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Fire ^ Wildfire - Anaheim, Calif. , Nov. 20, 2008 -- Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO), Mark Neveau, speaks to insurance representatives at the Orange County Local Assistance Center.  The Local Assistance Center is a "one stop shop" where disaster victims can visit to obtain information regarding disaster assistance.

Fire ^ Wildfire - Anaheim, Calif. , Nov. 20, 2008 -- Federal Coordinat...

The original database describes this as: Title: FCO Visits Local Assistance Center in California Production Date: 11/20/2008 Caption: Anaheim, Calif. , Nov. 20, 2008 -- Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO), Ma... More

Members of Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1, work together with members of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to construct fire breaks for the California wildfires in the area.

Members of Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1, work together wi...

LAKE MORENO, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2007) Members of Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1, work together with members of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to construct fire breaks for the... More

Members of Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, assist the firefighting efforts as part of a federal support package used to assist federal, state and local agencies responding to the California wildfires.

Members of Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, stationed at Marine Corps...

PAUMA VALLEY, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2007) Members of Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, assist the firefighting efforts as part of a federal support package used to assi... More

Members of Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, assist the firefighting efforts as part of a federal support package used to assist federal, state and local agencies responding to the California wildfires.

Members of Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, stationed at Marine Corps...

PAUMA VALLEY, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2007) Members of Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, assist the firefighting efforts as part of a federal support package used to assi... More

Members of Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, assist the firefighting efforts as part of a federal support package used to assist federal, state and local agencies responding to the California wildfires.

Members of Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, stationed at Marine Corps...

PAUMA VALLEY, Calif. (Oct. 28, 2007) Members of Marine Wing Support Squadron 373, stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, assist the firefighting efforts as part of a federal support package used to assi... More

Big Sur, CA, July 2, 2008, FEMA Administrator Paulison addresses the California wildfires at a press briefing with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. FEMA and The Office of The Governor held a joint press conference with their partners. FEMA/Adam DuBrowa

Big Sur, CA, July 2, 2008, FEMA Administrator Paulison addresses the C...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

Monterey, CA, July 2, 2008 -- FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison, Regional Administrator Nancy Ward, and Division Director Bob Fenton discuss the talking points before a tour, and press conference regarding the California Wildfires.The fires have prompted mandatory evacuations to a seventeen mile stretch along the California coast. FEMA/Adam DuBrowa

Monterey, CA, July 2, 2008 -- FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison, Re...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

Big Sur, CA, July 2, 2008, FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison and Congressman Sam Farr(D) discuss the California wildfires that are burning in his district. Congressman Farr points to the areas of concern before a tour to the affected areas. FEMA/Adam DuBrowa

Big Sur, CA, July 2, 2008, FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison and Co...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

Sacramento, CA, July 13, 2008 -- The aerial assets of the Canadian Forest Service Air tanker Operations from British Columbia did not perform aerial firefighting missions today due limited visibility over the fires. USNORTHCOM continues to closely monitor the California wildfires to anticipate additional requests for Department of Defense assistance to local, federal, and state civil authorities and will launch as many missions as officials require to battle the wildfires.  Adam DuBrowa/FEMA

Sacramento, CA, July 13, 2008 -- The aerial assets of the Canadian For...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

Sacramento, CA, July 14, 2008 -- Cal Fire operates the DC 10 aircraft that has been activated to provide unique capabilities and is part of a unified military support effort of U.S. Northern Command to provide assistance to the U.S. Forest Service, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and the National Inter agency Fire Center. USNORTHCOM continues to closely monitor the California wildfires to anticipate additional requests for Cal Fire aerial assistance to local, federal, and state civil authorities and will launch as many missions as officials require to battle the wildfires. Adam DuBrowa/FEMA

Sacramento, CA, July 14, 2008 -- Cal Fire operates the DC 10 aircraft ...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

President George W. Bush Briefs on the California Wildfires

President George W. Bush Briefs on the California Wildfires

Original Caption: President George W. Bush, joined by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, second from right, is briefed by U.S. Forest Service Regional Forester Randy Moore, right, Thursday, July 17, 200... More

Big Sur, CA, July 23, 2008 -- Members of a Preliminary Damage Assessment Team verify damage to a home burned by the recent California wildfires.  A PDA team verifies damage caused by a disaster.  The data will be used in a request from a governor for a disaster declaration. FEMA/Casey Deshong

