Fire & Rescue

Preparing for Ridgecrest incident

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. This is a new sentence.

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Contact Information

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

Hazardous Materials

Protecting the State from Hazardous Materials Emergencies

Fire Operations

Supporting the California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System

California Fire & Rescue Coordination Center

Providing Mobilization and Intelligence


Managing California’s Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid Fleet

Special Operations

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.

California Wildfire Forecast and Threat Intelligence Integration Center

California Statewide Fire Map (CAL FIRE – Current Activity)

2016 ARCGIS California Wildfire Activity ( – Current Activity)


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:

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Documents & Publications

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

Fire Administration

Vacant, Deputy Chief

Fire Operations (North)


Mitch Higgins, Deputy Chief

Fleet Operations

Larry Collins, Deputy Chief

Special Operations / Hazardous Materials

James Johnstone, Deputy Chief


Carlos Camarena, Deputy Chief

California Fire & Rescue Coordination Center