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Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)


CAL FIRE is the state fire department for California.  CAL FIRE is an all-risk fire and forestry management department with responsibility for fire protection and forestry management in California's State Responsibility Area (SRA) (those areas outside cities, county districts, and federal jurisdictions, defined by the California State Board of Forestry), currently comprising over 31 million acres of privately-owned forest and California's watershed lands.  Each Unit in the department is relatively stand-alone, with its own dispatch center and local area frequencies; however, in large incidents the state mutual aid plan engages to allow all units to seamlessly move resources throughout the state and to other states. 

In addition to its state responsiblities, CAL FIRE also serves as the primary fire/EMS provider for cities, counties, and districts in 36 of the state's 58 counties through cooperative fire protection agreements (contracts).  In this capacity, CAL FIRE is a true all-risk provider, utilizing all types of resources, including paramedic engines and ambulances, trucks, haz-mat units, and heavy rescue teams, just to name a few.

Each Unit in the state has its own Emergency Command Center (ECC), and at least one Local Net (L) for primary radio communications.  Several units also have command or response nets that carry the majority of the radio traffic.

State Command Nets (Command 1-10) are NOT dispatch nets.  However, the frequencies are duplicated as Local Nets throughout the state, and may carry dispatch traffic from other units.  For that reason, all Local Nets have CT protection on the output frequency of the repeater (the CT noted in the table).  Using this CT tone will limit the bleed-over from adjoining Local or Command Nets.

See individual county pages for additional information in those areas where CAL FIRE maintains contract fire protection. 

For Station and Pager toneout information see the Wiki button at the upper right of this text box.


Input Frequencies:
 
    
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Northern Region
AEU 2700 - Camino ECC

Amador-El Dorado Unit

TacNet's: 2, 8, 9

AirTac: 4

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.19000  KMM511  RM 146.2 PL CDF AEU LCL Fire Dispatch  FMN  Fire Dispatch 
153.93500    RM 123.0 PL AMA CO CMD Amador Command/Response  FMN  Fire Dispatch 
155.90250    RM 186.2 PL ELD CO CMD El Dorado Command/Response  FMN  Fire Dispatch 
168.20000    M ENF Tac 2 USFS Amador Tac  FMN  Fire-Tac 
166.55000    M ENF Tac 4 USFS Georgetown Tac  FMN  Fire-Tac 
167.11250    M ENF Tac 5 USFS Pacific Tac  FMN  Fire-Tac 
168.23750    M ENF Tac 6 USFS Placerville Tac  FMN  Fire-Tac 

BTU 2100 - Oroville ECC

Butte Unit

TacNet's: 5, 9, 11, 12

AirTac: 5

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.40000  KVZ21  RM 110.9 PL CDF BTU LCL Fire Dispatch  FMN  Fire Dispatch 
154.41500  WPDY741  RM 123.0 PL BUT CO SUPP Butte Co Fire Support Net  FMN  Fire-Talk 

CZU 1700 - Felton ECC

San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit

TacNet's: 3, 4, 6

AirTac: 5

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.37000  KMB216  RM 167.9 PL CDF CZU LCL Fire Dispatch  FMN  Fire Dispatch 

HUU 1200 - Fortuna ECC

Humboldt-Del Norte Unit

TacNet's: 3, 7, 10

AirTac: 6

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.25000    RM 110.9 PL CDF HUU LCL Fire Dispatch  FMN  Fire Dispatch 

LMU 2200 - Susanville ECC

Lassen-Modoc Unit

TacNet's: 1, 3, 10

AirTac: 4

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.25000    RM CSQ CDF LMU LCL Fire Dispatch  FMN  Fire Dispatch 

LNU 1400 - St. Helena ECC

Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

TacNet's: 2, 4, 5, 6, 10

AirTac: 6

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.34000    RM 136.5 PL CDF LNU East Fire Dispatch - Lake/Napa (also western Colusa, Yolo, Solano)  FMN  Fire Dispatch 
151.46000    RM 136.5 PL CDF LNU West Fire Dispatch - Sonoma Co  FMN  Fire Dispatch 

