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Incident Information and 

Media Relations 




The Incident Information and Media Relations Bureau provides timely, accurate information about significant newsworthy incidents.


Information on Incidents:

Preliminary and updated information on incidents meeting criteria for posting can be found on the Incident Facts Sheet page.  Incident information is NOT provided by this office for the incorporated cities of Riverside, Corona, Murrieta, Hemet, Cathedral City, or Palm Springs. Please contact these cities directly for incidents occurring in their service areas.

School Services:

CAL FIRE / Riverside County Fire Department offers many education programs that teach fire prevention safety and disaster preparedness.  Contact the Incident Information and Media Relations Bureau during regular business hours to learn more about these educational programs.

The Public Affairs Bureau prepares and updates Incident Fact Sheets on our website twenty-four hours a day - seven days a week. Our office is staffed Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone calls recieved after 5:00 p.m. will be returned the next business day. In the event of a major incident, our call center hours may be extended to meet the informational needs of the public and media.

During significant incidents and/or at the request of the Incident Commander, a field PIO may respond to the site of the incident.

Media and Incident Line: (951) 940-6985             Fax: (951) 940-6701
Our Office is located at the Truman Holland Administrative Headquarters in Perris:
Riverside County Fire Department
210 West San Jacinto Ave Perris, CA 92570
Incident Information and Media Relations Bureau Staff:
Captain/PIO - Lucas Spelman
Senior Public Information Specialist - Jody Hagemann
Public Safety Information Specialist - April Newman
Public Safety Information Specialist - Jennifer Fuhrman