Big Sur, CA, July 23, 2008 -- Members of a Preliminary Damage Assessme...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Wildfires] Big Sur, CA, July 23, 2008 -- A home owner discusses the damage her home sustained as a result of the California wildfires with a member of the U.S. Small Business Administration.  A Preliminary Damage Assessment team visited residences in California to verify damage caused by the wildfires.  A PDA team verifies damage caused by a disaster.  The data will be used in a request from a governor for a disaster declaration. FEMA/Casey Deshong

[Wildfires] Big Sur, CA, July 23, 2008 -- A home owner discusses the d...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

[Wildfires] Big Sur, CA, July 23, 2008 -- Members of the Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment team exchange data regarding a home that was destroyed by the California wildfires.  A PDA team verifies damage caused by a disaster.  The data will be used in a request from a governor for a disaster declaration. FEMA/Casey Deshong

[Wildfires] Big Sur, CA, July 23, 2008 -- Members of the Joint Prelimi...

Photographs Relating to Disasters and Emergency Management Programs, Activities, and Officials

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations Specialists, Veronica Verde and Evan Neuschwander, speak to several residents impacted by the recent wildfires in Southern California.  FEMA's Community Relations specialists visit communities after disasters and provide information to victims regarding disaster assistance.

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- FEMA Community...

The original database describes this as: Title: Community Relations Assist Wildfire Victims in California Production Date: 11/20/2008 Caption: Sylmar, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations S... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Chino, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- State Coordinating Officer, Tom Maruyama, and Federal Coordinating Officer, Mark Neveau, discuss tactics while visiting the Prado Staging Area.  The wild land fire fighting apparatus are staged at the Prado Staging Area will be used to fight wild land fires in Southern California.  FEMA can provide funds through the Fire Management Assistance Grant Program to reimburse States for the costs of fighting wild land fires.

Fire ^ Wildfire - Chino, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- State Coordinat...

The original database describes this as: Title: FCO and SCO At Staging Area in Callifornia Production Date: 11/20/2008 Caption: Chino, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- State Coordinating Officer, Tom Maruyama, ... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Chino, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- These wild land fire fighting apparatus are staged at the Prado Staging Area.  They will be used to fight wild land fires in Southern California.  FEMA can provide funds through the Fire Management Assistance Grant Program to reimburse States for the costs of fighting wild land fires.

Fire ^ Wildfire - Chino, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- These wild land...

The original database describes this as: Title: Wildfire Aparatus Staging Area in California Production Date: 11/20/2008 Caption: Chino, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- These wild land fire fighting apparatus ... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Yorba Linda, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- Federal Coordinating Officer, Mark Neveau, and local City officials look at damage caused by the recent wildfires in Southern California.  FEMA can provide assistance through its Public Assistance program to help communities pay for the costs of emergency protective measure incurred during the response to fighting the wildfires.

Fire ^ Wildfire - Yorba Linda, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- Federal C...

The original database describes this as: Title: FCO Observes Wildfire Damage in California Production Date: 11/20/2008 Caption: Yorba Linda, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- Federal Coordinating Officer, Mark N... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- Victims affected by the recent wildfires in Southern California receive information about disaster assistance at the Slymar Local Assistance Center.  A Local Assistance Center is a "one stop shop" where disaster victims can visit to obtain information regarding disaster assistance.

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- Victims affect...

The original database describes this as: Title: Sylmar Local Assistance Center in California Production Date: 11/20/2008 Caption: Sylmar, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- Victims affected by the recent wildfire... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Yorba Linda, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- Federal Coordinating Officer, Mark Neveau, and Operations Section Chief, Bill Roche, discuss funding eligibility in front of a mountain burned by the recent wildfires.  FEMA can provide assistance through its Public Assistance program to help communities pay for the costs of emergency protective measure incurred during the response to fighting the wildfires.

Fire ^ Wildfire - Yorba Linda, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- Federal C...

The original database describes this as: Title: FCO Discuss Eligibility in California Production Date: 11/20/2008 Caption: Yorba Linda, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- Federal Coordinating Officer, Mark Neveau... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Chino, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- These wild land fire fighting apparatus are staged at the Prado Staging Area.  They will be used to fight wild land fires in Southern California.  FEMA can provide funds through the Fire Management Assistance Grant Program to reimburse States for the costs of fighting wildland fires.

Fire ^ Wildfire - Chino, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- These wild land...

The original database describes this as: Title: Wildfire Aparatus Staging Area in California Production Date: 11/20/2008 Caption: Chino, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- These wild land fire fighting apparatus ... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- A volunteer at the Sylmar Local Assistance Center brightened everyone's day when she performed and impromptu version of "God Bless America. "  A Local Assistance Center is a "one stop shop" where disaster victims can visit to obtain information regarding disaster assistance.

