Cal OES Fire and Rescue Division is now home to the California Fire Service Task Force on Climate Impacts. This Task Force will review and develop policy and operational recommendations associated with the effect of future conditions on California's Fire Service. More information regarding this task force can be found at the above link.
Cal OES Fire and Rescue Division is now home to the Situational Awareness and Collaboration Tool (SCOUT). Cal OES, in association with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), and through a strategic partnership with the Department of Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), has acquired the Next-Generation Incident Command System (NICS) software for use by California's emergency services professionals. The statewide deployment of the NICS software will be called SCOUT. More information regarding SCOUT can be found at the above link.
The following forms have been updated, and are now available for download. They can also be found on the Reimbursement web page:
The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) manages a statewide fire and rescue program, providing apparatus on loan to local fire departments for use in their districts, while requiring those departments to staff the vehicles for the state when needed. This program has been around since 1950, and is the cornerstone of the California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System. For more information on how your department can become an OES Apparatus Assignee, or for information regarding California's Mutual Aid system, please refer to the links below:
The Hazardous Material section is currently in the process of developing a Regional Hazardous Materials Program that will be similar to the Cal OES Fire Engine Program. This program is intended to provide additional response capability and fill in the gaps across the state where there is limited or no response capability for Hazardous Materials by Rail. For more information regarding the Cal OES Type II Apparatus, please refer to the following documents:
For more information regarding the HazMat by Rail Program, please visit the Cal OES HazMat by Rail web page.
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Fire and Rescue Division is responsible for the development, implementation and coordination of the California Fire Service and Rescue Emergency Mutual Aid Plan. The Plan is developed and updated under guidance and approval of the Fire and Rescue Service Advisory Committee/FIRESCOPE Board of Directors. The continued success of California's unique and highly-effective Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System demands a maximum level of understanding and cooperation by all who use and support it.
Fire and Rescue Division Main Line: Phone: (916) 845-8711 FAX: (916) 845-8396
Nights and Weekends, please call the California State Warning Center: Phone: (916) 845-8911 or (800) 852-7550
To search for a specific individual in the Fire and Rescue Division (including the Hazardous Materials Section), click the "Contacts" link in the menu on the left, or by clicking here.
The links below display historical information and current fire activity happening throughout California.
2016 California Statewide Fire Map (CAL FIRE - Current Activity)
2016 ARCGIS California Wildfire Activity (ARCGIS.com - Current Activity)
2015/2016 FIRESCOPE California Wildfire Information (FIRESCOPE.org - Current/Historical Information)
2015 California Wildland Fires (Cal OES - Historical Fire Information)
The Operations (OPS) section, under Cal OES Fire and Rescue Division, coordinates the California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System. Coordinated response through the Mutual Aid System includes responses to Major fires, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Hazardous Materials and other disasters. Other programs Fire Operations include:
After Action Reports (Historical After Action Reports can be found on the
Fire and Rescue Documents and Publications web page)
California Incident Command Certification System (CICCS)
The Fleet section, under Cal OES Fire and Rescue Division, manages State owned “All Risk” Fire Engines, Water Tenders and Specialized Rescue Equipment in order to augment Local Government response in support of the California Fire and Rescue Emergency Mutual Aid System. Other programs within Fleet include:
Apparatus Repair and Maintenance
Apparatus Use Reports (OES Form-101)
State Assistance for Fire Equipment (S.A.F.E. Act)
Fleet Maintenance Worksheet (Form-161)
Apparatus Inventory Forms and Samples
HAZMAT SPILL NOTIFICATIONS CALL THE CALIFORNIA STATE WARNING CENTER 1-800-852-7550
The Hazardous Materials (HazMat) section, under Cal OES Fire and Rescue Division, coordinates statewide implementation of hazardous materials accident prevention and emergency response programs for all types of hazardous materials incidents and threats. In response to any hazardous materials emergency, the Section staff is called upon to provide state and local emergency managers with emergency coordination and technical assistance. Programs within the HazMat Section include:
Business Plan/EPCRA 312
California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP)
Hazardous Material Commodity Flow Map
HazMat Emergency Preparedness Grant (HMEP)
Information regarding each of the six Cal OES regions within California can be found here. Information includes:
The Reimbursement section, under Cal OES Fire and Rescue Division, is responsible for the administration of the terms and conditions prescribed under the California Fire Assistance Agreement (CFAA) which includes but is not limited to processing the reimbursement of certain resources that are requested and utilized under the (CFAA). Other programs within Reimbursement include:
California Fire Assistance Agreement (CFAA)
Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC)
Apparatus, Support Equipment, and Volunteer Rates
Travel Expense Log
Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) ABC Form, 2015 FMAGP Briefing
Salary Survey / Administrative Rate
Emergency Activity Record (OES F-42)
Special Equipment Rates
The Special Operations section, under Cal OES Fire and Rescue Division, is responsible for the overall management and coordination of the state and federal US&R Response System, which includes eight multi-disciplinary Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces, twelve Regional Task Forces, eighteen Type II mobile rescue caches, and thirteen Swift Water/Flood Water Rescue Teams in California. Other programs within Special Operations include:
Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces
Joint Powers Authority (JPA)
Miscellaneous documents, publications, and forms pertaining to Cal OES Fire Division, California Mutual Aid System, Regions and Operational Areas, and Agreements and Contracts, can be found within this section.
(Click the Contacts link to display a listing of all Fire and Rescue Division personnel.)
State Fire and Rescue ChiefKim Zagaris, ChiefEmail:
Fire OperationsBrian Woodbeck, Deputy ChiefEmail:
Fire AdministrationLorenzo Gigliotti, Deputy ChiefEmail:
Fleet OperationsStephen Hart, Deputy ChiefEmail:
Special Operations / Hazardous MaterialsLarry Collins, Deputy ChiefEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
FIRESCOPEJames Johnstone, Deputy ChiefEmail: email@example.com