Hemet-Ryan Air Attack Base Lease


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Hemet-Ryan Air Attack Base Lease
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project consists of leasing 2,400 sf of building space for the expansion of operations at the Hemet-Ryan Air Attack Base (AAB). The buildings are located on the AAB at 4710 West Stetson Avenue, Hemet, CA 92545. The Hemet-Ryan AAB is located on a civil airport that is also used for civil purposes, Civil Air Patrol Meetings, and is home to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department aviation unit and Mercy Air Ambulance. Tenant improvements include offices, Pilot rooms, training space, showers, and bathrooms to accommodate administrative and operational support of CALFIRE air operations. The number of staff that will be using the new facilities is approximately 30 persons consisting of firefighters, engineers, fire captains, air tanker pilots, helicopter pilots, aircraft mechanics, and aircraft support teams. The new lease will run concurrently with the existing lease for a term of 50 years.

Contact Information

Christina Snow
Agency Name
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Cross Streets
Walden Weaver Road
State Highways
Highway 74
San Diego Canal

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Section Number 15301 Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of leasing space within existing buildings on an active Air Attack Base. Tenant improvements will only be made in the interior of the buildings.


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