Mobile Equipment

CAL FIRE owns and operates over 3,000 fire and emergency response and resource protection vehicles. This includes vehicles that are state-owned, and vehicles that are local government-owned, but operated by CAL FIRE personnel.

CAL FIRE's mobile equipment includes everything from fire engines, bulldozers, crew carrying vehicles, administrative vehicles, mobile kitchen units, mobile communications units, trailers, forklifts, construction equipment, and support units, to All Terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, and even insect control vehicles.

Ensuring that CAL FIRE personnel statewide have the very best emergency response and resource protection vehicles is the responsibility of the staff of the CAL FIRE Mobile Equipment Facility. The facility is located in Davis, California, just outside of Sacramento. A staff of nine is responsible for design, acquisition; maintenance, major repairs, replacement and disposal of all CAL FIRE-owned vehicles, and provides these services for local government equipment when requested. CAL FIRE fleet managers and equipment mechanics located statewide keep the Department's mobile fleet rolling on a daily basis.

Capability, safety and reliability are the essential requirements for all CAL FIRE equipment. Effective preventative maintenance and repair programs assure that these requirements are met. Inspection, inventory management, and long-range planning assures that CAL FIRE staff will always have the right vehicles, and the best vehicles, to handle all of California's emergency and resource protection needs.

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