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- A volunteer at...

The original database describes this as: Title: Volunteer Sings God Bless America in California Production Date: 11/20/2008 Caption: Sylmar, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- A volunteer at the Sylmar Local Assi... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations Specialists, Veronica Verde and Evan Neuschwander, speak to several residents impacted by the recent wildfires in Southern California.  FEMA's Community Relations specialists visit communities after disasters and provide information to victims regarding disaster assistance.

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- FEMA Community...

The original database describes this as: Title: Community Relations Assist Wildfire Victims in California Production Date: 11/20/2008 Caption: Sylmar, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations S... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Anaheim, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- Federal Coordinating Officer, Mark Neveau, and Operations Section Chief, Bill Roche,  discuss funding eligibility with David Livingston in front of an area burned by the recent wildfires.  FEMA can provide assitance through its Public Assistance program to help communities pay for the costs of emergency protective measure incurred during the response to fighting the wildfires.

Fire ^ Wildfire - Anaheim, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- Federal Coord...

The original database describes this as: Title: Wildfire Damage Observation in California Production Date: 11/20/2008 Caption: Anaheim, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- Federal Coordinating Officer, Mark Neveau... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Chino, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- This wild land fire fighting apparatus is staged at the Prado Staging Area.  It will be used to fight wild land fires in Southern California.  FEMA can provide funds through the Fire Management Assistance Grant Program to reimburse States for the costs of fighting wild land fires.

Fire ^ Wildfire - Chino, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- This wild land ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Wildfire Aparatus Staging Area in California Production Date: 11/20/2008 Caption: Chino, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- This wild land fire fighting apparatus i... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Chino, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- These wild land fire fighting apparatus are staged at the Prado Staging Area.  They will be used to fight wild land fires in Southern California.  FEMA can provide funds through the Fire Management Assistance Grant Program to reimburse States for the costs of fighting wild land fires.

Fire ^ Wildfire - Chino, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- These wild land...

The original database describes this as: Title: Wildfire Aparatus Staging Area in California Production Date: 11/20/2008 Caption: Chino, Calif. , November 20, 2008 -- These wild land fire fighting apparatus ... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Santa Barbara, Calif. , November 25, 2008 -- U. S. Rep Lois Capps, right, tours Santa Barbara Local Assistance Center/Mobile Disaster Recovery Center after "Tea" Fire. From left, Tom Maruyama, deputy state coordinating officer, Mark Neveau, federal coordinating officer, Sue Loftin, congressional affairs specialist. FEMA photo.

Fire ^ Wildfire - Santa Barbara, Calif. , November 25, 2008 -- U. S. R...

The original database describes this as: Title: Congresswoman Lois Capps Tours LAC/MDRC Production Date: 11/25/2008 Caption: Santa Barbara, Calif. , November 25, 2008 -- U. S. Rep Lois Capps, right, tours Sa... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , November 28, 2008 -- Homes in the background that did not sustain fire damage become uninhabitable due to the lack of utilities.  Every park resident is urged to register with FEMA.  FEMA/Michael Mancino

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , November 28, 2008 -- Homes in the b...

The original database describes this as: Title: Burned mobile home neighborhood in California Production Date: 11/28/2008 Caption: Sylmar, Calif. , November 28, 2008 -- Homes in the background that did not s... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , November 28, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations (CR) representative Sue Phillips discussing Individual Assistance (IA) with a resident of the Oakridge Mobile Home Park.  CR representatives go door to door to disseminate information about FEMA programs directly to the people affected by a disaster.  FEMA/Michael Mancino

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , November 28, 2008 -- FEMA Community...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA Community Relations worker speaks with a resident at in California Production Date: 11/28/2008 Caption: Sylmar, Calif. , November 28, 2008 -- FEMA Communi... More

Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , November 28, 2008 -- Devastation at the Oakridge Mobile Home Park where 500 homes were destroyed by the wildfires.  No lives were lost but it will be months before the rebuilding process can begin.  FEMA/Michael Mancino

Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , November 28, 2008 -- Devastation at the Oa...

The original database describes this as: Title: Oakridge Mobile Home Park Devastation in California Production Date: 11/28/2008 Caption: Sylmar, Calif. , November 28, 2008 -- Devastation at the Oakridge Mobi... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , November 28, 2008 -- Hundreds of homes and dozens of vehicles were destroyed at the Oakridge Mobile Home Park.  The fire struck in the early morning giving residence very little time to gather their belongings.  FEMA/Michael Mancino

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , November 28, 2008 -- Hundreds of ho...

