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 Jeff Bowman
IAFF 3631
Facilities and equipment[1]
Divisions 6
Battalions 9
Stations 73
Engines 69
Trucks 13
Rescues 1
Ambulances 1
HAZMAT 3
Wildland 13
Bulldozers 2
Helicopters 4
Light and air 3
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]

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 Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Westminster; and the unincorporated communities of Midway City, Rossmoor, and Sunset Beach. The division is covered by Battalion 1 commanding 7 Fire Stations. II|url=http://www.ocfa.org/Menu/Departments/Operations/OperationsDivI.aspx%7Cwebsite=OCFA%7Caccessdate=17 August 2018}}</ref>

Battalion 1
City Engine Truck EMS Other
2 Los Alamitos PME Engine 2 [6]
25 Midway City PAU Engine 25 [7]
44 Seal Beach PAU Engine 44 [8]
48 Seal Beach PM Engine 48 Reserve Medic Van 48 [9]
64 Westminster PM Engine 64 Truck 64 Ambulance 64 Battalion 1 [10]
65 Westminster PM Engine 65 Ambulance 65 [11]
66 Westminster PM Engine 66 Ambulance 66 [12]

Division 7[edit]

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

Battalion 8
City Engine Truck EMS Other
13 La Palma PM Engine 13 [13]
17 Cypress PM Engine 17 Truck 17 Reserve Medic Van 17 Engine 117 [14]
41 Fullerton Helicopters 1, 2 3 & 4, Helitender, Water Tender 41 [15]
46 Stanton PM Engine 46 Reserve Medic Van 46 [16]
61 Buena Park PM Engine 61 Truck 61 Swift Water 61, Battalion 8 & Division 7 [17]
62 Buena Park PM Engine 62 [18]
63 Buena Park PM Engine 63 Engine 163 [19]

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.[20]

Battalion 5
City Engine Truck EMS Wildland Other
4 Irvine PM Engine 4 Truck 4 HazMat 4 & HazMat 204 [21]
6 Irvine PM Engine 6 Truck 6 Division 2, Heavy Rescue 6 & Swift Water 6 [21]
20 Irvine PM Engine 20 Medic Van 120 Water Tender 20 [22]
26 Irvine PM Engine 26 Patrol 26 [23]
28 Irvine PM Engine 28 [24]
33 John Wayne Airport Crash 3, 4, and 5 [25]
36 Irvine PM Engine 36 Battalion 5, Foam 36 [26]
47 Irvine PM Engine 47 Engine 347 & Dozer 1 [27]

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.[28]
Battalion 6
City Engine Truck EMS Wildland Other
5 Laguna Niguel Engine 5 Medic Van 5 [29]
7 San Juan Capistrano Engine 7 Medic 7 Engine 307 & Patrol 7 Water Tender 7 [30]
9 Mission Viejo PAU Engine 9 Truck 9 Swift Water 9 [31]
29 Dana Point PM Engine 29 Battalion 6 [32]
30 Dana Point PAU Engine 30 Engine 330 & Patrol 30 Air Utility 30 [32]
49 Laguna Niguel PAU Truck 49 [33]
50 San Clemente Engine 50 Ambulance 50 Engine 350 [34]
59 San Clemente PAU Truck 59 [35]
60 San Clemente PM Engine 60 [36]
Battalion 7
City Engine Truck EMS Wildland Other
16 Modjeska Canyon Engine 16 Patrol 16 Water Tender 16 [37]
18 Trabuco Canyon PAU Engine 18 Crew 18 & Engine 318 & Patrol 18 [38]
24 Mission Viejo PM Engine 24 Squad 24 [38]
31 Mission Viejo Engine 31 Medic Van 31 [39]
40 Coto de Caza PAU Engine 40 Engine 340 & Patrol 40 [40]
42 Lake Forest PAU Engine 42 Engine 342 [41]
45 Rancho Santa Margarita PM Engine 45 Truck 45 Battalion 7 & Fire Command 2 [42]
54 Lake Forest PAU Engine 54 USAR Task Force 5 [43]
58 Ladera Ranch PM Engine 58 Division 3 [44]

