Esperanza Fire 

Staff Ride

This site is dedicated to the five wildland firefighters who lost their lives on the Esperanza Fire in Southern California on October 26, 2006.  The intent of this site is to promote self guided and facilitated Staff Rides that will enhance safety, learning, and understanding of this tragic wildland urban intermix fire.  Site is in need of updated video?photo links.                        


Staff Ride Resources:


This map resource can be customized to develop a desired scale of useful map features including topographic, satellite, and roads overlay.    

Photo/Slide Presentation:


  • Cabazon, CA 10/26/2006 

  • Fire crossing Wonderview Rd

  • Burnout @ the Doublewide

  • Fire @ the Tile house #1

  • Fire @ the Tile house #2

  • Major Run - Unnamed Ck. Drainage 


More Staff Ride Resources:

  Staff Ride Toolbox


 Fire Staff Ride-As a story.pdf

 WUI Principles_12_07.doc