MEU 1100 - Howard Forest ECC

Mendocino Unit

TacNet's: 2, 3, 4, 6, 11

AirTac: 22

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.38500    RM 110.9 PL CDF MEU LCL Fire Dispatch  FMN  Fire Dispatch 

MRN 1500 - Woodacre ECC

Marin County

AirTac: 6

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.04000    RM 146.2 PL MRN CO MA Marin Co Fire Mutual Aid  FMN  Fire-Talk 

NEU 2300 - Grass Valley ECC

Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit

TacNet's: 2, 5, 9

AirTac: 4

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
154.13000  WPMF290  RM 131.8 PL CDF NEU East Fire Dispatch East - Truckee/N. Tahoe  FMN  Fire Dispatch 
151.32500  KXZ36  RM 131.8 PL CDF NEU West Fire Dispatch West - Western Nevada/Placer/Yuba Co's  FMN  Fire Dispatch 

SCU 1600 - Morgan Hill ECC

Santa Clara Unit

TacNet's: 2, 6, 9, 10

AirTac: 5

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.44500  KMB222  RM 156.7 PL CDF SCU LCL Fire Dispatch  FMN  Fire Dispatch 
151.12250    RM 156.7 PL CDF SC CMD Santa Clara Command  FMN  Fire-Tac 

SHU 2400 - Redding ECC

Shasta-Trinity Unit

TacNet's: 1, 9, 11, 12

AirTac: 23

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.16000    RM 136.5 PL CDF SHU LCL Fire Dispatch  FMN  Fire Dispatch 
154.43000    RM 136.5 PL SHA CO CMD Shasta Co Command  FMN  Fire-Talk 

SKU 2600 - Yreka ECC

Siskiyou Unit

TacNet's: 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

AirTac: 5

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.32500    RM 156.7 PL CDF SKU LCL Fire Dispatch  FMN  Fire Dispatch 

TGU 2500 - Red Bluff ECC

Tehama-Glenn Unit

TacNet's: 1, 3, 4, 11, 12

AirTac: 23

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.37000    RM 146.2 PL CDF TGU LCL Fire Dispatch  FMN  Fire Dispatch 


Southern Region
BDU 3500 - San Bernardino ECC

San Bernardino Unit

TacNet's: 5, 8

AirTac: 5

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.44500  KMA991  RM 146.2 PL CDF BDU 1 Fire Dispatch West - Valley/Mountain  FMN  Fire Dispatch 
151.32500  KNFA374  RM 146.2 PL CDF BDU 2 Fire Dispatch East - Desert  FMN  Fire Dispatch 
151.25000  WNDV385  RM 146.2 PL CDF BDU 3 Fire Dispatch - Owens Valley  FMN  Fire Dispatch 
151.17500  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF BDU Tac3 Fire Tac - Owens Valley  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.25000  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF BDU Tac5 Fire Tac - Valley Primary/Desert Secondary  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.37000  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF BDU Tac8 Fire Tac - Desert Primary  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.47500  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF BDUTac13 Fire Tac - Crest Forest Primary  FMN  Fire-Tac 
154.32500    M BDC Red Highland/Yucaipa RIC Tactical  FM  Fire-Tac 

BEU 4600 - Monterey ECC

San Benito-Monterey Unit

TacNet's: 3, 4, 7, 12

AirTac: 5

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.25000    RM 156.7 PL CDF BEU LCL Fire Dispatch  FMN  Fire Dispatch 

FKU 4300 - Fresno ECC

Fresno-Kings Unit

TacNet's: 6, 7, 8

AirTac: 6

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.38500    RM 131.8 PL CDF FKU 1 Fire Dispatch 1  FMN  Fire Dispatch 
151.16000    RM 131.8 PL CDF FKU 2 Fire Dispatch 2  FMN  Fire Dispatch 
154.44500    RM 131.8 PL FRS CO FD Fresno Co Fire Dispatch  FMN  Fire Dispatch 

