A Historical Look at the Corona Fire Department

10:00 a.m. -
  • start date 10 Feb 2018
  • end date 10 Feb 2018
  • venue Historic Civic Center

A Historical Look at the Corona Fire Department

The Corona Historic Preservation Society (CHPS) invites the community to join a fun and fascinating look back at Corona Fire Department’s History with a panel discussion led by retired firefighters.

Formed in 1898, the Corona Fire Department (CFD) began as a “bucket brigade” with citizens volunteering to extinguish fires with buckets and water. Today, the CFD has evolved into professionals whose proficiency and bravery were recently demonstrated with the challenging Canyon FCorona Volunteer Fire Deptjpgire in Sierra del Oro last October.

This entertaining and educational dialogue will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Community Room of the Historic Civic Center. It is located at 815 W. 6th Street, in Corona. It is free and open to the public so anyone may attend. After the discussion, light refreshments will be served. There will also be time to meet and greet other attendees as well as chat with the panelists.

The panelists, Ralph Davis, Robert German, Richard Hernandez, and Steve Vansant are retired members of CFD who helped shape the department during the years. A slideshow will accompany an overview of the CFD’s history, provided by retiree Fred Parr, and a variety of artifacts will be on display for attendees to view.

Can’t make it to the panel discussion? The event will be professionally videotaped. It will be made available online at the Corona Historic Preservation Society’s YouTube Channel.

For more information about this event or the Corona Historic Preservation Society, please call Mary Winn at (951) 371-5291.


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