About Our Communities
RAPID RESPONSE EAST
400 West Division Street
Syracuse, New York 13204
Rapid Response East is located in Central New York, an area rich in cultural history, educational opportunity, natural beauty and a diverse population. Once a manufacturing epicenter, the area now capitalizes on its history as a transportation and communications hub to develop its economy in ‘green’ technologies, service, health service and medical products, manufacturing, education, entertainment, tourism and public service industries.
Central New York is within a few hours drive to major cities like New York City, Boston, Montreal, and Washington. Its Regional Transportation Center is connected by rail and bus, and Hancock International Airport is served by major airline carriers.
Syracuse University, Lemoyne College, Onondaga Community College; the State University of New York (SUNY) located in Oswego, Syracuse (State College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University), Cortland, Utica, and Morrisville provide educational opportunities that are an influential part of life in CNY.
The area affords its residents and visitors a wide choice in outdoor, cultural and athletic activities. Parks abound in the area offering campsites, hiking trails (including the Finger Lakes and North Country Trails), picnic pavilions, boat and canoe/kayak launches, beaches and pools, popular birding sites, horseback riding and athletic facilities. The 30-mile Old Erie Canal Park cuts through the area. The Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, the Catskill Mountains State Park, and the Adirondack State Park–the largest public park in the nation are all within 70 miles. The Great Lakes and the Finger Lakes are both nearby, and world-class salmon and bass fishing draw fishing tournaments and competitors annually.
Central New Yorkers enjoy a four-season climate. Temperatures ranging from the 90’s in summer to well below freezing in winter are typical. Precipitation is typical for a temperate climate, but due to the influence of the nearby Great Lakes, CNY often receives high snowfall amounts in January & February. Ice-skating, snowshoeing, alpine and cross-country skiing and winter festivals are popular winter activities.
Scottish, Greek, German, Ukrainian, Latin, Middle Eastern & African festivals, as well as nationally recognized Jazz, Blues, and Classical Festivals, highlight the entire year. Excellent restaurants, the Finger Lakes wineries, Farmers’ Markets and the long tradition of regional and micro-breweries make CNY a welcoming place.
Syracuse was recently named the Number One city in America for safe refuge from natural disasters and was also named as one of the most affordable cities in the country.
In short, CNY is a wonderful place to work and live.
RAPID RESPONSE WEST
400 E. Rincon Street
Corona, CA 92877
Corona, sometimes called Circle City because Grand Boulevard is a three mile circular street that in the early 1900’s was used for international races, was founded in 1886, and, for most of the early years, was primarily agricultural with citrus and other farming in the area. Today the city, which has a population of just under 160,000, is sometimes called the Gateway to the Inland Empire, which is made up of Riverside and San Bernardino counties and are some of the largest counties in the US. From Corona, you can drive to the Pacific ocean or to the mountains and be snow or water skiing in about an hour each way.
The City of Corona is located approximately 45 miles southeast of Los Angeles in western Riverside County. The City limits encompass 39.2 square miles. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 152,374, up from 124,966 at the 2000 census, and, as of 2012, is estimated at 158,391. A city whose heritage spans more than a century, Corona has emerged as an ethnically diverse community, where a significant percentage of the population is made up of young, well educated families.
The Corona community boasts many amenities that provide a first-rate quality of life for residents. The City has more than 394 acres of parks, with sports fields, basketball courts, playgrounds, tennis courts, two skateparks and an outdoor pool.
Public Safety efforts by the Corona Police Department and Corona Fire Department have resulted in decreasing crime rates, quick response times and a superior paramedic program.
The Corona Public Library and the Fender Museum of Music and the Arts provide cultural and educational programming, and the Senior Center is a hub of activity with programs, workshops and social gatherings.
The City also operates a recreational airport.
Corona’s industrial base has played an important role in the growth of the city and its employee base. Corona’s economy is strong and getting stronger! There are more than 42,000 jobs within the city of Corona and there is a workforce of more than 82,000. Our retail and commercial areas are expanding and office development is booming.
In the words of Rapid Response Vice-President of Technology and Innovation, Morgan Hertel,
I personally have lived and raised my children in the Corona area for the last 30 years. Some of my kids went through the Corona School system, and I have had two separate businesses in the City of Corona, so I can say with experience that it’s a good area in which to work and live and to have a family.