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
EstablishedMarch 1, 1995
Annual calls141,858 (2017)
Annual budget$469,130,602 (2014)
Staffing1,378 full-time
172 reserve
Fire chiefBrian Fennessy
IAFF3631
Facilities and equipment[1]
Divisions7
Battalions11
Stations79
Engines138
Trucks24
Rescues1
HAZMAT3
Wildland13
Bulldozers2
Helicopters4
Light and air3
Website
Official website
IAFF website

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 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 1994, which further encouraged Orange County Fire Department to reorganize as a JPA, known as the Orange County Fire Authority.[3] In 2012 the Orange County Fire Authority absorbed the Santa Ana Fire Department. In 2019 the OCFA absorbed the Garden Grove Fire Department. Later in the year the City of Placentia, California decided that it would leave the OCFA and create its own fire department. Placentia, California is the first city to leave the authority.

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 seven 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 Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Westminster, and Garden Grove; and the unincorporated communities of Midway City, Rossmoor, and Sunset Beach. The 1st division is covered by Battalion 1 commanding 7 Fire Stations.[6] and Battalion 11 commanding 6 stations covering the city of Garden Grove[7].

Battalion 1
Fire Station Number City Engine Company Truck Company EMS Units Other Units
2 Los Alamitos PAU Engine 2 [8]
25 Midway City PAU Engine 25 [9]
44 Seal Beach PAU Engine 44 [10]
48 Seal Beach Engine 48 Medic 48 Patrol 48 [11]
64 Westminster PM Engine 64 Truck 64 Care Ambulance 64 Battalion 1 Division 1 [12]
65 Westminster PM Engine 65 [13]
66 Westminster PM Engine 66 Care Ambulance 66 [14]
Battalion 11
Fire Station Number City Paramedic Engine Truck Company EMS Units Other Units
80 Garden Grove PM Engine 80 Ambulance 80

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81 Garden Grove PM Engine 81 Truck 81 Ambulance 81 Battalion 11 [16]
82 Garden Grove PM Engine 82 Ambulance 82

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83 Garden Grove PM Engine 83 Ambulance 83

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84 Garden Grove PM Engine 84 Ambulance 84

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85 Garden Grove PM Engine 85 Truck 85 Ambulance 85

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86 Garden Grove PM Engine 86 Ambulance 86

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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, and University of California, Irvine. It is covered by Battalion 5 and Battalion 10, each commanding 6 Fire Stations.[22]

Battalion 5
Fire Station Number City Engine Company or Crash Units Truck Company Wildland Unit Other Units
4 Irvine Engine 4 Truck 4 Water Tender 4 [23]
6 Irvine PM Engine 6 Division 2, Heavy Rescue 6, Investigator 6, Swift Water 6, [23]
28 Irvine PAU Engine 28 Truck 28 [24]
33 John Wayne Airport Crash Units 1, 3, 4, and 5 Crane 33, Foam Trailer 33 [25]
36 Irvine PM Engine 36 Battalion 5, Foam 36 [26]
47 Irvine PAU Engine 47 Engine 347 Dozer 1 [27]
Battalion 10
Fire Station Number City Engine Company Truck Company Wildland Units Other Units
20 Irvine PM Engine 20 Truck 20 Battalion 10, HazMat 20, HazMat 220 [28]
26 Irvine Engine 26 Patrol 26 [29]
27 Irvine Engine 27 Engine 327 [30]
38 Irvine Engine 38 Medic 38 [31]
51 Irvine PM Engine 51 Mass Casualty 51 [32]
55 Irvine Engine 55 Engine 355 Investigator 55 [30]

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 3rd division is covered by Battalion 6 and Battalion 7, commanding 14 Fire Stations.[33]
Battalion 6
Fire Station Number City Engine or Paramedic Engine Company Paramedic Truck Company EMS Units Wildland or Patrol Unit Other Units
7 San Juan Capistrano Engine 7 Medic 7 Engine 307, Patrol 7 Water Tender 7 [34]
29 Dana Point PM Engine 29 Battalion 6 [35]
30 Dana Point PM Engine 30 Engine 330 Patrol 30, Air Utility 30 [35]
50 San Clemente PM Engine 50 Care Ambulance 50 Engine 350 [36]
56 Rancho Mission Viejo PM Engine 56 [37]
59 San Clemente PM Truck 59 [38]
60 San Clemente PM Engine 60 Care Ambulance 60 [39]
Battalion 7
Fire Station Number City Paramedic or PAU Engine Company Truck Company EMS Units Wildland Units Other Units
9 Mission Viejo PM Engine 9 Truck 9 Swift Water 9 [40]
18 Trabuco Canyon PAU Engine 18 Fire Crew 1, Reserve Crew 18, Engine 318 Patrol 18, Superintendent 1 [41]
24 Mission Viejo PM Engine 24 Medic 924 [41]
31 Mission Viejo PM Engine 31 [42]
40 Coto de Caza PAU Engine 40 [43]
45 Rancho Santa Margarita Engine 45 Truck 45 Medic 45 Engine 345 Battalion 7 [44]
58 Ladera Ranch PM Engine 58 Engine 358 Division 3, US&R [45]

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 4th division is covered by Battalion 3, commanding 8 Fire Stations.[30]

Battalion 3
Fire Station Number City Paramedic, PAU or Reserve Engine Company Truck Company Wildland Patrol or Engine Units Other
8 Santa Ana PM Engine 8 [30]
14 Silverado Reserve Engine 14 Patrol 14 [30]
15 Silverado PAU Engine 15 Engine 315 Patrol 15 [30]
16 Modjeska Canyon Reserve Engine 16 Patrol 16 Water Tender 16 [46]
21 Tustin PM Engine 21 Patrol 21 [30]
23 Orange PM Engine 23 [30]
37 Tustin PM Engine 37 [30]
43 Tustin PM Truck 43 Battalion 3 [30]