The original database describes this as: Title: Burned car and neighborhood in California Production Date: 11/28/2008 Caption: Sylmar, Calif. , November 28, 2008 -- Hundreds of homes and dozens of vehicles w... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Santa Barbara, Calif. , November 29, 2008 -- FEMA Community Relations (CR) representative Beverly Winder discusses rental assistance with a resident who was not insured and lost everything during the wildfire.  CR representatives go through impacted neighborhoods disseminating information about FEMA programs directly to the people affected by a disaster.  FEMA/Michael Mancino

Fire ^ Wildfire - Santa Barbara, Calif. , November 29, 2008 -- FEMA Co...

The original database describes this as: Title: Community Relations worker talks with a resident in California Production Date: 11/29/2008 Caption: Santa Barbara, Calif. , November 29, 2008 -- FEMA Community... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sanata Barbara, Calif. , November 29, 2008 -- More then 200 hundred homes were destroyed during this rapidly moving wildfire.  No lives were lost and the cause of the fire was determined to originate from the remains of a day-old bonfire.  FEMA/Michael Mancino

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sanata Barbara, Calif. , November 29, 2008 -- More t...

The original database describes this as: Title: Burned area in California Production Date: 11/29/2008 Caption: Sanata Barbara, Calif. , November 29, 2008 -- More then 200 hundred homes were destroyed during ... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , December 6, 2008 -- Daniel Parrino (L) and George Johnson (R) volunteers from the Prospectors Club of Southern California search through debris on a home site at the Oakridge Mobile Home Park.  Volunteer agencies are an important part of the recovery process for those who were impacted by the wildfires.  FEMA/Michael Mancino

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , December 6, 2008 -- Daniel Parrino ...

The original database describes this as: Title: Voluteers search a burned home site for personal property in Sylmar Production Date: 12/06/2008 Caption: Sylmar, Calif. , December 6, 2008 -- Daniel Parrino (L... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylar, Calif. , December 6, 2008 -- Chuck Jackson, Field Public Information Officer (PIO) interviews Oakridge Mobile Home Park residents Jennie and Jose Ruvalcaba about the fire.  FEMA/Michael Mancino

Fire ^ Wildfire - Sylar, Calif. , December 6, 2008 -- Chuck Jackson, F...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA PIO speaks with residents in California Production Date: 12/06/2008 Caption: Sylar, Calif. , December 6, 2008 -- Chuck Jackson, Field Public Information O... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Yorba Linda, Calif. , December 12, 2008 -- This home in Hidden Hills is one of 180 homes that were destroyed in Orange County by the November wildfires.  More then 30,000 acres burned during these wildfires.  FEMA/Michael Mancino

Fire ^ Wildfire - Yorba Linda, Calif. , December 12, 2008 -- This home...

The original database describes this as: Title: Wildfires in Hidden Hills neighborhood. Production Date: 12/12/2008 Caption: Yorba Linda, Calif. , December 12, 2008 -- This home in Hidden Hills is one of 180... More

Fire ^ Wildfire - Yorba Linda, Calif. , December 12, 2008 -- Home owners sift through debris after the wildfires destroyed their home in Mission Hills.  So far 275 applicants have registered with  FEMA in Orange County.  FEMA/Michael Mancino

Fire ^ Wildfire - Yorba Linda, Calif. , December 12, 2008 -- Home owne...

The original database describes this as: Title: Home owner and friends sift through debris. Production Date: 12/12/2008 Caption: Yorba Linda, Calif. , December 12, 2008 -- Home owners sift through debris aft... More

Wildfire - Montecito, Calif. , February 3, 2009 -- Westmont College staff lead FEMA and CalEMA public assistance staff on tour of campus damage from the Tea Fire. Although Westmont is well-insured, FEMA and CalEma will determine if any uninsured losses are eligible for public assistance grants. Photo by Richard O'Reilly/FEMA

Wildfire - Montecito, Calif. , February 3, 2009 -- Westmont College st...

The original database describes this as: Title: Westmont College damage inspection Production Date: 02/03/2009 Caption: Montecito, Calif. , February 3, 2009 -- Westmont College staff lead FEMA and CalEMA pub... More

Wildfire - Montecito, Calif. , February 3, 2009 -- A potential mitigation site on campus of Westmont College is inspected by FEMA and CalEMA public assistance staff led by Westmont staff in aftermath of the Tea Fire. Photo by Richard O'Reilly/FEMA

Wildfire - Montecito, Calif. , February 3, 2009 -- A potential mitigat...

