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Introduction​

The Cal OES Operations (Ops) Section under the 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.

Situational Awareness and Collaboration Tool (SCOUT) web page

 

Fire Operations Contacts 

Brian Woodbeck, Deputy Chief

Fire Operations

Phone: (916) 845-8711

brian.woodbeck@caloes.ca.gov

California Incident Command Certification System (CICCS)

The California Incident Command Certification System (CICCS) is a cooperative effort between the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Fire and Rescue Branch. State Fire Training is a SFMO responsibility, while the movement of fire service resources throughout the state during times of emergency is the responsibility of Cal OES Fire and Rescue through the California Fire and Rescue Service Emergency Mutual Aid Plan.

The California Incident Command Certification System mission is an all-hazard qualification and certification system that enhances the ability of the State of California to deploy firefighting resources to complex and catastrophic incidents with trained and qualified personnel.

More information concerning the CICCS can be found at the following link:

http://www.firescope.org/specialist-groups/ciccs/ciccs.htm

 

CICCS Training Files

CICCS training files have now been made available for download. These files have been compressed into a .zip format and contain PowerPoint, PDF, and video files. These files can be uncompressed using utilities included in Microsoft Windows and Apple OSX operating systems, or by 3rd party applications (e.g. WinZip or WinRar).

(These links point to files stored on an external filesharing site (Google Drive))

G-130 Wildland Training (FFT2) for Structural Firefighters

G-131 Wildland Training (FFT1) for Structural Firefighters

G-231 Wildland Training (ENGB) for Structural Firefighters

 

 

 

2014 CICCS Appendix A - Course Equivalencies Matrixhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/2014 CICCS Appendix A - Course Equivalencies Matrix.pdf2014 CICCS Appendix A - Course Equivalencies MatrixFire Operations - CICCS5/18/2015 10:47:55 PM
2014 CICCS Appendix B - Skills Crosswalk Analysishttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/2014 CICCS Appendix B - Skills Crosswalk Analysis.pdf2014 CICCS Appendix B - Skills Crosswalk AnalysisFire Operations - CICCS4/8/2015 9:13:28 PM
2014 CICCS Appendix C - Position Task Bookhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/2014 CICCS Appendix C - Position Task Book.pdf2014 CICCS Appendix C - Position Task BookFire Operations - CICCS4/8/2015 9:13:35 PM
2014 CICCS Appendix D - Incident Personnel Performance Ratinghttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/2014 CICCS Appendix D - Incident Personnel Performance Rating.pdf2014 CICCS Appendix D - Incident Personnel Performance RatingFire Operations - CICCS4/8/2015 9:13:42 PM
2014 CICCS Appendix E - Peer Review Applicationhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/2014 CICCS Appendix E - Peer Review Application.pdf2014 CICCS Appendix E - Peer Review ApplicationFire Operations - CICCS4/8/2015 9:13:48 PM
2014 CICCS Appendix F - Qualification Card MS Wordhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/2014 CICCS Appendix F - Qualification Card MS Word.docx2014 CICCS Appendix F - Qualification Card MS WordMicrosoft Word (.DOCX) version of the CICCS Qualification Card - 2014Fire Operations - CICCS4/17/2015 8:27:21 PM
2014 CICCS Appendix F - Qualification Card PDFhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/2014 CICCS Appendix F - Qualification Card PDF.pdf2014 CICCS Appendix F - Qualification Card PDFQualification Card in fillable PDF format - 2014Fire Operations - CICCS4/8/2015 9:14:03 PM
2014 CICCS Appendix F - Qualification Card_IQShttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/2014 CICCS Appendix F - Qualification Card_IQS.pdf2014 CICCS Appendix F - Qualification Card_IQSQualification Card filled in with sample information - 2014Fire Operations - CICCS4/8/2015 9:14:10 PM
2014 CICCS Qualifications Guide FULLhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/2014 CICCS Qualification Guide FULL.pdf2014 CICCS Qualifications Guide FULLThis is the complete version of the 2014 CICCS Qualifications Guide. It includes all appendices - January 2014Fire Operations - CICCS4/8/2015 9:14:18 PM
2015 CICCS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/2015 CICCS FAQ.pdf2015 CICCS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)Fire Operations - CICCS5/19/2015 8:46:44 PM
History and Overview of CICCShttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CICCS PowerPoint final07_10.pptHistory and Overview of CICCSMicrosoft PowerPoint (.PPT) document explaining the History and giving a brief overview of the CICCS - 2010Fire Operations - CICCS4/17/2015 8:25:58 PM
CICCS Task Book Firefighter Type 1 http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CICCS Task Book Firefighter Type 1.pdfCICCS Task Book Firefighter Type 1 CICCS Task Book Firefighter Type 1 v1.1 - August 2010Fire Operations - CICCS4/8/2015 9:14:39 PM
2014 CICCS Qualification Errata Sheet #1http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES-2014 CICCS Qualification Errata Sheet 1-Feb2015.pdf2014 CICCS Qualification Errata Sheet #12014 CICCS Qualifications Guide Errata Sheet #1 - February 2015Fire Operations - CICCS4/8/2015 9:14:27 PM
Wildland Training Structural Firefighter Courses Analysishttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/Wildland Training Structural Firefighter Courses Analysis.pdfWildland Training Structural Firefighter Courses AnalysisWildland Training for Structural Firefighters Courses Analysis. Applicable within the CICCS - 2009Fire Operations - CICCS4/8/2015 9:14:45 PM

