Spotlight Department: CAL FIRE

The California Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Committee periodically spotlights the training of one of our participating departments. Our current department in the spotlight is:


CAL FIRE firefighters in training (click image to view photo gallery)

The men and women of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are dedicated to the fire protection and stewardship of over 31 million acres of California's privately-owned wildlands.

In addition, CAL FIRE provides varied emergency services in 36 of the State's 58 counties via contracts with local governments.

The Department's firefighters, fire engines, and aircraft respond to an average of more than 5,600 wildland fires each year. Those fires burn more than 172,000 acres annually. CAL FIRE also answers the call more than 300,000 times for other emergencies each year, from medical aid to hazmat to swift water rescue to USAR.

CAL FIRE is one of the earliest affilates of the CFFJAC program and its personnel are proudly represented by CDF Firefighters Local 2881.

CAL FIRE in Action

At a recent training session its state of the art training academy in Ione, CAL FIRE personnel trained in the structure protection techniques that have become an ever-increasing part of the modern CAL FIRE mission.

Click the link below to view the Department in the Spotlight video:

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