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Reverse 911 calls will be part of fire training exercise in Paso Robles this week

Posted at 8:38 AM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 22:31:04-04

People in the Paso Robles area may see fire personnel along some roads and receive Reverse 911 notifications this week due to a training exercise.

The Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services is taking part in the Wildland Urban Interface training drill Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Crews will be along Union Road, Walnut and Renate Way from approximately 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. those days, officials say, adding that people in those areas should expect to receive the following Reverse 911 notification: “This is a test, and only a test, please shelter in place as fire department apparatus are responding to an incident on Renate Drive.”

The training is reportedly designed to simulate a wildland fire response and the initial actions taken by first responders, according to a press release.

To sign up for Reverse 911 notifications through the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, click here.