 

 

Cal OES Operations Bulletin 01 - April 2014http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES-Operations Bulletin 01.pdfCal OES Operations Bulletin 01 - April 2014Closest Resource Concept - Requesting Mutual Aid from Adjoining Operational Areas and RegionsFire Operations - Operations Bulletins4/8/2015 9:15:56 PM
Cal OES Operations Bulletin 07 - April 2014http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES-Operations Bulletin 07.pdfCal OES Operations Bulletin 07 - April 2014Use of Cal OES Fire and Rescue Apparatus - Major Mutual Aid EmergenciesFire Operations - Operations Bulletins4/8/2015 9:16:02 PM
Cal OES Operations Bulletin 08 - April 2014http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES-Operations Bulletin 08.pdfCal OES Operations Bulletin 08 - April 2014Emergency Activity Record (Cal OES Form F-42) Revised 5/2010Fire Operations - Operations Bulletins4/8/2015 9:16:07 PM
Cal OES Operations Bulletin 09 - June 2015http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES-Operations Bulletin 09.pdfCal OES Operations Bulletin 09 - June 2015Temporary Use (Loan) and/or Reassignment of Fire Apparatus - This version supersedes previous version 04/2014Fire Operations - Operations Bulletins8/14/2015 10:50:46 PM
Cal OES Operations Bulletin 11 - April 2014http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES-Operations Bulletin 11.pdfCal OES Operations Bulletin 11 - April 2014Credit Card Use / For Official Use OnlyFire Operations - Operations Bulletins4/8/2015 9:16:21 PM
Cal OES Operations Bulletin 25 - April 2014http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES-Operations Bulletin 25.pdfCal OES Operations Bulletin 25 - April 2014Policy: Personnel Protective Clothing and DevicesFire Operations - Operations Bulletins4/8/2015 9:16:33 PM
Cal OES Operations Bulletin 28 - FIRESCOPE Memo - May 28, 2013http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES-Operations Bulletin 28 FIRESCOPE VFIRE Letter.pdfCal OES Operations Bulletin 28 - FIRESCOPE Memo - May 28, 2013VFIRE MemorandumFire Operations - Operations Bulletins4/8/2015 9:16:40 PM
Cal OES Operations Bulletin 28 - January 2015http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES-Operations Bulletin 28.pdfCal OES Operations Bulletin 28 - January 2015VFIRE Frequencies - Radio CommunicationsFire Operations - Operations Bulletins9/8/2015 10:32:09 PM
Cal OES Operations Bulletin 31 - April 2014http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES-Operations Bulletin 31.pdfCal OES Operations Bulletin 31 - April 2014Instructions for Entering Information into the California Resource Inventory System (CFRIS)Fire Operations - Operations Bulletins4/8/2015 9:16:52 PM
Cal OES Operations Bulletin 33 - April 2014http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES-Operations Bulletin 33.pdfCal OES Operations Bulletin 33 - April 2014Cal OES Engine Mobile RadiosFire Operations - Operations Bulletins4/8/2015 9:17:01 PM
Cal OES Operations Bulletin 39 - April 2014http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES-Operations Bulletin 39.pdfCal OES Operations Bulletin 39 - April 2014Chock Block Use and PolicyFire Operations - Operations Bulletins4/8/2015 9:17:44 PM
Cal OES Operations Bulletin 41 - April 2014http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES-Operations Bulletin 41.pdfCal OES Operations Bulletin 41 - April 2014Toll Roads and Toll BridgesFire Operations - Operations Bulletins4/8/2015 9:17:51 PM
Cal OES Operations Bulletin 42 - April 2014http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES-Operations Bulletin 42.pdfCal OES Operations Bulletin 42 - April 2014Strike Team/Task Force Leader Trainee AssignmentsFire Operations - Operations Bulletins4/8/2015 9:17:56 PM

Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG)

Fire Management Assistance is available to States, local and tribal governments, for the mitigation, management, and control of fires on publicly or privately owned forests or grasslands, which threaten such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. The Fire Management Assistance declaration process is initiated when a State submits a request for assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Director at the time a "threat of major disaster" exists. The entire process is accomplished on an expedited basis and a FEMA decision is rendered in a matter of hours.

The Fire Management Assistance Grant Program (FMAGP) provides a 75 percent Federal cost share and the State pays the remaining 25 percent for actual costs. Before a grant can be awarded, a State must demonstrate that total eligible costs for the declared fire meet or exceed either the individual fire cost threshold - which is applies to single fires, or the cumulative fire cost threshold, which recognizes numerous smaller fires burning throughout a State.

Eligible firefighting costs may include expenses for field camps; equipment use, repair and replacement; tools, materials and supplies; and mobilization and demobilization activities.

More information concerning the FMAG Program can be found on the FEMA FMAG web page:
https://www.fema.gov/fire-management-assistance-grant-program

 

 

CalOES 2017 FMAGP Presentationhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES-FMAGP 2017 Presentation.pptxCalOES 2017 FMAGP PresentationMicrosoft PowerPoint (.PPT) presentation describing the purpose of the Fire Management Assistance Grant Program (FMAGP) - February 2015Fire Operations - FMAG6/3/2017 1:59:15 AM
Cal OES FMAG (ABC Form) FILLABLEhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES-FMAG_Initial_Request_ABC_Form-Sept2014v1-x.pdfCal OES FMAG (ABC Form) FILLABLECal OES Initial Request (ABC Form) for the Fire Management Assistance Grant. This is a fillable PDF form - September 2014Fire Operations/Fleet - FMAG8/17/2015 3:09:19 PM

California Mutual Aid System

The California Fire Service and Rescue Emergency Mutual Aid Plan is an extension of, and supportive document to, the California Emergency Plan.

The California Fire Service and Rescue Emergency Mutual Aid Plan as we know it today, was first prepared and adopted in 1950 as Annex 3-C of the California State Civil Defense and Disaster Relief Plan. This plan has been reviewed, revised, approved, and adopted after careful consideration by the Cal OES Fire and Rescue Service Advisory Committee/FIRESCOPE Board of Directors. The Purpose of the plan is:

  • To provide for systematic mobilization, organization, and operation of necessary fire and rescue resources of the state and its political subdivisions in mitigating the effects of disasters, whether natural or man-caused.
  • To provide comprehensive and compatible plans for the expedient mobilization and response of available fire and rescue resources on a local, area, regional, and statewide basis.
  • To establish guidelines for recruiting and training auxiliary personnel to augment regularly organized fire and rescue personnel during disaster operations.
  • To provide an annually-updated fire and rescue inventory of all personnel, apparatus, and equipment in California.
  • To provide a plan and communication facilities for the interchange and dissemination of fire and rescue-related data, directives, and information between fire and rescue officials of local, state, and federal agencies.
  • To promote annual training and/or exercises between plan participants.