The original database describes this as: Title: Workers on the campus of Westmont College inspection by FEMA and CalEMA public assistance staff Production Date: 02/03/2009 Caption: Montecito, Calif. , Februa... More

Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , February 12, 2009 -- Mark Neveau, left, Federal Coordinating Officer, and Zev Yaroslavsky, Los Angeles County Supervisor, 3rd District, during a press conference at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center where more than 50 ancillary buildings burned in the Sayre Fire. Project worksheets are nearing completion for millions of dollars of FEMA/State Public Assistance grants. Photo by Barbara Pritchard/FEMA

Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , February 12, 2009 -- Mark Neveau, left, Fe...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA FCO at the microphone at a press conference in California Production Date: 02/12/2009 Caption: Sylmar, Calif. , February 12, 2009 -- Mark Neveau, left, Fe... More

Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , March 12, 2009 -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa thanks CalEMA Deputy State Coordinating Officer Tom Maruyama as FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Mark Neveau looks on in front of a flag firefighters saved during a November 2008 wildfire that destroyed most of the Oakridge Mobile Home Park in Sylmar, California.  The firefighters presented the flag as a symbol of hope for the displaced residents.  Oakridge lost 500 of the 600 homes in the park.  Barbara Pritchard/FEMA

Wildfire - Sylmar, Calif. , March 12, 2009 -- Los Angeles Mayor Antoni...

The original database describes this as: Title: Press Conference presentation in California Production Date: 03/12/2009 Caption: Sylmar, Calif. , March 12, 2009 -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa than... More

Washington, D. C. , May 27, 2009 -- William L. Carwile III, FEMA's Assistant Administrator, Disaster Operations in the FEMA Studio.  Mr. Carwile's emergency management leadership experience includes such large-scale disasters as Super Typhoon Paka in Guam; Hurricane Georges in Puerto Rico; Tropical Storm Allison in Louisiana; the New York City World Trade Center response; Super Typhoon Chataan in Guam; California Wildfires and responses and recovery efforts for the four hurricanes that struck Florida in 2004.  During Hurricane Katrina, he served as the FCO for the Mississippi response. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

Washington, D. C. , May 27, 2009 -- William L. Carwile III, FEMA's Ass...

The original database describes this as: Title: William L. Carwile III, FEMA's Assistant Administrator, Disaster Operations in the FEMA Studio Production Date: 05/27/2009 Caption: Washington, D. C. , May 27,... More

Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. directed the California

Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. directed the California

Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. directed the California National Guard to deploy five specially equipped helicopters and trained guard personnel to the area to assist state and local firefighters as well as emerg... More

U.S. Marines and fire crew on Marine Corps Base Camp

U.S. Marines and fire crew on Marine Corps Base Camp

U.S. Marines and fire crew on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., respond to wildfires ablaze in southern California May 14, 2014. The Tomahawk fire, in the northeast section of Camp Pendleton has burned ... More

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH)

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH)

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 462 drop water on a wildfire aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 14. The bucket, also known as a Bambi Bucket, can hold up to 900 gallons of water.

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 prepares to land in Camp Pendleton, Calif. HSC-3 is assisting California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection by providing ... More

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter, Marine

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter, Marine

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter, Marine Medium Helicopter Training Squadron (HMMT) 164, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) collects water in a bambi bucket during aerial f... More

California Wildfires

California Wildfires

140514-N-DX364-641 CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (May 15, 2014) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 prepares to land in Camp Pendleton, Calif. HSC-3 is assisting California... More

California National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

California National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

California National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters prepare to launch from Mather Army Aviation Support Facility in Sacramento to assist CAL FIRE with wildfire fighting operations in Northern California on A... More

California National Guard aircraft arrived at the Fall

California National Guard aircraft arrived at the Fall

California National Guard aircraft arrived at the Fall River Mills Airport in Northern California's Shasta County on Aug. 1 to assist CAL FIRE in wildfire fighting operations as several fires burn in the northe... More

A MAFFS maintenance crew and aircrew with the 146th

A MAFFS maintenance crew and aircrew with the 146th

A MAFFS maintenance crew and aircrew with the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, Calif., and CalFire personnel flush the MAFFS unit at McClellan Airfield on Aug. 8, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Air... More

U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers working on Hand Crew

U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers working on Hand Crew

U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers working on Hand Crew 9 for the Lodge Fire in Yreka, Calif., take a water break on Aug. 14, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Airman 1st Class Madeleine Richards/Released)

