The latest on Rialto Fire Dept and the City of Rialto

First off my question to our council:

Now in my opinion I don’t believe that we can afford any layoffs, especially
with the new fire station still not completed. Layoffs are going to force
overtime a lot of overtime and I vividly remember Mr Scott bocking at the amount
of overtime the fire dept had last year in comparison to PD. Keep working with
the fire fighters, don’t try to show your strength through ultimatums and fear

Finally I wasn’t at the last council meeting but I would have come un glued
if I had to hear people comparing what a fire fighter makes a year, How much
money should one make when they put their lives on the line daily for complete

Why dosent the 8% Utility Tax go for public safety anymore?

I await your comments, nothing will be taken out of context I only seek
honest open dialogue.


What I found out is sad and makes me wish I was at the last council meeting and not fighting crowds at work.

First off according to a source from inside the Fire Dept. there were a lot of friends of Ed Scott at the council meeting. These people got up and were saying that fire fighters make 300 K a year and implying that we could do better to cut their salaries and get rid of some. Now I know this is hard for some of you to understand if you have never been in harm’s way, but let me tell you it takes a special person stand firm and charge forward in the face of danger. Yes I know they knew what they were getting into when they signed up for the job but even so they do what most of us don’t want to and some of us are incapable. It takes the courage of a bear to rush into a fire to save a life heck it takes balls just to get within 50 feet. My friends and I were somewhat ambulance chasers in our youth, the last time we did it was to a house engulfed in flames from the opposite side of the street with the windows up the heat was intense and scary, I would never want the job of rushing into that mess to save other homes, lives or one of their own.

Ok so not every call is a fire, ok. How much of a strong stomach and clear mind would you need to care for an accident victim that was just thrown from a moving vehical? How would you react to the job of being the one responsible for caring for a gun shot victim, that is a cop that later died, what kind of resolve does that require?

We can talk about how to find creative ways to keep fire fighters working, but I refuse to allow people to try to put a price on how much a man or woman is worth that is willing to risk their own lives just to save a stranger.

Now to the Utility Tax. We pay 8% on our utilities every month which is supposed to go to Fire and Police, that was a selling point they think they don’t have to adhere to. Now let me be out front I voted no on this for 2 reasons. 1 not everyone had to pay it senior citizens were exempt, don’t they use the same services we do? 2 I knew this was going to happen where we found out that it didn’t go to public safety and we would be here in a hole trying to lay off public safety officers.

More to come visit the Facebook page to get up to the date info:

Rialto Fire Department In the Sun

Our Fire Fighters were out in force in front of city hall in Rialto Monday. With the worries of the bad economy 4 officers are on the chopping block now and 6 may be next. Once again I ask the question I didn’t get to ask at the council meeting (missed due to work) where is our 8% utility tax going?

Updates to come about the council meeting.

Rialto Pride Platoon

When I first saw the flyer for this program I said right program just in time. As someone who is constantly pushing our community leaders to act proactively in addressing crime not just reacting to it and the painful results.

I remember having a Neighborhood Watch meeting in a local park. While we were holding the meeting a group of male teens walked up and ask Lt Craig Crispin (now retired) what was going on? Why do these people care? How do I become an explorer with the police and fire departments?

Awesome questions and what a person to ask for some reason he came prepared without even knowing it and sent them in the right direction.

So many of our youth are being raised by parents that aren’t there. The ones that are there either lack morals or are afraid to be real parents.

This program is awesome and here is the details:

to join:
The platoon is open to Rialto children from 14 to 17 years old. Occasionally,
police will accept applications for 13 year olds.The next session begins in late April. To enroll, call Sgt. Dean Hardin at
909-820-2634 or Jeanette Lopez, 820-2565.

Read more:

Elementary school sports scores

Some feel sports in school should not be
given any validity, that academics are the only thing schools should be
encouraging. The following is feedback I have gotten from teachers and staff.
Students begin to respond in a positive manner to classwork, and homework. Our
young scholars realize the adults are not the enemy. Certificated, classified
and administrators all report a better rapport has developed as staff attends
games and roots for their kids. Coaches are either staff and/or parents and they
love to see the enthusiasm the kids have for their school. Grades must be
maintained if students wish to participate, so in most cases the student is self
policing their academics.
Sports builds teamwork and leadership
qualities at any age. Self esteem issues are being processed, a student feels
better about themselves when they are being successful at a school activity. It
gives students something fun to do with their weekend time, thus focusing their
energy on something the whole family can do at no cost. We see many families
attend as “family time”. It is the one thing that gets fathers involved, and it
is making a difference in positive behavior with our students at school. And if
all the aforementioned was not enough, academics/grades are improving.

Here is the Link for the scores:

The Following was a guest post by Rialto Unified School District Board Member Joe Martinez.

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UPDATE *** Fire Fighters Protest ***

Ok everyone lets update the latest on the Rialto Fire Fighters.

The Rialto Fire Fighters are planning a protest at City Hall at 7:00 am on Monday September 26.

They are also looking for residents to show up in support of them at the city council meeting on Tuesday September 27 at 5:30 pm at city hall.

For contact for the Fire Department reffer to thier website

We have created a face book page where we can get updates out faster and you can ask questions and make open comments

AWARE its time to come SUPPORT your CAUSE! (Art Show, Live Music, Charity)

Let your Cause Color be shown!AWARE is where conscience minded individuals mix and mingle while representing the health and social issues that are personally heartfelt to them. This themed event and art show, which is presented by
PROJECT 2∙6∙8, a charity networking organization, raises awareness and funds for multiple charitable causes within the host community while promoting the colors of all causes…. This season’s AWARE (I.E) event, hosted at the Aloft Hotel in Rancho Cucamonga, is aimed at raising much-needed funds for multiple charitable causes while increasing the visibility of our featured charitable organization, Steven’s Hope for Children, and local business sponsors. Guests will luxuriate in a vivacious atmosphere of chic rooms and a poolside patio while enjoying the sounds of trendy music, the displayed work of local artists, a fully stocked bar, an appetizing cuisine, raffle prizes, and many more.

AWARE Goals:
PROJECT 2∙6∙8 has realized the gap between the things people want to do and the things people are doing. We are mindful that there are many health and social issues that lack attention and underfunded charitable organizations that need exposure through networking avenues.

1. Raising Awareness
2. Uniting Individuals
3. Finding Solutions

Featured Causes:
• Autism
• C h i l d R e l a t e d I s s u e
• C h i l d h o o d Cancer
• L o c a l  H i g h  S c h o o l  I s s u e


Click the link below to register your attendance:

I will be there with my largest client Eugene Panis Author of “The Circle:Vision Quest” and Art Sculpture of Gem Trees By Eugene Panis. Eugene will have 3 trees on display for the art show with an additional tree donated as a raffle prize. – Click this link for the Face Book invitation, use the constant contact link to register for the event.

Satellite Coming Down

Nasa was closely monitoring the 6-ton Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite and said it would re-enter Earth’s atmosphere during the US afternoon, but could not provide more exact predictions until closer to the event.

The satellite would be somewhere between 57 degrees north and 57 degrees south, but any debris would most likely land in the ocean, the space agency said.

Much of the satellite would burn up as it comes into Earth’s atmosphere, but because of the size, some pieces would make it to the surface.

The risk of being injured by falling debris is incredibly slim, with a 1 in 3,200 chance of any human being struck by a piece.


Ok that’s the NASA fluff piece now lets talk turkey.

The best case is we will se an amazing light show in the sky this afternoon.

Worst case someone will get injured from it hitting land. Thank God Rialto is small.

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