 

 

Cal OES Fire and Rescue - Assistant Chief Manualhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES - Fire and Rescue - Assistant Chief - 20141201ua.pdfCal OES Fire and Rescue - Assistant Chief ManualCal OES Fire and Rescue - Emergency Mutual Aid System - Assistant Chief (State Fire and Rescue Coordinator) Manual - December 2014-uaFire Operations - Mutual Aid4/22/2015 7:20:51 PM
Cal OES Fire and Rescue - Election Processhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES - Fire and Rescue - Election Process - 20141201ua.pdfCal OES Fire and Rescue - Election ProcessCal OES Fire and Rescue - Emergency Mutual Aid System - Election Process (Region and Operational Area Fire and Rescue Coordinators) Manual - December 2014-uaFire Operations - Mutual Aid4/22/2015 7:22:12 PM
Cal OES Fire and Rescue - Fire Chief Manualhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES - Fire and Rescue - Fire Chief - 20141201ua.pdfCal OES Fire and Rescue - Fire Chief ManualCal OES Fire and Rescue - Emergency Mutual Aid System - Fire Chief (Orientation for the new) Manual - December 2014-uaFire Operations - Mutual Aid4/22/2015 7:23:05 PM
Cal OES Fire and Rescue - History and Organization Manualhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES - Fire and Rescue - History and Organization - 20141201ua.pdfCal OES Fire and Rescue - History and Organization ManualCal OES Fire and Rescue - Emergency Mutual Aid System - History and Organization Manual - December 2014-uaFire Operations - Mutual Aid4/22/2015 7:24:05 PM
Cal OES Fire and Rescue - Mutual Aid Plan Manualhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES - Fire and Rescue - Mutual Aid Plan - 20141201.pdfCal OES Fire and Rescue - Mutual Aid Plan ManualCal OES Fire and Rescue - Emergency Mutual Aid System - Mutual Aid Plan Manual - December 2014Fire Operations - Mutual Aid4/14/2015 9:51:25 PM
Cal OES Fire and Rescue - Operational Area Coordinator Manualhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES - Fire and Rescue - Operational Area Coordinator - 20141201ua.pdfCal OES Fire and Rescue - Operational Area Coordinator ManualCal OES Fire and Rescue - Emergency Mutual Aid System - Operational Area Coordinator (Orientation for the new) Manual - December 2014-uaFire Operations - Mutual Aid4/22/2015 7:25:06 PM
Cal OES Fire and Rescue - Strike Team Leader Manualhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES - Fire and Rescue - Strike Team Leader Manual - 20141201.pdfCal OES Fire and Rescue - Strike Team Leader ManualCalOES - Fire and Rescue - Emergency Mutual Aid System - Strike Team Leader Manual - December 2014Fire Operations - Mutual Aid4/14/2015 9:51:36 PM
Cal OES Fire and Rescue - Urban Search and Rescue Manualhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES - Fire and Rescue - Urban Search and Rescue - 20141201.pdfCal OES Fire and Rescue - Urban Search and Rescue ManualCal OES Fire and Rescue - Emergency Mutual Aid System - Urban Search and Rescue Manual - December 2014Fire Operations - Mutual Aid4/14/2015 9:51:41 PM
Cal OES Fire and Rescue - Name Request Justification Formhttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES - Name Request Form - 20140901uax.pdfCal OES Fire and Rescue - Name Request Justification FormCal OES Name Request Justification Order Form for the California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System - September 2014-uaxFire Operations - Mutual Aid4/22/2015 9:30:00 PM
Cal OES Fire and Rescue - State Fire and Rescue Resource Mutual Aid Guidelineshttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES - State Fire and Rescue Resource Mutual Aid Guidelines - 20101101.pdfCal OES Fire and Rescue - State Fire and Rescue Resource Mutual Aid GuidelinesState Fire and Rescue Resource Mutual Aid Guidelines - November 1, 2010Fire Operations - Mutual Aid4/22/2016 10:34:42 PM
Instructions for becoming an OES Engine Assigneehttp://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireRescueSite/Documents/CalOES - Instructions for becoming an OES Engine Assignee.pdfInstructions for becoming an OES Engine AssigneeInstructions for becoming an OES Engine Assignee - February 2016Fleet - Apparatus Overview2/22/2016 10:22:33 PM

 

 

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