Cal OES FIRES Airplane


To request FIRIS please call the FIRIS Duty Officer at: 916-845-8617.

Fire Integrated Real-Time Intelligence System Program (FIRIS)

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 June 17, 2024

# of Missions Flown

# of Flight Hours

FIRIS Operations Contacts

Lori Lopez, Department Supervisor

Phone: (916) 845-8722

Deputy Chief, Vacant

Rob Scott, Assistant Chief

Phone: (916) 845-8733

Col. Michael Martin, National Guard

Phone: (916) 845-8715

Marissa Jewell, SSM1

Phone: (916) 591-9485

Hunter Loomis, Associate Governmental Program Analyst

Phone: (916) 845-8744

Joseph Palathingal, Associate Governmental Program Analyst

Phone: (916) 845-8712

Useful Links

Slack logo


Slack is the primary real-time communication tool used by the FIRIS program.




Interra is the primary common operating picture used by FIRIS.
SLack QR Code
NG Scout QR Code

Cal OES FIRIS Program – Inside Look