MMU 4200 - Mariposa ECC

Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit

TacNet's: 6, 7, 8

AirTac: 6

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.46000  WNBW629  RM 123.0 PL CDF MMU LCL Fire Dispatch  FMN  Fire Dispatch 
153.18500    RM 123.0 PL CDF MAD CMD Madera Command  FMN  Fire-Tac 

MVU 3300 - Monte Vista ECC

San Diego Unit

TacNet's: 5, 8

AirTac's: 4, 22

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.19000    RM 131.8 PL CDF MVU LCL Fire Dispatch  FMN  Fire Dispatch 

RRU 3100 - Perris ECC

Riverside Unit

TacNet's: 2, 10

AirTac: 6

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.38500    RM 110.9 PL CDF RRU 1 W Fire Dispatch West  FMN  Fire Dispatch 
151.17500    RM 110.9 PL CDF RRU 2 Fire Dispatch 2  FMN  Fire-Talk 
151.13000    RM CSQ CDF RRU 3 E Fire Dispatch East  FMN  Fire Dispatch 

SLU 3400 - San Luis Obispo ECC

San Luis Obispo Unit

TacNet's: 2, 3, 7, 8

AirTac: 4

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.32500    RM 136.5 PL CDF SLU LCL Fire Dispatch  FMN  Fire Dispatch 
154.38500    RM 82.5 PL CDFSLO CO FD San Luis Obispo Co Fire Dispatch  FMN  Fire Dispatch 

TCU 4400 - San Andreas ECC

Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit

TacNet's: 3, 8

AirTac: 23

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.17500    RM 136.5 PL CDF TCU LCL Fire Dispatch  FMN  Fire Dispatch 
151.66250    RM 136.5 PL CDF CAL CMD Calaveras Command  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.13000  WQIE574  RM 136.5 PL CDF TUO CMD Tuolumne Command  FMN  Fire-Talk 

TUU 4100 - Visalia ECC

Tulare Unit

TacNet's: 3, 8

AirTac: 23

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.19000    RM 110.9 PL CDF TUU LCL Fire Dispatch  FMN  Fire Dispatch 


Commands/Tacs/Air Tacs
Statewide Commands

Used for large incident command functions, most often when the local radio nets are at max capacity and/or additional repeater-based radio nets are required.  Authorization from North or South Ops (Regional Operations Centers) to use a state command net is required . 

These frequencies are also used throughout the state as Local Nets.  All Local nets and Command Nets (with only one or two exceptions) are receiver tone-protected to avoid interference.

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.35500    RM 103.5 PL CDF Cmd 1 Fire Command 1  FMN  Fire-Talk 
151.26500    RM 103.5 PL CDF Cmd 2 Fire Command 2  FMN  Fire-Talk 
151.34000    RM 103.5 PL CDF Cmd 3 Fire Command 3  FMN  Fire-Talk 
151.40000    RM 103.5 PL CDF Cmd 4 Fire Command 4  FMN  Fire-Talk 
151.31750  KFN614  RM 103.5 PL CDF Cmd 5 Fire Command 5  FMN  Fire-Talk 
151.25000    RM 103.5 PL CDF Cmd 6 Fire Command 6  FMN  Fire-Talk 
151.46000    RM 103.5 PL CDF Cmd 7 Fire Command 7  FMN  Fire-Talk 
151.44500    RM 103.5 PL CDF Cmd 8 Fire Command 8  FMN  Fire-Talk 
151.17500    RM 103.5 PL CDF Cmd 9 Fire Command 9  FMN  Fire-Talk 
151.19000    RM 103.5 PL CDF Cmd 10 Fire Command 10  FMN  Fire-Talk 

Statewide Tacticals

Each unit is assigned from 1-5 tactical nets to be used on a daily basis at their discretion.  Additional tac-nets can be assigned from North or South Ops.  Tac-nets share frequencies with Local and Command nets; therefore, strict coordination is required to avoid compromising scene safety. 

