Colorado Sends 20 Fire Engines and Crew to Support California Wildfires

Colorado is sending 20 fire engines (Type 1 and 3) to support California wildfire operations through an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request from California Office of Emergency Services.  The fire engines will support CalFire and are traveling from Colorado on Monday, October 16 to Chino, California for staging and assignments.  The EMAC request is coordinated by the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management's logistics staff.  DHSEM expects a second group of fire engines may also deploy to California later this week.

The agencies leaving for California on October 16 for a 14-day deployment are from across the state, including:

These resources are being requested and sent through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC).  EMAC is an all hazards - all disciplines mutual aid compact that serves as the cornerstone of the nation's mutual aid system.  Colorado continues to support the EMAC system with recent deployments following the hurricanes last month in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.  DHSEM maintains a map of current and completed EMAC missions on our website.  View it to see the impact we are able to provide to other states across the nation.