Sgt. Zachary Vehrs, an aircraft engineer with B Company,

Sgt. Zachary Vehrs, an aircraft engineer with B Company,

Sgt. Zachary Vehrs, an aircraft engineer with B Company, 1-126th Aviation Regiment, observes the Bambi Bucket during the Rocky Fire near Clearlake, Calif., Aug. 1. Vehrs listens to his fellow crew members who d... More

Pfc. Oscar Gonzales, left, and Sgt. Michael S. Sloan

Pfc. Oscar Gonzales, left, and Sgt. Michael S. Sloan

Pfc. Oscar Gonzales, left, and Sgt. Michael S. Sloan of 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, California Army National Guard, refuel and perform maintenance on a LUH-72 Lakota Aug. 1 at the Middletown Helibas... More

Spc. Justin Castillo, an aircraft engineer with the

Spc. Justin Castillo, an aircraft engineer with the

Spc. Justin Castillo, an aircraft engineer with the California Army National Guard’s Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, observes a water pick-up during the Rocky Fire near Clearlake, Calif.,... More

Firefighters survey the Rocky Wildfire, Aug. 2, 2015,

Firefighters survey the Rocky Wildfire, Aug. 2, 2015,

Firefighters survey the Rocky Wildfire, Aug. 2, 2015, near Clearlake, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Members of the 39th Aerial Port Squadron along with

Members of the 39th Aerial Port Squadron along with

Members of the 39th Aerial Port Squadron along with C-130 loadmasters assigned to the 731st Airlift Squadron push a U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System unit onto a 302nd Airlift Wing C-130... More

California National Guard Soldiers from the 578th Brigade

California National Guard Soldiers from the 578th Brigade

California National Guard Soldiers from the 578th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, from Manhattan Beach, Calif., and the 1st Squadron, 18th Cavalry, 79th IBCT, from Azusa, Calif., ... More

California Army National Guardsmen from the 132nd Multirole

California Army National Guardsmen from the 132nd Multirole

California Army National Guardsmen from the 132nd Multirole Bridge Company (MRBC), based in Redding, Calif., work with CAL FIRE’s Jeremy Salizzoni, military liaison and fire captain, to pull a floating bay clos... More

Members of the 132nd Multirole Bridge Company (MRBC),

Members of the 132nd Multirole Bridge Company (MRBC),

Members of the 132nd Multirole Bridge Company (MRBC), California Army National Guard, watch as a crane positions itself to release a ramp at the Cache Creek River Aug. 7 in Yolo County, Calif. (U.S. Army Nation... More

Sgt. 1st Class Ben Nievera, noncommissioned officer

Sgt. 1st Class Ben Nievera, noncommissioned officer

Sgt. 1st Class Ben Nievera, noncommissioned officer in charge of 132nd Multirole Bridge Company (MRBC), California Army National Guard, heads into the Cache Creek River Aug. 7 at Cache Creek National Park in Yo... More

Soldiers from the 132nd Multirole Bridge Company (MRBC),

Soldiers from the 132nd Multirole Bridge Company (MRBC),

Soldiers from the 132nd Multirole Bridge Company (MRBC), California Army National Guard, maneuver a vehicle into the Cache Creek River Aug. 7 at the Cache Creek National Park in Yolo County, California. The veh... More

A member of Task Force Alpha, California Army National

A member of Task Force Alpha, California Army National

A member of Task Force Alpha, California Army National Guard, cuts roots from a redwood tree to help extinguish a small fire Aug. 9 near the mountains of Wildcat Butte, Humboldt County, California, during the H... More

A member of Task Force Alpha, California Army National

A member of Task Force Alpha, California Army National

A member of Task Force Alpha, California Army National Guard, cuts roots from a redwood tree to help extinguish a small fire Aug. 9 near the mountains of Wildcat Butte, Humboldt County, California. Task Force A... More

Staff Sgt. Rowena Becerra, of Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion,

Staff Sgt. Rowena Becerra, of Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion,

Staff Sgt. Rowena Becerra, of Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment, monitors equipment Aug. 11 at Eel River Conservation Camp during the Rocky Fire in Northern California. (U.S. Army National G... More

Capt. Josiah Faber, company commander of Task Force

Capt. Josiah Faber, company commander of Task Force

Capt. Josiah Faber, company commander of Task Force Charlie, California Army National Guard, in the Jerusalem Fire in Lake County, Calif., watches a Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) aircraf... More

