Fire & Rescue
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Fire and Rescue Division is responsible for the development, implementation and coordination of the California Fire Service and Rescue Emergency Mutual Aid Plan. The Plan is developed and updated under guidance and approval of the Fire and Rescue Service Advisory Committee/FIRESCOPE Board of Directors. The continued success of California’s unique and highly-effective Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System demands a maximum level of understanding and cooperation by all who use and support it.
Fire and Rescue Division Main Line: Phone: (916) 845-8711 FAX: (916) 845-8396
Fire Duty Chief: (916) 845-8670
FIRIS (24-hour information or requests): (916) 845-8617
Nights and Weekends, please call the California State Warning Center Phone: (916) 845-8911 or (800) 852-7550
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Administration / Reimbursement
Managing the State’s California Fire Assistance Agreement
Protecting the State from Hazardous Materials Emergencies
Supporting the California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System
Managing California’s Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid Fleet
Responding to Technical Rescue Emergencies across the State
Fire Activity in California
The links below display historical information and current fire activity happening throughout California.
News & Updates
May 29, 2019: The California State Mutual Aid Pre-Incident Preparedness program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment– particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at: www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.
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Miscellaneous documents, publications, and forms pertaining to Cal OES Fire Division, California Mutual Aid System, Regions and Operational Areas, and Agreements and Contracts, can be found within this section.
Fire and Rescue Contacts
Brian Marshall, Chief
State Fire and Rescue Chief
Art Torrez, Deputy Chief
Fire Operations (South)
Lori Lopez, Deputy Chief
Vacant, Deputy Chief
Fire Operations (North)
Mitch Higgins, Deputy Chief
Larry Collins, Deputy Chief
Special Operations / Hazardous Materials
James Johnstone, Deputy Chief
Carlos Camarena, Deputy Chief
California Fire & Rescue Coordination Center