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Public Information and Media Relations Bureau

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


Information on Incidents: 

The Public Information and Media Relations Bureau posts updates on our social media pages twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week. Preliminary and updated information on incidents meeting criteria for posting can be found on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages by searching @CALFIRERRUIn the event of a significant incident, we will also post incident information to the website on our Incident Fact Sheet page. 

School Services:

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

Our office is staffed Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone calls received between the hours of 10:00 p.m. & 6:00 a.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.

Location: ​  

Truman Holland Administrative Headquarters
Riverside County Fire Department
210 West San Jacinto Ave Perris, CA 92570


Public Information and Media Relations Team:​​

  • ​Captain/Public Information Officer - Fernando Herrera
  • Senior Public Information Specialist - Jody Hagemann
  • Public Safety Information Specialist - April Newman
  • Public Safety Information Specialist - Tawny Cabral
  • Public Safety Information Specialist - Rob Roseen
Media and Incident Line: (951) 940-6985        Fax: (951) 940-6701        Email:​

** Incident information is NOT provided by this office for the incorporated cities of Blythe, Calimesa, Cathedral City, Corona, Hemet, Idyllwild, Murrieta, Palm Springs or Riverside. Please contact these cities directly for incidents occurring in their service areas. **