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New Chandler Fire Station Now Open

By City of Eastvale

The City of Eastavle is proud to announce that the Chandler Fire Station is now open and ready to serve the community!

While Engine 31 is operational, the Grand Opening Ceremony will be held on Wednesday April 19, 2017.

Chandler Fire Station No. 31
14991 Chandler Street
Eastvale, CA 92880

Please join us in welcoming this new addition!

Eastvale: Residential Fire Confirmed as Marijuana House

BY: JENNIFER MADRIGAL

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Firefighters respond to residential fire in Eastvale. (Photo courtesy of Mimi Perez)

Eastvale – On Monday night, February 10th, at 6:25p.m. the Eastvale Fire Department responded to a home on fire in the 12000 block of Craigburn Circle in Eastvale. The fire was extinguished and fire personnel’s investigation discovered that the residence contained an indoor marijuana grow operation. According to a press release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Eastvale Police Department was notified. A search warrant was obtained and served by officers assigned to Eastvale’s Special Enforcement Team. Officers were able to seize 1103 marijuana plants and 35 lbs of processed marijuana. Electricity was also being bypassed around the meter, which may have been the cause of the fire.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is committed to the safety of the citizens of Eastvale and will be vigilant in investigating all crimes of this nature. Anyone with information about this incident please contact Officer Javier Morando at the Jurupa Valley Station at 951-955-2600.

Tips for Spotting Pot Houses:

  • Windows often covered from inside residence
  • Commercial grade air conditioners and electrical equipment may be seen being moved or installed (especially by individuals other than uniformed utility workers may be accessing the electrical vaults near the street).
  • Lights and televisions are set on timers, and turn on and off at the same time every day
  • People come and go and leave within a few hours. Often pull in and out of the garage and immediately shut the door.

What “Feels Good” About Eastvale?

BY JENNIFER MADRIGAL

Eastvale – For the “web savy” individual, immediacy can sometimes seem like a bad thing. The majority of the news comes with a negative spin. So we’ve decided to reach out to our residents and find out more about the great things that happen within our city limits.
This community is amazing and full of great people who work diligently to keep this city one of the best and safest places to live. So, the responses we’ve received share some positive stories that we are sharing them with our readership. We hope that you will feel as inspired and uplifted by these stories as we have been.
From an Anonymous Resident: This year has been an exceptionally difficult year for me. My four children and I were forced out of our home by my husband of 18 years. I have struggled to find a job, a place to live and provide food and essentials with little or no income at all. Even my belongings have been denied and withheld from me. Though we have much to be thankful for, this Christmas was looking pretty meager. On Monday, December 23, a knock came to our door during dinner. Some volunteers were making Christmas deliveries with gifts for the kids from the Eastvale Fire Department. We were in shock. It was a blessing to my family and a beneficial lesson to teach my children about how lives can be changed through giving to our community. We truly have a great city!
Courtesy of Eastvale Lost and Found Pets Facebook Page: One resident was in a horrific crash on the 15 freeway and her Akita jumped out of the window of the car. The car was obliterated and it is a miracle that they both survived. Her dog’s picture was posted on several Facebook pages and the community really banded together to help reunite the owner with her fur-baby! Here is her post of thanks: I would just like to let everyone know that I have finally found my dog after my horrible accident on 12/26/13! Thanks to one man who was kind enough to stop for him on the freeway, pick him up and keep him safe until he was able to contact me. I would like to thank everyone who reposted my message about my lost dog because without the reposts this man would have never found me. Thank you to all who took the time to help me find my love, Kuma!
From Resident Mary Timassy-Nelson: Our neighbor decided to throw a “Christmas Bonfire”. She left flyers at homes of people she didn’t know, but live in our tract (Centex, near Moon Flower and Schleisman). She asked a few of us to bring a desert or an appetizer. She and her husband provided pizza, drinks, and a bonfire. I know a lot of my neighbors, but I met a few new ones who have moved in over the last few months…and I met someone for the first time that has been here as long as I have! It was so much fun watching kids play in the street at 10:00 at night. What is really great is that another neighbor has been setting up a Neighborhood Watch. We have a deputy coming in January for a meeting. Now, I was able to pass the word along to more people! Yea for Eastvale!
If you have any positive stories about Eastvale that you would like us to print and/or share, please email them to jenniferanapr@hotmail.com.

Heroes At Home: Eastvale’s Fire Dept.

Eastvale Fire Engine

The Transformer-like engine undergoes daily maintenance. (Photo By Kimberley Sander)

By K.P. Sander

Eastvale – Firefighters are our heroes. They put themselves in harm’s way to protect the public as a way of life. You merely have to reflect back on the events of 9-11 to fully understand the courageous impact that those in public service can have in dire emergencies. Every life is precious no matter the circumstances, and seconds count when emergency services are needed.

The City of Eastvale is fortunate to have Cal Fire Station 27 within city limits to take care of the 55,000 residents in its 13 or so square miles. From municipal and wild land fire protection to medical emergencies, rescues and hazardous materials concerns, the station responds to approximately 1,400 incidents each year. Their competence in facilitating the safety of the public is done with pride, integrity and kindness.

The beautiful state-of-the-art Fire Station, which opened on Hamner Avenue on September 21, 2011, houses approximately 13 firefighter and/or paramedic personnel. With nearly 11,000 square feet of space that includes a luxury kitchen, cozy TV room with comfortable recliners, sleeping dormitory, fitness room – as well as a large apparatus bay and working areas – the building is an interesting dichotomy of home and the militaresque routines that direct their business days.

With one engine and one squad rolling from the Eastvale station, there are five personnel on duty at any given time, including one captain, one engineer, and three firefighter/paramedics, all teaming together to ensure a response time of ten minutes or less. Working 72 hour shifts, the firefighters of Eastvale keep a spotless home and equipment in pristine condition. From electronic tablets to help streamline on-scene reporting to a sophisticated exhaust system at the station to keep diesel fuel exposure to a minimum, Station 27 reveals amenities that take care of our firefighters as well.

Eastvale Firefighter Eric Stephens

Firefighter/Paramedic, Eric Stephens, of Cal Fire Station 27 (Photo by Kimberly Sanders)

Along with keeping the public safe, our local Fire Department also supports our community through Toys for Tots at Christmas time, as well as weekly station tours for organizations like the Boy Scouts of America, church groups, and visits for children with disabilities.

Definitely a step up from the temporary fire station previously located at Cedar Creek Park, Cal Fire Station 27 and the brave firefighters that take care of us are a source of pride for the community of Eastvale. Through efficient and effective emergency services, these men and women who serve us are definitely our Heroes At Home.