California Fire Prevention is pleased to announce that the Riverside City Fire Department has entered into a Memo of Agreement to partner with our organization in the area of fire and life safety. The new Agreement will see CFPO contribute fire and life safety educational programs and awareness to the City of Riverside.
“We’re very pleased by this new endeavor, ” said Riverside Fire Officer Todd Gooch, who is the liaison for the new alliance. “We’ve been missing many of these elements due to tough financial times and the evolution of the fire service. This is good news for our residents.”
“Riverside is an ideal community for us to partner with,” added Cameron Barrett, Director of Education and Program Manager for CalFire Prevention. “We’ll be visiting schools, collaborating on a large scale safety fair, installing smoke alarms and CO detectors, and working with people dealing with disabilities.” The initial program commences later in the spring, and there is much anticipation about continuing it through 2017 or longer.
“One of the key benefits for our partner organizations is that we help them with technology,” stated CalFire Prevention’s Riverside Liaison William Whitney. “It’s a key reason we can get so much done with a relatively small team.” The new MySafe:Riverside website can be found at: www.mysaferiverside.org
The California Fire Prevention Organization is a separate organization from the State of California’s fire service, called CalFire. It is a California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation 501 (c)(3).