Out-of-State Resources Arrive to California to Help Battle Ongoing Wildfires (UPDATED)


Updated: August 20, 2021


As wildfires continue to burn statewide, states across the country are lending their support to communities in California.

  • Utah is providing five engines, five Type-6 engines and 22 personnel to fight the Dixie Fire.
  • Wisconsin is providing two UH-60 helicopters along with 16 personnel to support the aircraft to fight the Caldor Fire.
  • Louisiana is providing one UH-60 helicopter along with 6 personnel to fight the Caldor Fire.
  • West Virginia National Guard is providing six aviation maintenance personnel stationed in Mather.
  • Washington is providing 10 engines to the Monument Fire in California.

In coordination with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), this assistance is thanks to the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), which is a nationally recognized mutual-aid system that provides the foundation for states to request and send resources across their borders when impacted by a disaster. EMAC includes the participation of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

California has often received support from out-of-state resources to assist in wildfire response, including dozens of states for the 2020 summer wildfire siege. Similarly, California also regularly offers support in response and recovery for disasters throughout the United States and internationally through EMAC requests.

For more information on the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, follow this link.