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Morongo Firefighters Receive Extra Training

24 September 2004

CALIFORNIA – As reported by KESQ NewsChannel 3: "The towering new Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, set to open in December, will be the tallest building in Riverside County. And with that comes added safety concerns. How will firefighters not trained to battle blazes in high rises fight potential fires?

"The Morongo Fire Station received some special training from those who know how to combat high rise fires best firefighters of the FDNY.

"FDNY firefighter Tom Shand has been fighting fires for 32 years. He knows how challenging it can be to battle a blaze in a multi story building like the new Casino Morongo especially for the members of the Morongo Fire Department, who are not exactly used to handling high rises.

"On the Morongo Indian Reservation, the building stands 23 stories high. Nothing comes close to that for miles…"

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