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VIDEO: Battalion Chief Talks About Need for High-Rise Fire Training

Banning-Beaumont Patch video by Guy McCarthy

Cal Fire-Indio Battalion Chief Daniel Talbot outside Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Jan. 22, 2014. Palm Desert Patch video by Guy McCarthy.
Cal Fire-Indio Battalion Chief Daniel Talbot outside Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Jan. 22, 2014. Palm Desert Patch video by Guy McCarthy.
Tall casino resort buildings in Riverside County make training for high-rise fires a necessity every year, Cal Fire-Indio Battalion Chief Daniel Talbot said Wednesday in Rancho Mirage.

"We have a need to do this on an annual basis so that we're prepared and ready to respond," Talbot told Patch outside Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa on Bob Hope Drive.

"This particular building is 17 stories in height and it is a hotel high-rise resort," Talbot said.

Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon is Riverside County's tallest building.

"Casino Morongo, it's 27 floors, with the attic it's 28," Talbot said.

The training Wednesday was part of a three-day High-Rise Operations Course covering topics related to suppressing a high-rise fire, such as building construction, elevator safety, ventilation, and command structure, according to Cal Fire-Riverside County.

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Firefighters Do High-Rise Training at 17-Story Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa

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