio frequencies,” said Assistant Fire Chief Jim Robinson. “The trainings have helped improve communications to combat fires and, for that, we are very grateful for the City’s support to continue these annual trainings.”

The City has allowed for these trainings to take place on city-owned property in Tonner Canyon nearly every year since 2009. The Tonner Canyon site is owned and maintained by the City of Industry. Throughout the years, the City of Industry has invested in the Canyon to preserve its unique open spaces and to provide for public uses, such as the fire training. All operations of the fire training are conducted with a minimal trace left behind and with sensitivity to the adjacent areas.

 

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