San Bernardino County ShakeOut is a Huge Success
All County Departments in addition to numerous cities and towns, residents, businesses and school children throughout the county participated in this year’s Great California ShakeOut drill.
Great California ShakeOut
Join over 635,000 people who live and work in San Bernardino County in the world’s largest earthquake drill on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:16 a.m. (10/16 @ 10:16). Practice what you will do when the earth starts shaking; DROP, COVER and HOLD ON! Take steps NOW to prepare for San Bernardino County’s next damaging earthquake. Click here for more information on the ShakeOut in San Bernardino County and ways YOU can participate.
On Saturday, October 11th, the California Fire Foundation honored the memory of 15 fallen firefighters, as their names were added to the more than 1,250 currently inscribed on the California Firefighters Memorial in Sacramento.
City of Fontana to Get New Fire Station
On Oct 10th, the City of Fontana celebrated the groundbreaking for Fire Station73, located at 8143 Banana Ave. Fontana. The approximate 7,000 square foot facility will replace a station built in 1960 and will house a paramedic engine, hazardous materials response units and have space for six firefighters. The new station will improve response times and provide efficient delivery of emergency medical and fire service throughout the growth & build out of this portion of the City.
Partial Roof Collapse at Fontana Strip Mall
Oct 10, 1 p.m. - County firefighters and rescue personnel helped to free seven victims trapped in an office at a strip mall located on the 17000 block of Foothill Blvd., in Fontana following the collapse of part of the building’s roof. Crews from County Fire’s Battalion 1 in Fontana arrived on scene to find the ruins of an overhanging façade on the ground and blocking the exit for numerous customers still trapped inside one of the businesses. The façade had also collapsed onto the hoods of several cars parked in front of the business, causing moderate damage to each of them.