2nd Annual Murrieta Hilltop Festival set for tomorrow night – Friday, 9/10

MURRIETA, Calif., — The Murrieta Firefighters Association (MFA) was excited this week to announce the 2nd Annual Murrieta Hilltop Festival 2021 (MHF 2021). MHF 2021 is scheduled for Friday, September 10th, 2021, from 5pm-10pm, at Heritage Hill in Murrieta, CA.

The Festival will include local breweries, wineries, food from Pete’s Firehouse BBQ and New Life Culinary Creations and will feature performances by Daring Greatly and winners from the Western Country Music Association’s Hot August Country Music Competition.


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This year we will be announcing the recipient of the Dean Hale Spirit Award. This award will be presented to an MFA member who displays the characteristics of Firefighter Dean Hale; who always put others first and does what’s was best for the whole organization even if he doesn’t benefit. The unselfish acts of Firefighter Hale will forever live in the hearts of MFA.

MFA is a non-profit organization that has a benevolent fund to support firefighters and/or their families in time of tragedy.

“While firefighters save lives, it is often done with sacrifice,” said event coordinators. “Firefighters will rarely ask for help or draw attention to their own suffering.”

“It is in these times the Fire Benevolent Fund assist with their needs,” they continued.

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Come to the Hilltop Festival and enjoy an evening of food, music, and celebration. All proceeds will be donated to Murrieta Firefighters Association Benevolent Fund. Tickets can be purchased here.

Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.

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