Spc. Destiny Terry, an Apple Valley, Calif., resident,

Spc. Destiny Terry, an Apple Valley, Calif., resident,

Spc. Destiny Terry, an Apple Valley, Calif., resident, with the California Army National Guard’s Task Force Charlie, checks her Pulaski prior to a mop up mission at the Jerusalem Fire in Northern California. Th... More

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Craig Hannon, pilot commander,

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Craig Hannon, pilot commander,

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Craig Hannon, pilot commander, checks his CH-47 Chinook prior to an Aug. 18 mission at the Redding Airport in Redding, Calif. Hannon, of 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment in Stockto... More

Update: National Guard response to Western wildfires increases

Update: National Guard response to Western wildfires increases

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers practice smothering fires during wild land fires training at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training in Salem, Ore., Aug. 25. The group is undergoing the train... More

First Lt. Keith J. Frederickson, center, executive

First Lt. Keith J. Frederickson, center, executive

First Lt. Keith J. Frederickson, center, executive officer of the 870th Military Police Company, 49th Military Police Brigade (Homeland Response Force), California Army National Guard, coordinates with Sgt. Joh... More

Royce Tibbetts, of Kelseyville, Calif., works regularly

Royce Tibbetts, of Kelseyville, Calif., works regularly

Royce Tibbetts, of Kelseyville, Calif., works regularly in areas previously burned by the Valley Fire in Northern California. He spent part of his late September helping the California Army National Guard's 870... More

Signs throughout California communities and small cities

Signs throughout California communities and small cities

Signs throughout California communities and small cities abound thanking California Army National Guardsmen and other fire-fighting organizations continuously battling Northern California wildfires. (U.S. Army ... More

Rio Vista Fire Department firefighters water farmland

Rio Vista Fire Department firefighters water farmland

Rio Vista Fire Department firefighters water farmland Oct. 26, 2020, outside the south gate of Travis Air Force Base, California. Travis firefighters from the 60th Civil Engineer Squadron partnered with the Sui... More

Fire fighters and firetrucks from the 60th Civil Engineer

Fire fighters and firetrucks from the 60th Civil Engineer

Fire fighters and firetrucks from the 60th Civil Engineer Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., have been assisting fellow first responder’s battle local wildfires, Oct. 11, 2017. Several wildfires have been... More

163d Security Forces defenders deploy in support of Northern California fires

163d Security Forces defenders deploy in support of Northern Californi...

Members of the 163d Security Forces Squadron, 163d Attack Wing, California Air National Guard, work a traffic control point in support of civil authorities, Aug. 1, 2018, during the Mendocino Complex Fire in La... More

14th Brigade Engineer Battalion Soldiers from Joint

14th Brigade Engineer Battalion Soldiers from Joint

14th Brigade Engineer Battalion Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington load materials into a truck, August 13, 2018, in Mendocino National Forest, California. The service members are part of more th... More

14th Brigade Engineer Battalion Soldiers from Joint

14th Brigade Engineer Battalion Soldiers from Joint

14th Brigade Engineer Battalion Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington move through a black area, August 14, 2018, looking for hot spots to mop up in Mendocino National Forest, California. The activ... More

Task Force Rugged Soldiers assigned to 14th Brigade

Task Force Rugged Soldiers assigned to 14th Brigade

Task Force Rugged Soldiers assigned to 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. join an Aravaipa hand crew, August 16, 2018, in Mendocino National Forest, California, to lay hose in pr... More

Task Force Rugged Soldiers assigned to 14th Brigade

Task Force Rugged Soldiers assigned to 14th Brigade

Task Force Rugged Soldiers assigned to 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. join a group of Redding Hotshot firefighters, August 17, 2018, in Mendocino National Forest, Calif., to ... More

Task Force Rugged Soldiers stationed at Joint Base

Task Force Rugged Soldiers stationed at Joint Base

Task Force Rugged Soldiers stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. continue wildland fire containment efforts, August 19, 2018, in Mendocino National Forest, Calif. The active-duty crew, supervised by two ... More

Task Force Rugged Soldiers move up a five-blade dozer

Task Force Rugged Soldiers move up a five-blade dozer

Task Force Rugged Soldiers move up a five-blade dozer line, August 23, 2018, in Mendocino National Forest, Calif., to clear unburned brush and clean up hot spots in a black area they burned only days before. Th... More

Brian Hicks, U.S. Forest Service, walks a fire line,

Brian Hicks, U.S. Forest Service, walks a fire line,

Brian Hicks, U.S. Forest Service, walks a fire line, August 24, 2018, that had been dug into the Mendocino National Forest mountainside by Task Force Rugged Soldiers. The proverbial “line in the sand” is meant ... More

