As High Surf Continues to Cause Localized Flooding, Cal OES Prepositions Fire Engines and Personnel in Multiple Counties


With high surf leading to localized flooding along the California coast, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is taking proactive steps to keep people safe and has strategically prepositioned fire engines and personnel in multiple counties to be able to respond if needed. 

The prepositioned fire resources include:  

Ventura County:

  • 1 Local Government Dozer
  • 1 Local Government Loader
  • 2 Local Government Hand crews
  • 2 Local Government Dispatchers
  • 8 Local Government Ocean Rescue Swimmers

Marin County:

  • 1 Local Government Excavator
  • 4 Local Government Engines, Type 3
  • 1 Local Government Dispatcher
  • 1 Cal OES Swift Water Rescue Team

The Cal OES Fire and Rescue Branch facilitates the California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System, which includes moving more than 270 fire engines from 60 local government resources across the state in support of all-risk emergency response on behalf of local, state and federal government fire organizations.

Cal OES assigns local government fire agencies with fire apparatus to maintain surge capacity during day-to-day duties and major emergencies. 

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