Eric Peniata

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Eric Peniata

City of Riverside Fire Department

Fire Captain Eric Peniata embarked on his esteemed career with the City of Riverside Fire Department in January 2001. Throughout his tenure, he has consistently exhibited high energy, unwavering pride in his profession, and a strong inner drive to excel. Currently assigned at the Technical Rescue fire station in Midtown, he serves as a fire captain on the truck company and is a pivotal member of the Technical Rescue Team, specializing in low-frequency, high-risk incidents. Additionally, he plays a crucial role in the California Task Force 6 (CA-TF6) National Federal Emergency Management Agency Urban Search and Rescue Team, offering his skills as a rescue specialist, technical search specialist, communication specialist, and medical specialist. As a longtime member of both teams, Captain Peniata has been deployed locally, as well as throughout the country on several occasions to assist in rescue efforts.

Captain Peniata is an invaluable asset to his department and possesses a keen understanding of information technology, particularly in the electronic age. He has actively contributed to the fire service communication and technology committees and programs within his department and nationally since 2004. Eric conducts research on communication equipment, performs in-house repairs, new technology testing and collaborates with vendors to ensure that fire department and fire service has cutting-edge equipment at optimal value. His commitment to enhancing radio and data communications has earned him the respect of both supervisors and peers nationwide.