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Office of Emergency Services Engine

OES Engine 349

The State of California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services serves as the lead state agency for emergency management in California. To ensure the most effective use of resource when dealing with any emergency, OES frequently partners with local fire departments in an effort to provide the most comprehensive statewide emergency service possible.

OES coordinates the activities of all state agencies involved in the preparation and implementation of the State Emergency Response Plan. OES also coordinates the California State Mutual Aid Response Plan. These areas of oversight allow OES to ensure effective deployment of resources to statewide disaster and wildland fire incidents with minimum overlap and confusion.

One way OES accomplishes this goal is by maintaining a fleet of 200 fire engines that are strategically located throughout the state. These engines are provided to local jurisdictions at no cost to be utilized on a day-to-day basis for fire suppression at wildland fires as well as during natural and man-made disasters. Consequently, when a disaster or wildland fire occurs, the State and OES Agency will respond. As part of this response component OES contacts the local jurisdictions that have been provided these apparatus and they may be required to provide assistance including the apparatus and personnel to assist with mitigation and recover efforts.

OES provides a fire engine to the Tracy Fire Department, OES Engine 349. This state of the art “All Risk” firefighting apparatus is housed at Station 94 at Hansen and Schulte Rd. and is used as reserve apparatus to supplement our current compliment of fire apparatus. This engine also is available when called upon by the state to provide assistance to other jurisdictions that are experiencing a large-scale disaster or wildland fire. When the engine is called by OES to respond, all costs for the equipment and personnel are reimbursed by the State. Additionally, the City of Tracy is reimbursed an administrative fee of fifteen percent of the total billable time required to mitigate and recover from the incident.

The Tracy Fire Department has enjoyed a long history of participating in the California State Wide Master Mutual Aid Program. Being an assignee of this engine further solidifies the partnership between the City of Tracy and California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

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