Response Technologies

Situation Awareness and Collaboration Tool (SCOUT)

SCOUT was deployed in April 2016 by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and through strategic partnership with the Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate (DHS S&T).

SCOUT provides the California first responder community and supporting agencies a web-based tactical and operational response platform to assist in communication, coordination, and collaboration within incident management for all hazards, whether natural or human-made.

Authorized users can view, search and add relevant tactical incident information for a variety of incident types, including but not limited to wildland fires, floods, search & rescue missions, special events, earthquakes, and homeland security incidents. SCOUT also integrates incident information with other relevant geographical information, such as weather conditions, road conditions, utilities, census information, known hazards, and government boundaries.

For updated Next-Gen SCOUT Information, please visit the California Fire and Rescue Coordination Centers website by clicking the link below:


As of September 30th, 2013 RIMS was retired and our new emergency response system CalEOC comes online supported by WebEOC technology! All response activity information is entered into the new system, CalEOC.

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