SACRAMENTO – The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) will temporarily deploy a new fire engine to the Greenville Fire Department, following the complete loss of its building and equipment due to the Dixie Fire.
The Cal OES Type 1 fire engine provides Greenville’s Indian Valley Fire Department and Chief Tony Balbiani with a fully equipped engine to continue their efforts in fighting fires and keeping their community safe. The Indian Valley Fire Department consists of a fire hall in Greenville, Taylorsville, North Arm, and Genesee.
“This fire brought tragedy not only to the fire department but to their whole community. Cal OES has at least been able to get their fire department this engine, which allows them to continue to serve their community with fire and emergency services” states Cal OES Fire and Rescue Chief Brian Marshall.
This partnership is made possible by the California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System, which provides local government fire agencies with fire apparatus to maintain surge capacity during day-to-day duties and major events/emergencies.
The Dixie Fire continues to actively burn in Butte, Plumas and Tehama counties, burning more than 463,477 acres since its start on July 13. It is now the second largest fire in California’s history and the largest fire burning currently in the country.