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California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System Bolsters State Response to Incidents Statewide
As California experiences more severe and complex disasters, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) works with local government fire departments in times of need.
Known as the California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System, Cal OES helps coordinate the response of local, state, federal and tribal partners to emerging incidents statewide, deploying resources and personnel statewide.
In particular, during wildfire season Cal OES deploys a fleet of more than 270 fire engines to over 60 local government partners across the state, including most recently, the first ever engine assigned to a Tribal Nation.
This fleet of fire apparatus is assigned to local government fire agencies to maintain surge capacity while responding to day-to-day incidents.