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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: 

Preliminary and updated information on incidents meeting criteria for posting can be found on the Incident Fact Sheet page.  Incident information is NOT provided by this office for the incorporated cities of Riverside, Corona, Murrieta, Hemet, Cathedral City, Calimesa, Idyllwild 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 Information and Media Relations 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.

Location: ​  

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


Incident Information and Media Relations Staff:​​

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