Cal OES Transfers New Replacement Fire Engine to the El Dorado County Fire Protection District
The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) as part of the California Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System Engine Program transferred a new replacement engine to the El Dorado County Fire Protection District to enhance mutual aid response for El Dorado County, region and state.
The replacement engine transferred on Wednesday is a Type 1 Engine/Type 3 Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) engine – a model typically utilized in response to structure and wildland fires. However, this engine also stands at the ready to respond to any natural or manmade disaster that could happen in California. It’s part of California’s robust mutual aid system allowing for disaster response resources to be strategically positioned throughout the state.
More information on the Cal OES Fire Engine Program is available at http://www.caloes.ca.gov/FireandRescue/Pages/Apparatus-Overview.aspx