CAL FIRE answers thousands of non-fire emergency calls each year.
CAL FIRE serves as a full-service, “all-risk” department, capable of responding to a wide range of emergencies, including but not limited to medical aid, hazardous material spills, swift water rescues, search and rescue missions, civil disturbances, train wrecks, floods, earthquakes, and more. No matter where or when we are needed, we answer the call.
We Train For
Search and Rescue
Search and rescues operations seek to locate, stabilize, and extract individuals in dangerous and remote conditions.
We respond to thousands of vehicle accidents each year and are trained in extrication and on-scene medical aid.
CAL FIRE supports local firefighting authorities to extinguish structure fires.
Wildland Fire Response
Each year, CAL FIRE responds to thousands of wildland fires that burn an average of a million acres.
Emergency Medical Response
CAL FIRE paramedics are often the first on scene at medical emergencies of all kinds.
Swift Water Rescue
Teams are trained to pull people from swift water, which often flows faster after storms and heavy rains.