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.[45]

Battalion 2
City Engine Truck EMS Wildland Other
10 Yorba Linda PM Engine 10 Patrol 10 [45]
32 Yorba Linda PM Engine 32 Patrol 32 Water Tender 32 [45]
34 Placentia PM Engine 34 Truck 34 Swift Water 34 & Battalion 2 [45]
35 Placentia PAU Engine 35 [45]
53 Yorba Linda PAU Engine 53 Engine 353 Dozer 2 [45]
Battalion 3
City Engine Truck EMS Wildland Other
8 Santa Ana PAU Engine 8 [45]
14 Silverado Engine 14 Patrol 14 [45]
15 Silverado PAU Engine 15 Engine 315 [45]
21 Tustin PM Engine 21

reserve engine 121

Battalion 3

Utility 3

[45]
23 Orange PM Engine 23 [45]
27 Irvine Engine 27 Engine 327 [45]
37 Tustin PAU Engine 37 [45]
43 Tustin PM Truck 43 [45]
55 Irvine PAU Engine 55 Engine 355 [45]

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.[46]

Battalion 4
City Engine Truck EMS Wildland Other
19 Lake Forest PM Engine 19 [47]
22 Laguna Woods PM Engine 22 & PM Engine 222 Truck 22 Battalion 4 [47]
38 Irvine Engine 38 Medic 38 [47]
39 Laguna Niguel PAU Engine 39 Engine 339 [47]
51 Irvine PM Engine 51 [47]
57 Aliso Viejo PAU Engine 57 Medic 57 Division 5 [47]

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.[28]

Battalion 9
City Engine Truck EMS Wildland Other
70 Santa Ana PAU Engine 70 Engine 370 Light & Air [48]
71 Santa Ana PM Engine 71 PM Truck 71 [48]
72 Santa Ana PM Engine 72 [48]
73 Santa Ana PM Engine 73 [48]
74 Santa Ana PM Engine 74 battalion 9 [48]
75 Santa Ana PM Engine 75 PM Truck 75 [48]
76 Santa Ana PAU Truck 76 [48]
77 Santa Ana PAU Engine 77 Medic 77 [48]
78 Santa Ana PAU Engine 78 Medic 78 [48]
79 Santa Ana PAU Engine 79 Hazmat 79 [48]

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. ^ "Fire Station #2". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Fire Station #25". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Fire Station #44". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Fire Station #48". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Fire Station #64". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Fire Station #65". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Fire Station #66". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  13. ^ "Fire Station #13". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Fire Station #17". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "Fire Station #41". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "Fire Station #46". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  17. ^ "Fire Station #61". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  18. ^ "Fire Station #62". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  19. ^ "Fire Station #63". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  20. ^ "Operations Division II". OCFA. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  21. ^ a b "Fire Station #6". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  22. ^ "Fire Station #20". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  23. ^ "Fire Station #26". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  24. ^ "Fire Station #28". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  25. ^ "Fire Station #33". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  26. ^ "Fire Station #36". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  27. ^ "Fire Station #47". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  28. ^ a b "Operations Division III". OCFA. Retrieved 14 January 2015.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Div_3" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  29. ^ "Fire Station #5". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  30. ^ "Fire Station #7". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  31. ^ "Fire Station #9". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  32. ^ a b "Fire Station #29". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  33. ^ "Fire Station #49". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  34. ^ "Fire Station #50". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  35. ^ "Fire Station #59". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  36. ^ "Fire Station #60". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  37. ^ "Fire Station #16". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  38. ^ a b "Fire Station #24". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  39. ^ "Fire Station #31". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  40. ^ "Fire Station #40". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  41. ^ "Fire Station #42". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  42. ^ "Fire Station #45". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  43. ^ "Fire Station #54". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  44. ^ "Fire Station #58". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  45. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Division #4". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  46. ^ "Operations Division V". OCFA. Retrieved 14 January 2015. 
  47. ^ a b c d e f "Division #5". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  48. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Division #6". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 

Coordinates: 33°44′50″N 117°46′00″W / 33.74720°N 117.76666°W / 33.74720; -117.76666