U.S. Army North Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey

U.S. Army North Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey

U.S. Army North Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan speaks to Soldiers from Task Force Rugged August 25 in Ukiah, California. Buchanan was in Ukiah visiting the Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis McCho... More

Aircrew and support from the 146th Airlift Wing at

Aircrew and support from the 146th Airlift Wing at

Aircrew and support from the 146th Airlift Wing at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, California accomplished 4 retardant drops between November 13-14, 2018 over the Woolsey Fire just a few miles east ... More

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Itami, 60th Security

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Itami, 60th Security

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Itami, 60th Security Forces Squadron emergency communications center controller, describes base evacuation procedures Aug. 24, 2020, at Travis Air Force Base, California. The S... More

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Elijah MacLaren, 60th Operations

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Elijah MacLaren, 60th Operations

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Elijah MacLaren, 60th Operations Support Squadron section commander, surveys the flight line Aug. 26, 2020, at Travis Air Force Base, California. MacLaren and his family were among the nu... More

Soldiers from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion,

Soldiers from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion,

Soldiers from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 211th Regiment load gear and check maintenance before leaving the Army Aviation Support Facility in West Jordan, Utah. Nine Soldiers with two UH-60L Black H... More

Lt. Col. Richard, 11th Attack Squadron director of

Lt. Col. Richard, 11th Attack Squadron director of

Lt. Col. Richard, 11th Attack Squadron director of operations, briefs Airmen on their responsibilities in supporting firefighting efforts in California at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Sept. 24, 2020. This is ... More

Civilian Volunteer Recognized

Civilian Volunteer Recognized

201125-N-CC785-0011 GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Nov. 25, 2020) - Capt. Ray Leung, Naval Station Great Lakes commanding officer, presented a certificate of appreciation to Mike Belmonte, Great Lakes Fire & Emergency Serv... More

Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. directed the California

Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. directed the California

Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. directed the California National Guard to deploy five specially equipped helicopters and trained guard personnel to the area to assist state and local firefighters as well as emerg... More

U.S. Marines and fire crew on Marine Corps Base Camp

U.S. Marines and fire crew on Marine Corps Base Camp

U.S. Marines and fire crew on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., respond to wildfires ablaze in southern California May 14, 2014. The Tomahawk fire, in the northeast section of Camp Pendleton has burned ... More

A MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter

A MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter

A MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 takes off to assist in aerial firefighting in Camp Pendleton, Calif. HSC-3 is assisting California Department of Forestry and Fire... More

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH)

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH)

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 462 detach a water bucket, also known as a Bambi Bucket, after battling wildfires aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 14. The bucket is able ... More

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter,

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter,

A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 (HMH-462), Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) collects water in a bambi bucket during aerial fire... More

California National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

California National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

California National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters launch from Mather Army Aviation Support Facility in Sacramento to assist CAL FIRE with wildfire fighting operations in Northern California on Aug. 1, 2014.

U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Pablo Comilang with the 146th

U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Pablo Comilang with the 146th

U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Pablo Comilang with the 146th Airlift Wing maintenance crew in Port Hueneme, Calif., helps to rinse out the MAFFS Unit on a C130-J at McClellan Airfield on Aug. 8, 2014. (U.S. Air Natio... More

California Army National Guard Soldiers from various

California Army National Guard Soldiers from various

California Army National Guard Soldiers from various units around the state working on hand crew 9 at the Lodge Fire in Yreka, Calif., walk to showers and laundry at their fire base camp Aug. 14, 2014. (U.S. Ai... More

Spc. Justin Castillo, an aircraft engineer with B Company,

Spc. Justin Castillo, an aircraft engineer with B Company,

Spc. Justin Castillo, an aircraft engineer with B Company, 1-126th Aviation Regiment, observes the right side of the aircraft for potential hazards during the Rocky Fire near Clearlake, Calif., Aug. 1. The four... More

A California Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter

A California Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter

A California Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter prepares to approach for a water drop during the Rocky Fire near Clearlake, Calif., Aug. 1. (U.S. Army National Guard photo/ Sgt. Jason Beal/ released)

Sgt. Michael S. Sloan of 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation

Sgt. Michael S. Sloan of 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation

Sgt. Michael S. Sloan of 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, California Army National Guard, performs a 30-hour inspection of a LUH-72 Lakota helicopter after it landed from a Rocky Fire mission Aug. 1 in Y... More