An all-hazard resource utilizing cutting-edge sensors and substantial computing power mounted on crewed fixed-wing aircraft to provide immediate enhanced information within minutes of arriving on the scene of an emergency incident anywhere in the State of California. Collected data is directly shared with a ground-based supercomputer and fusion center that displays real-time incident intelligence. Within seconds, this intelligence is simultaneously distributed in a common operating platform directly into the hands of first responders on-scene, coordination leaders, policymakers, law enforcement, and others to make more effective decisions to protect life, property, and the environment.
- Two King Air multi-engine, fixed-wing aircraft provide First Responders on scene access intel via smartphone/device
- Mission Commanders implement program operational activities
- On duty, Fusion Manager coordinates, communicates, and supports program activities through:
- University of California, San Diego WIFIRE supercomputer provides real-time fire modeling and prediction
- The common operating platform known as Next-Gen SCOUT powered by Intterra, provides viewing/sharing intel statewide
- Available throughout California
Intel 12 is based in Northern California at Sacramento/McClellan
Intel 24 is based in Southern California at Chino Airport.
Cal OES operations overview: 2023 YTD
Updated as of February 28, 2024
# of Missions Flown
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To request FIRIS please call the FIRIS Duty Officer at: 916-845-8617.
FIRIS Operations Contacts
Lori Lopez, Department Supervisor
Phone: (916) 845-8722
Deputy Chief, Vacant
Dalton Leffler, Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Phone: (916) 845-8712
Hunter Loomis, Associate Governmental Program Analyst
Phone: (916) 845-8744