Division 5[edit]

The fifth division covers the cities of Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Emerald Bay and Mission Viejo. The division is covered by Battalion 4 commanding 9 Fire Stations.[47]

Battalion 4
Fire Station Number City Paramedic , PAU Or Reserve Engine Company Truck or Paramedic Truck Company EMS units Wildland Patrol or Engine Units Other
5 Laguna Niguel PM Engine 5 [48]
11 Emerald Bay Reserve Engine 11 Patrol 11 [49]
19 Lake Forest PM Engine 19 [32]
22 Laguna Woods PM Engine 22, PM Engine 222 Truck 22 Battalion 4 [32]
39 Laguna Niguel PM Engine 39 Engine 339 [32]
42 Lake Forest PAU Engine 42 [50]
49 Laguna Niguel PM Truck 49 [51]
54 Lake Forest PM Engine 54 USAR Task Force 5 [52]
57 Aliso Viejo Engine 57 Medic 57, Medic 257,Medic 957 Patrol 57 Division 5, [32]

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.[33]

Battalion 9
Fire Station Number City Paramedic Engine Company Paramedic Truck Company Wildland engine Other Units
70 Santa Ana PM Engine 70 Engine 370 Service Support 2 [53]
71 Santa Ana PM Engine 71 PM Truck 71 [53]
72 Santa Ana PM Engine 72 [53]
73 Santa Ana PM Engine 73 [53]
74 Santa Ana PM Engine 74 Battalion 9, Division 6 [53]
75 Santa Ana PM Engine 75 PM Truck 75 [53]
76 Santa Ana PM Truck 76 [53]
77 Santa Ana PM Engine 77 [53]
78 Santa Ana PM Engine 78 [53]
79 Santa Ana PM Engine 79 Hazmat 79 [53]

Division 7[edit]

Division VII is located in the western area of Orange County. It covers the communities of Buena Park, Cypress, La Palma, Stanton and the Air Support Facility at Fullerton Airport.

Battalion 8
Fire Station Number City Engine, Paramedic or PAU Engine Company Truck Company EMS Unit Other Units
13 La Palma PM Engine 13 [54]
17 Cypress PM Engine 17 Truck 17 [55]
41 Fullerton Engine 41 Helicopters 1, 2, 3, 4, Helitender 41, 241 [56]
46 Stanton PAU Engine 46 Medic 46 [57]
61 Buena Park PM Engine 61 Truck 61 Urban search 61, Battalion 8, Division 7 [58]
62 Buena Park PM Engine 62 [59]
63 Buena Park PM Engine 63 [60]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FY 2014/15 Adopted Budget" (PDF). Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  2. ^ "About OCFA". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "Brief History of OCFA". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 14, 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 I". OCFA. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  7. ^ https://ggcity.org/sites/default/files/City_Council_April_9_2019_OCFA_Contract_Consideration.pdf
  8. ^ "Fire Station #2". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  9. ^ "Fire Station #25". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  10. ^ "Fire Station #44". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  11. ^ "Fire Station #48". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  12. ^ "Fire Station #64". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  13. ^ "Fire Station #65". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  14. ^ "Fire Station #66". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  15. ^ https://www.ocfa.org/aboutus/departments/operationsdirectory/Division1.aspx
  16. ^ https://www.ocfa.org/aboutus/departments/operationsdirectory/Division1.aspx
  17. ^ https://www.ocfa.org/aboutus/departments/operationsdirectory/Division1.aspx
  18. ^ https://www.ocfa.org/aboutus/departments/operationsdirectory/Division1.aspx
  19. ^ https://www.ocfa.org/aboutus/departments/operationsdirectory/Division1.aspx
  20. ^ https://www.ocfa.org/aboutus/departments/operationsdirectory/Division1.aspx
  21. ^ https://www.ocfa.org/aboutus/departments/operationsdirectory/Division1.aspx
  22. ^ "Operations Division II". OCFA. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  23. ^ a b "Fire Station #6". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  24. ^ "Fire Station #28". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  25. ^ "Fire Station #33". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  26. ^ "Fire Station #36". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  27. ^ "Fire Station #47". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  28. ^ "Fire Station #20". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  29. ^ "Fire Station #26". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  30. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Division #4". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  31. ^ Cite error: The named reference Division #2 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  32. ^ a b c d e "Division #5". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  33. ^ a b "Operations Division III". OCFA. Retrieved January 14, 2015. Cite error: The named reference "Div 3" was defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  34. ^ "Fire Station #7". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  35. ^ a b "Fire Station #29". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  36. ^ "Fire Station #50". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  37. ^ "Fire Station #56". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  38. ^ "Fire Station #59". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  39. ^ "Fire Station #60". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  40. ^ "Fire Station #9". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  41. ^ a b "Fire Station #24". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  42. ^ "Fire Station #31". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  43. ^ "Fire Station #40". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  44. ^ "Fire Station #45". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  45. ^ "Fire Station #58". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  46. ^ "Fire Station #16". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  47. ^ "Operations Division V". OCFA. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
  48. ^ "Fire Station #5". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  49. ^ "Fire Station #11". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  50. ^ "Fire Station #42". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  51. ^ "Fire Station #49". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  52. ^ "Fire Station #54". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  53. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Division #6". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  54. ^ "Fire Station #13". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  55. ^ "Fire Station #17". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  56. ^ "Fire Station #41". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  57. ^ "Fire Station #46". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  58. ^ "Fire Station #61". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  59. ^ "Fire Station #62". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  60. ^ "Fire Station #63". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.

External links[edit]

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