Additional local tac-nets or state/federal tac-nets from the mutual aid plan may be used in addition to these 25 frequencies.

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.14500  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 1 Fire Tac 1  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.16000  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 2 Fire Tac 2  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.17500  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 3 Fire Tac 3  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.19000  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 4 Fire Tac 4  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.25000  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 5 Fire Tac 5  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.32500  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 6 Fire Tac 6  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.34000  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 7 Fire Tac 7  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.37000  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 8 Fire Tac 8  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.38500  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 9 Fire Tac 9  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.40000  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 10 Fire Tac 10  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.44500  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 11 Fire Tac 11  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.46000  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 12 Fire Tac 12  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.47500  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 13 Fire Tac 13  FMN  Fire-Tac 
159.22500  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 14 Fire Tac 14  FMN  Fire-Tac 
159.27000  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 15 Fire Tac 15  FMN  Fire-Tac 
159.28500  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 16 Fire Tac 16  FMN  Fire-Tac 
159.31500  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 17 Fire Tac 17  FMN  Fire-Tac 
159.34500  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 18 Fire Tac 18  FMN  Fire-Tac 
159.36000  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 19 Fire Tac 19  FMN  Fire-Tac 
159.37500  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 20 Fire Tac 20  FMN  Fire-Tac 
159.39000  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 21 Fire Tac 21  FMN  Fire-Tac 
159.40500  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 22 Fire Tac 22  FMN  Fire-Tac 
159.45000  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 23 Fire Tac 23  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.31750  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 24 Fire Tac 24  FMN  Fire-Tac 
159.35250  KA3134  M 192.8 PL CDF Tac 25 Fire Tac 25  FMN  Fire-Tac 

Statewide Air Plan

CDF has capability to use USFS, NIFC and BLM AirTacs

Frequency  License  Type  Tone  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
151.22000    M CDF A/G CDF Air to Ground (No CTCSS per new policy)  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.28000  KA3134  M CSQ CDF AirTac4 Air Tac 4 (A/A ONLY)  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.29500  KA3134  M CSQ CDF AirTac5 Air Tac 5 (A/A ONLY)  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.31000  KA3134  M CSQ CDF AirTac6 Air Tac 6 (A/A ONLY)  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.27250  KA3134  M CSQ CDF AirTac21 Air Tac 21 (A/A - A/G)  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.28750  KA3134  M CSQ CDF AirTac22 Air Tac 22 (A/A ONLY)  FMN  Fire-Tac 
151.30250  KA3134  M CSQ CDF AirTac23 Air Tac 23 (A/A ONLY)  FMN  Fire-Tac 
168.62500    M CSQ CDF GUARD AIR GUARD - Emergency Use Only  FMN  Fire-Tac 
123.97500    M CSQ CDF B Victor Air Tanker Base-to-Aircraft  AM  Fire-Tac 
118.95000    BM CSQ CDF AAB N1 Rohnerville and Redding Air Attack Bases  AM  Fire-Tac 
122.57500    BM CSQ CDF AAB N2 Sonoma Air Attack Base  AM  Fire-Tac 
124.77500    BM CSQ CDF AAB N3 Chico Air Attack Base  AM  Fire-Tac 
127.32500    BM CSQ CDF AAB N4 Ukiah and Grass Valley Air Attack Bases  AM  Fire-Tac 
128.25000    BM CSQ CDF AAB N5 Chester and Siskiyou Air Attack Bases  AM  Fire-Tac 
128.47500    BM CSQ CDF AAB S4 Fresno Air Attack Base  AM  Fire-Tac 
133.42500    BM CSQ CDF AAB S3 San Bernardino Air Attack Base  AM  Fire-Tac 
135.57500    BM CSQ CDF AAB S2 Hemet, Santa Maria, Columbia, and Paso Robles Air Attack Bases  AM  Fire-Tac 
135.97500    BM CSQ CDF AAB S1 Ramona, Fox, Hollister, and Porterville Air Attack Bases  AM  Fire-Tac 


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