Tribe donates protective equipment to Cathedral City Fire Department

Tribe donates protective equipment to Cathedral City Fire Department City receives gear for six new firefighters thanks to $25,000 grant The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is pleased to present at 10 a.m. Thursday May 17 protective equipment to Cathedral City for six new firefighters at 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City, CA 92234 in the Paseo. The donation provides for firefighter protective clothing and gear including six structural sets and six wildland sets. Each set includes helmets, hoods, goggles, coats, pants, gloves and boots for the firefighters. "The Cathedral City Fire Department sincerely thanks the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians for their generous funding of $25,000 for protective equipment issued to our six new firefighters," Fire Chief Paul S. WIlson said. "The protective clothing is worn during emergency responses in order to facilitate the rescue of trapped victims and suppress fires occurring in buildings, vehicles and the wildland." Agua Caliente has a long history of significant donations to local police and fire departments in Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs and unincorporated Riverside County. "Firefighters and public safety personnel are working throughout the Coachella Valley every day to make our communities better," Tribal Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe said. "We believe this donation to the Cathedral City Fire Department will be very beneficial in assisting these new fire fighters as they respond to emergencies, protect the community and save lives." The Cathedral City Fire Department consists of 46 employees including 42 fire suppression personnel. All firefighters are certified paramedics or emergency medical technicians able to respond to more than 5,800 medical and fire emergencies on an annual basis. "Cathedral City and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians have a long history of collaborating on public safety programs that benefit our mutual businesses and residents," stated Mayor Stan Henry. "We appreciate the tribe’s commitment of putting public safety first by providing vital equipment that helps protect our six new firefighters as they respond to medical and fire emergencies." Agua Caliente Band Of Cahuilla Indians The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is a federally recognized Indian Tribe located in Palm Springs, California, with 31,500 acres of reservation lands that spread across Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, and into the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains. The Tribe currently owns and operates two 18-hole championship golf courses, the Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs and the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage. For more information about the Tribe, visit www.aguacaliente-nsn.gov.

Posted by Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians on Thursday, May 17, 2018
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Agua Caliente Band donates $25,000 in gear to local fire department



The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has donated $25,000 in gear and equipment to the fire department in Cathedral City, California.

The donation will outfit the city's six new firefighters, Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe said.

"Firefighters and public safety personnel are working throughout the Coachella Valley every day to make our communities better," Grubbe said in a press release.

The tribe's reservation extends into Cathedral City limits.

Read More on the Story:
Agua Caliente tribe donates $25,000 worth of equipment to Cathedral City Fire Department (The Palm Springs Desert Sun May 17, 2018)
Agua Caliente Tribe donates gear to Cathedral City firefighters (KESQ May 17, 2018)