Orange County Fire Authority

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Orange County Fire Authority
OCFA logo.png
Operational area
Country  United States
State  California
County Orange
Agency overview
Established 1995
Annual calls 112,230 (2012)
Annual budget $469,130,602 (2014)
Staffing 1079 full-time
213 reserve
Fire chief Keith Richter
IAFF 3631
Facilities and equipment[1]
Divisions 6
Battalions 9
Stations 72
Engines 110
Trucks 15
Squads 19
Rescues 1
Ambulances 3
Tenders 6
HAZMAT 3
Bulldozers 3
Helicopters 4
Light and air 1
Website
Official website
IAFF website
Not to be confused with Orange City Fire Department.

The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) is the agency that provides fire protection and emergency medical services for unincorporated areas of Orange County, California as well as 23 cities within the county that contract OCFA's services.[2]

History[edit]

Prior to 1980, the Orange County Fire Department, as it was then known, was operated by CAL FIRE under contract.[3] In May of 1980, the Orange County Fire Department was formed to service the county. Over the next decade, multiple new cities were formed from what had been unincorporated areas of the county. Many of these cities chose to contract with the OCFD for fire services.[3] In 1991 the OCFD began exploring the possibility of reorganizing as a separate agency, first as a Special District and then as a Joint Powers Authority. The County filed for bankruptcy in December of 1994, which further encouraged Orange County Fire Department to reorganize as a JPA, known as the Orange County Fire Authority.[3]

Stations & Equipment[edit]

Orange County Fire Authority Headquarters
Helicopter, Fullerton Municipal Airport
Orange County Medic 48.

The Operations Department of the OCFA is responsible for directly rendering aid to the community. In 2006, OCFA responded to 79,718 incidents within its jurisdiction and 4,084 mutual aid calls.[4] The department is split into six geographic divisions numbered I–VI.[5]

Division 1[edit]

Division I is located in the western area of Orange County. It covers the communities of Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Stanton, and Westminster; and the unincorporated communities of Midway City, Rossmoor, and Sunset Beach. The division is covered by Battalion 1 and Battalion 8, commanding 15 Fire Stations. OCFA's helicopter fleet, based out of the Fullerton Municipal Airport, is part of Division I.[6]

Battalion 1
City Engine Truck EMS Other
2 Los Alamitos PAU Engine 2 Squad 2 Air Utility 2 [7]
25 Midway City PAU Engine 25 Squad 25 [8]
44 Seal Beach PAU Engine 44 Squad 44 [9]
48 Seal Beach Engine 48 Medic Van 48 [10]
64 Westminster PM Engine 64 Truck 64 Ambulance 64 Battalion 1 [11]
65 Westminster PM Engine 65 Ambulance 65 [12]
65 Westminster PM Engine 66 Ambulance 66 [13]
Battalion 8
City Engine Truck EMS Other
13 La Palma PAU Engine 13 [14]
17 Cypress Engine 17 Truck 17 Medic Van 17 [15]
41 Fullerton Helicopters 1, 2 3 & 4, Helitender, Water Tender 41 [16]
46 Stanton PM Engine 46 PAU Truck 46 [17]
61 Buena Park PM Engine 61 Truck 61 OES Engine 303, Swift Water 61, Battalion 8 & Division 1 [18]
62 Buena Park PM Engine 62 [19]
63 Buena Park PAU Engine 63 [20]

Division 2[edit]

Division II is located in the central area of Orange County covering the city of Irvine; along with the John Wayne Airport, Emerald Bay, and University of California, Irvine. It is covered by Battalion 5, commanding 8 Fire Stations. [21]

Battalion 5
City Engine Truck EMS Wildland Other
4 Irvine Engine 4 Truck 4 Medic Van 4 Battalion 5, Division 2, HazMat 4 & HazMat 204 [22]
6 Irvine PM Engine 6 Truck 6 Heavy Rescue 6 & Swift Water 6 [23]
20 Irvine Engine 20 Medic Van 20 Water Tender 20 [24]
26 Irvine Engine 26 Medic Van 26 Patrol 26 [25]
28 Irvine PAU Engine 28 [26]
33 John Wayne Airport Foam Tender, Crash Unit 1, 3 4 & 5 [27]
36 Irvine PM Engine 36 Foam 36 [28]
47 Irvine PAU Engine 47 Engine 347 Dozer 1 [29]

