Cal OES Prepositions Firefighting Resources, Personnel in Advance of Critical Fire Weather in Orange County


In advance of extreme heat and critical fire weather, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has strategically prepositioned critical fire resources to include fire engines, water tenders, hand crews, a helicopter, a dozer and a dispatcher in Orange County.

The prepositioned fire resources include:

Orange County: 5 Cal OES Type 3 Engines, 1 Local Government Type 2 Water Tender, 1 Local Government Helicopter, 1 Local Government Type 2 Hand Crew, 1 Local Government Dispatcher

The National Weather Service is forecasting widespread extreme fire weather over parts of southern California through the weekend. Click here to see the latest weather updates.

The public is urged to remain aware of their surrounding conditions and to avoid outdoor activities that can cause a spark near dry vegetation. The public is also reminded to have an emergency plan in place, emergency preparedness kits at home and vehicles full of fuel. Sign-up for emergency alerts, listen to local authorities and warnings, and be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

The Cal OES Warning Center and State Operations Center will monitor conditions and be ready for further resource requests as necessary.

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