The FIRIS Slack Application will be rolled out in full production on June 15, 2023, at 0700. FIRIS notifications through WhatsApp will be terminated and will no longer be available.
Slack Enterprise Grid will support this mission and that of the Fire Integrated Real-Time Intelligence System Program (FIRIS) by enabling clear communication channels that provide real-time incident intelligence to first responders, coordination leaders, law enforcement officers, and others. With this implementation, we will increase the efficiency of first responders and decision-makers to save lives, property, and the environment while rapidly responding to California’s 38 million residents who need us most.
The WhatsApp application is currently the application that provides the California First Responder community and supporting agencies a means to receive Fire Integrated Real Time Intelligence and Information from 2 state of the art aircraft strategically positioned in Southern and Northern California.
As the Fire Integrated Real Time Intelligence System (FIRIS) Program transitions from the Orange County Fire Authority to the State of California, Cal OES has elected to migrate from WhatsApp to a more robust, secure application known as Slack.
The FIRIS Slack Application will provide the following:
1. Incident alerts of emergent incidents (Fire Rescue Mutual Region Specific and statewide channel
2. Wildland Fire Modeling with 3 hour spread projections without fire suppression
3. FIRIS aircraft intel that includes perimeters, videos, and snapshots
4. All hazard Intelligence and Information (earthquake, Tsunami, flood, mud and debris)
FIRIS Slack Signup:
Due to licensing, access is limited to your assigned Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid Regional channel. If you require additional access to the other Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid Regions, you will have option to receive FIRIS intelligence and Information in a Statewide channel.
If you have already signed up prior through Survey 123, you will not be required to apply through the Slack link.
If you have not signed up, please click: SLACK
To watch for the FIRIS Slack Application Training, please click on the link below:
FIRIS data will be available in multiple Common Operating Pictures (COPs). Different agencies use different COPs for their agency’s needs, such as the USFS uses EGP, and CAL FIRE uses Tactical Analyst. Cal OES rolled out a new COP called Next-Gen SCOUT that is free and available to the California Fire Service effective May 31, 2023.
For Next-Gen SCOUT please click: Next-Gen SCOUT
If you have questions about the SLACK Program activities, please use the following address: CFRCC@caloes.ca.gov
We are in the process of setting up training throughout the state. This page will be updated with further information as it becomes available