Division 3[edit]

OCFA helicopters filling their water tanks at Upper Oso Reservoir during the Santiago Fire (2007)
Division III is located in the southern and eastern areas of Orange County. It covers the cities of Dana Point, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, and San Juan Capistrano; along with the unincorporated communities of Coto de Caza, Ladera, Las Flores, Modjeska Canyon, Trabuco Canyon, and Talega. The division is covered by Battalion 6 and Battalion 7, commanding 18 Fire Stations.[30]
Battalion 6
City Engine Truck EMS Wildland Other
5 Laguna Niguel Engine 5 Medic Van 5 [31]
7 San Juan Capistrano Engine 7 Medic 7 Engine 307 & Patrol 7 Water Tender 7 [32]
9 Mission Viejo PAU Engine 9 Truck 9 Swift Water 9 [33]
29 Dana Point PM Engine 29 Battalion 6 [34]
30 Dana Point PAU Engine 30 Engine 330 & Patrol 30 Air Utility 30 [35]
49 Laguna Niguel PAU Truck 49 [36]
50 San Clemente Engine 50 Ambulance 50 Engine 350 [37]
59 San Clemente PAU Truck 59 [38]
60 San Clemente PM Engine 60 [39]
Battalion 7
City Engine Truck EMS Wildland Other
16 Modjeska Canyon Engine 16 Patrol 16 Water Tender 16 [40]
18 Trabuco Canyon PAU Engine 18 Engine 318 & Patrol 18 [41]
24 Mission Viejo PM Engine 24 Squad 24 [42]
31 Mission Viejo Engine 31 Medic Van 31 [43]
40 Coto de Caza PAU Engine 40 Engine 340 & Patrol 40 [44]
42 Lake Forest PAU Engine 42 Engine 342 [45]
45 Rancho Santa Margarita PM Engine 45 Truck 45 Battalion 7 & Fire Command 2 [46]
54 Lake Forest PAU Engine 54 USAR Task Force 5 [47]
58 Ladera Ranch PM Engine 58 Division 3 [48]

Division 4[edit]

Division IV is located in the northern area of Orange County. It covers cities of Placentia, Tustin, Villa Park, and Yorba Linda; along with the unincorporated communities of El Modena, Orange Park Acres, Santiago Canyon, Silverado Canyon, and North Tustin. The division is covered by Battalion 2 and Battalion 3, commanding 12 Fire Stations.[49]

Battalion 2
City Engine Truck EMS Wildland Other
10 Yorba Linda PAU Engine 10 Water Tender 10 [50]
32 Yorba Linda Engine 32 Medic Van 32 Patrol 32 [51]
34 Placentia PM Engine 34 Truck 34 Swift Water 34 & Battalion 2 [52]
35 Placentia PAU Engine 35 [53]
53 Yorba Linda PAU Engine 53 Engine 353 Dozer 2 [54]
Battalion 3
City Engine Truck EMS Wildland Other
8 Santa Ana PAU Engine 8 [55]
14 Silverado Engine 14 Patrol 14 [56]
15 Silverado PAU Engine 15 Engine 315 [57]
21 Tustin Engine 21 Medic Van 21 Patrol 21 Water Tender 21 & Division 4 [58]
23 Orange PM Engine 23 & Engine 223 Patrol 23 [59]
27 Irvine Engine 27 Medic Van 27 [60]
37 Tustin PAU Engine 37 [61]
43 Tustin PAU Truck 43 Battalion 3 [62]
55 Irvine PAU Engine 55 Engine 355 [63]

Division 5[edit]

The fifth division covers the cities of Aliso Viejo, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, and Mission Viejo. The division is covered by Battalion 4 commanding 6 Fire Stations. [49]

Battalion 4
City Engine Truck EMS Other
19 Lake Forest PM Engine 19 Squad 19 [64]
22 Laguna Woods PM Engine 22 & PM Engine 222 Truck 22 Battalion 4 [65]
38 Irvine Engine 38 Medic 38 [66]
39 Laguna Niguel PAU Engine 39 Engine 39 [67]
51 Irvine PM Engine 51 [68]
57 Aliso Viejo PAU Engine 57 Medic 57 Division 5 [69]

