As Winter Weather Reaches Northern California, Cal OES Prepositions Fire Engines and Personnel


Working proactively in response to incoming winter weather in high-risk areas, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has strategically prepositioned fire engines and personnel in Del Norte County to be able to respond if needed. 

The prepositioned fire resources include:  

Del Norte County:

  • 1 Local Government Engine, Type 3
  • 1 Local Government Engine, Type 6
  • 1 Local Government Water Tender, Type 2
  • 1 Local Government Overhead

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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