Pursuant to a Mutual Aid Request, the Los Angeles Fire Department has assigned one Strike Team of firefighters to assist allied agencies in their battle against a brush fire in the Stanislaus National Forest, 3 miles east of Groveland in Tuolumne County, California (west of Yosemite National Park), approximately 260 miles northwest of our City.
You can pan, click & zoom this Map of the Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park
These twenty-three personnel from the Los Angeles Fire Department have been dispatched to the Rim Fire Wildfire Incident in accordance with the California Fire Service and Rescue Emergency Mutual Aid Plan. Administered by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), the plan is designed to ensure resources for local jurisdictions when their own assets are committed or insufficient for an emergency incident.
The City of Los Angeles remains protected by the use of additional staff and reserve apparatus to cover foreseeable local needs.
The men and women of the LAFD ask motorists to remain watchful for these and other convoys of emergency apparatus, and to be mindful of the space necessary for them to safely maneuver on local roads and highways.
Pursuant of protocol, official public and media information regarding this wildfire, including the actions of assigned LAFD personnel, will be provided by the U.S. Forest Service and CAL FIRE, which are in joint command of this incident.
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department