Division 6[edit]

Division VI is located in the center area of Orange County, covers the city of Santa Ana and is covered by Battalion 9 commanding 10 Fire stations.[30]

Battalion 9
City Engine Truck EMS Other
70 Santa Ana PAU Engine 70 [70]
71 Santa Ana PM Engine 71 PM Truck 71 & Reserve Truck 971 [71]
72 Santa Ana PM Engine 72 [72]
73 Santa Ana PM Engine 73 [73]
74 Santa Ana PM Engine 74 Battalion 9 & Division 6 [74]
75 Santa Ana PM Engine 75 & Relief Engine 975 PM Truck 75 [75]
76 Santa Ana PAU Quint 76 [76]
77 Santa Ana PAU Engine 77 Medic Van 77 & Relief Van 977 [77]
78 Santa Ana PAU Engine 78 Medic Van 78 [78]
79 Santa Ana PAU Engine 79 HazMat 979 [79]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "FY 2014/15 Adopted Budget" (PDF). Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "About OCFA". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Brief History of OCFA". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "OCFA Partner Cities". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved August 24, 2006. 
  5. ^ "Operations Department". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved August 24, 2006. 
  6. ^ "Operations Division II". OCFA. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Fire Station #2". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Fire Station #25". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Fire Station #44". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Fire Station #48". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Fire Station #64". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Fire Station #65". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "Fire Station #66". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Fire Station #13". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "Fire Station #17". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "Fire Station #41". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Fire Station #46". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "Fire Station #61". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  19. ^ "Fire Station #62". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Fire Station #63". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  21. ^ "Operations Division II". OCFA. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  22. ^ "Fire Station #6". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  23. ^ "Fire Station #6". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  24. ^ "Fire Station #20". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  25. ^ "Fire Station #26". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  26. ^ "Fire Station #28". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  27. ^ "Fire Station #33". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  28. ^ "Fire Station #36". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  29. ^ "Fire Station #47". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  30. ^ a b "Operations Division III". OCFA. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  31. ^ "Fire Station #5". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  32. ^ "Fire Station #7". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  33. ^ "Fire Station #9". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  34. ^ "Fire Station #29". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  35. ^ "Fire Station #29". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  36. ^ "Fire Station #49". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  37. ^ "Fire Station #50". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  38. ^ "Fire Station #59". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  39. ^ "Fire Station #60". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  40. ^ "Fire Station #16". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  41. ^ "Fire Station #24". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  42. ^ "Fire Station #24". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  43. ^ "Fire Station #31". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  44. ^ "Fire Station #40". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  45. ^ "Fire Station #42". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  46. ^ "Fire Station #45". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  47. ^ "Fire Station #54". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  48. ^ "Fire Station #58". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  49. ^ a b "Operations Division V". OCFA. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  50. ^ "Fire Station #10". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  51. ^ "Fire Station #32". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  52. ^ "Fire Station #35". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  53. ^ "Fire Station #35". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  54. ^ "Fire Station #53". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  55. ^ "Fire Station #8". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  56. ^ "Fire Station #14". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  57. ^ "Fire Station #15". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  58. ^ "Fire Station #43". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  59. ^ "Fire Station #23". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  60. ^ "Fire Station #27". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  61. ^ "Fire Station #37". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  62. ^ "Fire Station #43". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  63. ^ "Fire Station #55". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  64. ^ "Fire Station #19". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  65. ^ "Fire Station #22". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  66. ^ "Fire Station #38". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  67. ^ "Fire Station #39". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  68. ^ "Fire Station #51". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  69. ^ "Fire Station #57". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  70. ^ "Fire Station #70". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  71. ^ "Fire Station #71". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  72. ^ "Fire Station #72". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  73. ^ "Fire Station #73". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  74. ^ "Fire Station #74". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  75. ^ "Fire Station #75". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  76. ^ "Fire Station #76". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  77. ^ "Fire Station #77". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  78. ^ "Fire Station #78". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  79. ^ "Fire Station #79". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 

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