Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) (California)

Last Updated: July 25, 2021, 1:20 pm

Nationwide interoperability channels are listed here: US > Interoperability.(*)

Nationwide public safety channels are listed here: US > Public Safety.

*The 2016 California Interoperability Field Operations Guide (Cal-IFOG) provides recommended tone protection on the nationwide interoperability frequencies which may differ from those listed in the above link. Cal-IFOG

VTAC17/17D is permitted only in the counties of Alpine, Inyo, Lassen, Mono, Plumas, and Sierra.

The descriptions below are courtesy of the Cal-IFOG.


State Radio Systems

California Emergency Services Radio System (CESRS)

CESRS is the network Cal OES uses for direction and control/mutual aid coordination. It connects Cal OES Regions, field staff, and many Operational Area Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) via two-way radios. CESRS is also used in direct mode (CESRSD) as the "travel channel" for CAL FIRE strike teams travelling to and from mutual aid incidents.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
153.75500KG3310 RM 192.8 PL CESRS Emergency Management (Repeaters) FMN Interop
153.75500KG3310 BM CSQ CESRSD Emergency Management (Direct) FMN Interop
California Law Enforcement Radio System (CLERS)

CLERS is the law enforcement community’s mutual aid coordination radio network. It supports dispatcher-to-dispatcher communications at any level (City to Operational Area to Region to State) and is not intended to be used by field units.

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
158.79000KYD956 RM 110.9 PL CLERS 1 Santiago Peak FMN Interop
158.79000KYD954 RM 131.8 PL CLERS 1 Cactus City FMN Interop
155.07000KMH624 RM 110.9 PL CLERS 2 Wolf Mountain FMN Interop
155.07000WNNF220 RM 110.9 PL CLERS 2 Blue Ridge FMN Interop
154.71000KYD955 RM 110.9 PL CLERS 3 Brockway Summit FMN Interop
154.71000KYE982 RM 123.0 PL CLERS 3 Mt Diablo FMN Interop
154.71000WNJP926 RM 131.8 PL CLERS 3 Joaquin Ridge FMN Interop
155.91000WNDC546 RM 131.8 PL CLERS 4 Government Peak FMN Interop
155.70000KWE697 RM 110.9 PL CLERS 5 Shaffer Mountain FMN Interop
155.70000KYD957 RM 110.9 PL CLERS 5 Horse Mountain FMN Interop
155.70000WQY334 RM 123.0 PL CLERS 5 Mt Hamaker, Oregon FMN Interop
155.70000KCW711 RM 131.8 PL CLERS 5 Antelope Peak FMN Interop
155.70000KWE698 RM 136.5 PL CLERS 5 Likely Mountain FMN Interop
155.70000KWE696 RM 146.2 PL CLERS 5 Hoadley Peak FMN Interop
453.67500KYD964 RM 110.9 PL CLERS 6 Cuyamaca Peak FMN Interop
453.67500KYD967 RM 123.0 PL CLERS 6 Mt Lowe FMN Interop
453.67500KIB530 RM 131.8 PL CLERS 6 Red Mountain FMN Interop
453.67500KYD962 RM 136.5 PL CLERS 6 Mt Bullion FMN Interop
453.87500KYD966 RM 110.9 PL CLERS 7 Bloomer Hill FMN Interop
453.87500KYD961 RM 123.0 PL CLERS 7 Fremont Peak FMN Interop
453.87500KYD965 RM 131.8 PL CLERS 7 Mt Tamalpais FMN Interop
453.87500KYD963 RM 136.5 PL CLERS 7 Telegraph Hill FMN Interop
453.82500WQCT676 RM 131.8 PL CLERS 8 Laughlin Ridge FMN Interop
Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid Coordination Network

The Cal OES Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid Coordination Network is known as "FIRE Net." It was formerly known as the Office of Emergency Services (OES) FIRE. FIRE Net is a dedicated radio network to support the Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System. Cal OES FIRE Net supports the 65 Fire Operational Areas and the 6 Mutual Aid Regions as well as all Cal OES fire engines and support vehicles. For sustained operations authorization, permission must be obtained from the Fire and Rescue Duty Officer at the California State Warning Center (CSWC).

FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.16000KC5112 BM OES FIRE 1 Fire 1 (Direct) FMN Interop
154.16000KMG412 RM OES FIRE 1A Fire 1A (Repeater) FMN Interop
154.16000KMG412 RM OES FIRE 1B Fire 1B (Repeater) FMN Interop
154.22000KC5112 BM OES FIRE 2 Fire 2 (Direct) FMN Interop
154.22000KMG412 RM OES FIRE 2A Fire 2A (Repeater) FMN Interop
154.22000KMG412 RM OES FIRE 2B Fire 2B (Repeater) FMN Interop

Mutual Aid Channels

VHF High
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
154.92000KK3942 BM 156.7 PL CALAW1 Law Enforcement FMN Interop
154.93500KK3942 M 156.7 PL CALAW2 Law Enforcement (portable use only) FMN Interop
156.07500KB82490 M 156.7 PL CALCORD California On-Scene Emergency Coordination System (simplex on-scene multi-agency interop) FMN Interop
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
460.02500KK3942 RM CSQ CALAW4 Law Enforcement (Repeated) FMN Interop
460.02500KK3942 BM 156.7 PL CALAW4D Law Enforcement (Direct) FMN Interop
460.02500 RM 136.5 PL CALAW4 AV CAL-OES LAW UHF INTEROP 4 Antelope Valley FMN Interop
460.02500WYU982 RM 192.8 PL CALAW4 LA CAL-OES LAW UHF INTEROP 4 Los Angeles Metro FMN Interop
460.02500KBV892 RM 156.7 PL CALAW4 OC CAL-OES LAW UHF INTEROP 4 Orange County FMN Interop
460.02500KMD602 RM 127.3 PL CALAW4LACHP CAL-OES LAW UHF INTEROP 4 Los Angeles CHP FMN Interop
484.23750WIJ645 BM 156.7 PL CALAW5D Law Enforcement (Direct) (Los Angeles County Only) FMN Interop
487.23750WIJ645 BM 156.7 PL FDUMA Fire Department UHF Mutual Aid (Los Angeles County Only) FMN Interop
484.21250WIJ645 RM 167.9 PL SCMA C-W Small Cities Mutual Aid C, D, E, N, and W (Los Angeles County Only) FMN Interop
800 MHz
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
853.51250WPAT870 RM CSQ CALAW8 Law Enforcement FM Interop
853.51250WPAT870 BM 156.7 PL CALAW8D Law Enforcement Direct FM Interop
851.20000WPAT870 RM CSQ CALAW9 Law Enforcement FM Interop
851.20000WPAT870 BM 156.7 PL CALAW9D Law Enforcement Direct FM Interop
853.98750WPAT870 RM CSQ CAFIRE1 Fire FM Interop
853.98750WPAT870 BM 156.7 PL CAFIRE1D Fire Direct FM Interop
851.91250WPAT870 RM CSQ CAFIRE2 Fire FM Interop
851.91250WPAT870 BM 156.7 PL CAFIRE2D Fire Direct FM Interop

Public Safety Communications Division (PSCD)

Radio Techs
FrequencyLicenseTypeToneAlpha TagDescriptionModeTag
42.98000 M 146.2 PL PSCD Area40 Radio Techs Travel/Talk-Around - Area 40 Techs FM Public Works
151.62500 M 100.0 PL PSCD Techs Radio Techs Travel/Talk-Around FMN Public Works