At times when the equipment needed to control an emergency incident exceeds the resources of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the department hires the equipment and services of the private sector to supplement its own resources. In so doing, CAL FIRE attempts to obtain those resources that exactly meet the resource needs of the Incident Commander, at a price that is fair to the contractor and which represents a prudent expenditure of state taxpayer funds.

The intent of publishing and distributing this information is to provide all prospective Suppliers access to the terms and conditions for entering into an EERA with CAL FIRE.

Suppliers  who object to the terms and conditions contained herein should not enter into an EERA with CAL FIRE.

Suppliers Participation Manual

CAL FIRE’s Hired Equipment Program Supplier Participation Manual contains excerpts from the policies, procedures, and payment rates used by CAL FIRE. These policies define the terms and conditions for entering into an Emergency Equipment Rental Agreement (EERA) with CAL FIRE. These terms and conditions reflect the business needs of CAL FIRE, and as such, these are the business rules of CAL FIRE. These policies, procedures, and rates are not laws or regulations, although in some cases they reflect the requirements of applicable laws and regulations.

This manual contains all rules and requirements necessary to become a supplier with CAL FIRE.

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Participation Manual Revision Guide

Update Insurance Documentation

To update your insurance expiration dates please send your new proof of insurance documents to

You must also send a copy to your local hired equipment coordinator (HEC) at the email address listed below in the HEC contact list (bottom of this page).

Your local HEC is still your first point of contact for questions and concerns.

Obtain Unique Entity Identification

All suppliers doing business with the State of California must first register and obtain a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number through the US General Services Administration.

Please visit to begin or renew your registration.

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Contact your Local Hired Equipment Coordinator

For assistance with this program, contact the Unit Hired Equipment Coordinator in the Unit where your equipment is stored.

Below is a list of contact information of each CAL FIRE Unit and the counties within.




Amador-El Dorado (AEU)
Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento, Alpine

2840 Mt. Danaher Road
Camino, CA 95709 95665
(530) 708-27603

San Diego (SDU)
San Diego, Imperial

2249 Jamacha Rd.

El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 590-3134

Butte (BTU)

176 Nelson Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 370-5323

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura

635 N. Santa Rosa St

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 458-1737

Fresno , Kings

2311 N. Clovis
Fresno, CA 93727
(559) 797-0088

San Mateo-Santa Cruz 

San Mateo, Santa Cruz, San Francisco

555 Obispo Rd.
EL Granada, CA 94018
(831) 254-1765

Humboldt-Del Norte 
Humbolt, Del Norte

118 South Fortuna Blvd.
Fortuna, CA 95540
(707) 923-2731

Santa Clara 

Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa

2142 Sperry Ave.
Patterson, CA 95363
(408) 710-1853


Lassen, Modoc, Plumas

697-345 Highway 36
Susanville CA. 96130
(530) 249-7431


Shasta, Trinity

875 Cypress Avenue
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 225-2466


Madera, Mariposa, Merced

5366 Highway 49 North
Mariposa, CA 95338
(559) 706-0950



1809 Fairlane Rd.
Yreka, CA 96097
(530) 598-2654



17501 N. Highway 101
Willits, CA 95490
(707) 391-6711


Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Colusa, Yolo, Solano, Marin

1199 Big Tree Rd.
St. Helena, CA 94574
(707) 967-1400


Nevada, Yuba, Placer, Sutter, Sierra

13120 Loma Rica Dr.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-0133


Tehama, Glenn

604 Antelope Blvd.
Red Bluff, CA 96080
(530) 528-5199


Riverside, Orange

210 W. San Jacinto Ave
Perris, CA 92570
(951) 940-6900


Tulare, Kern

1968 S. Lovers Lane
Visalia, CA. 93292
(559) 358-7143

San Benito-Monterey

San Benito, Monterey

743 Reich Street
King City, CA 93930-3434
(831) 333-4665


Tuolumne, Calaveras, Stanislaus, San Joaquin

785 Mountain Ranch Rd.
San Andreas, CA 95249
(209) 736-9083

San Bernardino

San Bernardino, Inyo, Mono, Los Angeles

3800 N. Sierra Way
San Bernardino, CA 92405
(909) 693-0666

Northern Region

A map showing the Northern California Cal Fire unit boundaries

Southern Region

A map showing the Southern California Cal Fire unit boundaries


No Supplier is guaranteed any amount of business as a result of entering into an EERA with CAL FIRE. CAL FIRE uses established guidelines to distribute assignments for incident fire suppression and support equipment. The intent of these guidelines is to maintain fair business practices and distribute assignments with as many Suppliers as possible while being fiscally responsible with state taxpayer funds.

CAL FIRE incident commanders determine what equipment is needed to support an incident logistically and operationally to accomplish incident objectives. Suppliers are not participants in the processes in determining incident equipment or personnel needs.

Comments or Suggestions

For comments and suggestions regarding the Hired Equipment Program, or Supplier Participation Manual:

1 (916) 845-8650


Statewide Hired Equipment Coordinator
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
PO Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460