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October 23, 2019 – With elevated fire conditions in the forecast for parts of California, Cal OES Fire and Rescue staff have coordinated with counties to preposition fire apparatus and personnel to augment local resources in preparation for the upcoming significant weather event.

The following resources have been requested by the counties and approved by the California State Mutual Aid Pre-Incident Preparedness Guidelines.

OES Region II

Contra Costa County. 1 Type III Strike Team (5 Type III Engines), 1 Dozer, 2 Water Tenders, to be located in Central Contra Costa County. 2- Chief Officers, 1 Dispatcher.

Lake County. 1 Task Force Engines (Type II and III Engines), 1 Water Tender to be located in Clearlake, 1 Dispatcher.

Napa County. 1 Task Force (4 Type III Engines, 1 Type 6 Engine), 1 Dispatcher.

Marin County. 1 Type III Strike Team (5 Type III Engines), 1 Water Tender, 1  Dispatcher.

Sonoma County. 1 Type III Strike Team (5 Type III Engines), 1  OES Water Tender, 1  Dispatcher.

Alameda County. 1 OES Type III Strike Team (5 Type III Engines), 1 Water Tender, 1 Dispatcher.

OES Region III

Colusa County. 1 Task Force (4 Type III Engines 1 Water Tender).

Tehama County. 1 TF (4 OES Type III Engines, 1 OES Water Tender).

Sierra County. 1 Task Force (4 Type III Engines).

OES Region IV

Calaveras County. 1 Task Force (4 Type III Engines, 1 Water Tender). 1 Dispatcher.

Nevada County. 1 TF (1 OES Type 1 Engine, 2 Type III Engines), 1 OES Water Tender. 1 Chief Officer.

OES Region VI

San Diego County. 1 Type III Strike Team (5 Type III Engines), 1 OES Type I Strike Team (5 Type I Engines), 1- Helicopter, 1 Chief Officer.

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San Bernardino County. 1 OES Type I Strike Team (5 Type I Engines), 1 OES Type III Engines (5 Type III Engines), 2 Water Tenders, 1 Type 2IA Crew, 1 Dispatcher.

Resources are either en route or in place.

The public is reminded to remain aware of their surrounding conditions and to have an emergency plan in place, emergency preparedness kits at home and vehicles full of fuel.

The California State Warning Center, Cal OES Regions and Cal OES Fire and Rescue Branch will continue evaluating conditions to be ready for further support resource requests as necessary throughout the weather event.