Orange County Fire Authority

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]

Orange County Fire Authority
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
Light and air3
Website
Official website
IAFF website

History

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

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 IVI. [5]


Division 1

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 NumberCityEngine CompanyTruck CompanyEMS UnitsOther Units
2 Los AlamitosPM Engine 2[8]
25 Midway CityPM Engine 25[9]
44 Seal BeachPM Engine 44[10]
48 Seal BeachPM Engine 48Patrol 48[11]
64 WestminsterPM Engine 64Care Ambulance 64Battalion 1Division 1[12]
65 WestminsterPM Engine 65[13]
66 WestminsterPM Engine 66Care Ambulance 66[14]
Battalion 11
Fire Station NumberCityParamedic EngineTruck CompanyEMS UnitsOther Units
80 Garden GrovePM Engine 80Ambulance 80

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81 Garden GrovePM Truck 81Ambulance 81Battalion 11[16]
82 Garden GrovePM Engine 82Ambulance 82

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83 Garden GrovePM Engine 83Ambulance 83

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84 Garden GrovePM Engine 84Ambulance 84

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85 Garden GrovePM Truck 85Ambulance 85

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86 Garden GrovePM Engine 86Ambulance 86

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Division 2

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 NumberCityEngine Company or Crash UnitsTruck CompanyWildland UnitOther Units
4 IrvinePM Engine 4PM Truck 4Water Tender 4[23]
6 IrvinePM Engine 6Division 2, Heavy Rescue 6, Investigator 6, Swift Water 6, USAR Support 6[23]
28 IrvinePM Engine 28PM Truck 28[24]
33 John Wayne AirportCrash Units 1, 2, 3, and 4Crane 33, Foam Trailer 33, Utility 33[25]
36 IrvinePM Engine 36Battalion 5, Foam 36[26]
47 IrvinePM Engine 47Engine 347Dozer 1[27]
Battalion 10
Fire Station NumberCityEngine CompanyTruck CompanyWildland UnitsOther Units
20 IrvinePM Engine 20Truck 20Battalion 10, HazMat 20, HazMat 220[28]
26 IrvinePM Engine 26Patrol 26[29]
27 IrvinePM Engine 27Engine 327[30]
38 IrvinePM Engine 38M138 (Special Events)[31]
51 IrvinePM Engine 51Mass Casualty 51[32]
55 IrvinePM Engine 55Engine 355Investigator 55[30]

Division 3

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 CityEngine or Paramedic Engine CompanyParamedic Truck CompanyEMS UnitsWildland or Patrol UnitOther Units
7 San Juan CapistranoEngine 7Medic 7Engine 307, Patrol 7Water Tender 7[34]
29 Dana PointPM Engine 29Battalion 6[35]
30 Dana PointPM Engine 30Engine 330Patrol 30, Air Utility 30[35]
50 San ClementePM Engine 50Care Ambulance 50Engine 350[36]
56 Rancho Mission ViejoPM Engine 56[37]
59 San ClementePM Truck 59[38]
60 San ClementePM Engine 60Care Ambulance 60[39]
Battalion 7
Fire Station Number CityParamedic or PAU Engine CompanyTruck CompanyEMS UnitsWildland UnitsOther Units
9 Mission ViejoPM Engine 9Truck 9Swift Water 9, USAR Support 9[40]
18 Trabuco CanyonPAU Engine 18Fire Crew 1, Reserve Crew 18, Engine 318Patrol 18, Superintendent 1[41]
24 Mission ViejoPM Engine 24Medic 924[41]
31 Mission ViejoPM Engine 31[42]
40 Coto de CazaPAU Engine 40[43]
45 Rancho Santa MargaritaEngine 45Truck 45Medic 45Engine 345Battalion 7[44]
58 Ladera RanchPM Engine 58Engine 358Division 3, US&R[45]

Division 4

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 CityParamedic, PAU or Reserve Engine CompanyTruck CompanyWildland Patrol or Engine UnitsOther
8 Santa AnaPM Engine 8[30]
14 SilveradoReserve Engine 14Patrol 14[30]
15 SilveradoPAU Engine 15Engine 315Patrol 15[30]
16 Modjeska CanyonReserve Engine 16Patrol 16Water Tender 16[46]
21 TustinPM Engine 21Patrol 21 [30]
23 OrangePM Engine 23[30]
37 TustinPM Engine 37[30]
43 TustinPM Truck 43Battalion 3[30]

Division 5

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 CityParamedic , PAU Or Reserve Engine CompanyTruck or Paramedic Truck CompanyEMS unitsWildland Patrol or Engine UnitsOther
5 Laguna NiguelPM Engine 5[48]
11 Emerald BayReserve Engine 11Patrol 11[49]
19 Lake ForestPM Engine 19[32]
22 Laguna WoodsPM Engine 22, PM Engine 222Truck 22Battalion 4[32]
39 Laguna NiguelPM Engine 39Engine 339[32]
42 Lake ForestPAU Engine 42[50]
49 Laguna NiguelPM Truck 49[51]
54 Lake ForestPM Engine 54USAR Task Force 5[52]
57 Aliso ViejoEngine 57Medic 57, Medic 257,Medic 957Patrol 57Division 5,[32]

Division 6

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 CityParamedic Engine CompanyParamedic Truck CompanyWildland engineOther Units
70 Santa AnaPM Engine 70Engine 370Service Support 2[53]
71 Santa AnaPM Engine 71PM Truck 71[53]
72 Santa AnaPM Engine 72[53]
73 Santa AnaPM Engine 73[53]
74 Santa AnaPM Engine 74Battalion 9, Division 6 [53]
75 Santa AnaPM Engine 75PM Truck 75[53]
76 Santa AnaPM Truck 76[53]
77 Santa AnaPM Engine 77[53]
78 Santa AnaPM Engine 78[53]
79 Santa AnaPM Engine 79Hazmat 79[53]

Division 7

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 CityEngine, Paramedic or PAU Engine CompanyTruck CompanyEMS UnitOther Units
13 La PalmaPM Engine 13[54]
17 CypressPM Engine 17Truck 17[55]
41 FullertonHelicopters 1, 2, 3, 4, Helitender 41, 241, Water Tender 41, Heli Support 41[56]
46 StantonPAU Engine 46Medic 46[57]
61 Buena ParkPM Engine 61Truck 61USAR Support 61, Swift Water 61, Battalion 8, Division 7[58]
62 Buena ParkPM Engine 62[59]
63 Buena ParkPM Engine 63[60]

See also

References

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  2. "About OCFA". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 14, 2015.
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  7. https://ggcity.org/sites/default/files/City_Council_April_9_2019_OCFA_Contract_Consideration.pdf
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  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
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  31. "Division #5". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
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  42. "Fire Station #40". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  43. "Fire Station #45". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  44. "Fire Station #58". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  45. "Fire Station #16". Orange County Fire Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
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