Past, Present and Future

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FUTURE?. PRESENT. PAST. Past. 1970 Fire Season. Challenges. Lack of common communication. Lack of interoperability. Lack of well defined Command Structure. The 13 Day Siege. 92nd Congress appropriates $675,000 to the U.S. Forest Service Research Station in Riverside. ID: 743826 Download Presentation

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Past, Present and Future

FUTURE?. PRESENT. PAST. Past. 1970 Fire Season. Challenges. Lack of common communication. Lack of interoperability. Lack of well defined Command Structure. The 13 Day Siege. 92nd Congress appropriates $675,000 to the U.S. Forest Service Research Station in Riverside.

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Past, Present and Future

FUTURE?

PRESENT

PAST

Slide2

Past

Slide3

1970 Fire Season

Slide4

Challenges

Lack of common communication

Lack of interoperability

Lack of well defined Command Structure

The 13 Day Siege

Slide5

92nd Congress appropriates $675,000 to the U.S. Forest Service Research Station in Riverside

1971

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“FIRESCOPE”

is created

FI

RE

S

C

O

P

E

refighting

sources

outhern

rganized

alifornia

otential

mergencies

of

for

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Original Partner Agencies

U.S. Forest Service

Cal Fire

Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

Los Angeles Fire Department

Los Angeles County Fire Department

Santa Barbara County Fire Department

Ventura County Fire Department

Slide8

1976

Pacoima Fire – First Incident Managed Using the Principles of ICS

The Riverside OCC was identified as the Multi-Agency Coordination

Center for the Southern California FIRESCOPE Region

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Early 1980’s

This period saw the adoption of ICS and other FIRESCOPE products by national organizations such as FEMA, NFA, NWCG and NIMS

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1984

Orange County Fire Department is added to the FIRESCOPE list of “Partner Agencies” after several years of active participation on the Task Force and several Specialist Groups

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The FIRESCOPE Board Of Directors and the Cal OES Fire and Rescue Advisory Committee are combined.

1986

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The FIRESCOPE Board of Directors

recognizing that the fire problem is

not

limited to Southern California, strikes the word “Southern” from the acronym FIRESCOPE and a new name is established r

epresentative of All California

“FIrefighting RES

ources of California Organized for

Potential Emergencies”

1987

Tunnel - 1991

Tubbs - 2017

Thomas 2017

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FIRESCOPE Act of 1989

In 1988 California State Senator Bill Campbell authored SB 27

SB-27 Became the FIRESCOPE Act of 1989

The Bill directed 3 State agencies (Cal Fire, Cal OES and

SFM) to administer the FIRESCOPE Program and seek

funding to support it.

This ensured FIRESCOPE’s future

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1990’s

FIRESCOPE began to address all-hazard applications

High Rise Fires

Urban Search and Rescue

Swift Water Rescue

Haz

-

Mat Response

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Statewide Adoption of FIRESCOPE Products

- Recognized ICS as basis for responses and the model for EOC

operations.

- 1991 Tunnel Fire in the Oakland Hills initiated further expansion of FIRESCOPE products

- Senate Bill 1841 (Petris) established the “Standardized Emergency

Management System” or SEMS.

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Cal OES State Operation Center

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2012

Kern County Fire Department is added to the FIRESCOPE list of “Partner Agencies” after years of active participation as the County Fire Departments South

Representative

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Present

Slide19

The Dynamic Present

The FIRESCOPE program remains active and as strong as ever.

Thomas

Fire - 2017

San Bruno Gas Explosion - 2010

Montecito Mud Flow - 2018

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Guidance Documents

WUI Structure Protection Guidelines

WUI-SD

Hillside Structure Fire Guidelines ICS 501Emergency Response to Tactical LE Incidents

ICS- 701Night Flying Guides ICS 800

Rapid Extraction Module Support ICS 223-12

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Leveraging Technology

FOG (ICS 420-1) App for smart devices

FOG eBook

www.firescope.orgSCOUTSocial Media Access

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Vision Statement

FIRESCOPE’s vision is to continue national leadership in the development of all-hazard incident management and multi-agency coordination systems, to enhance and encourage full participation by the California Fire Service in the statewide Fire and Rescue Mutual Aid System, and to provide a common voice for the California Fire Service.

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Board Of Directors Strategic InitiativesBoard of Directors’ Strategic Initiatives

Encourage participation by all agenciesProvide National leadershipPromote awareness of FIRESCOPE products

Improve methods of incident managementProvide a common voice for the CA Fire Service

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The Decision Process

Representation

FIRESCOPE Board Of Directors, Operations

Team and Task Force includes representatives from:

FIRESCOPE Partner Agencies

Federal Agencies with

Land Management Responsibilities

County Fire Departments

City Fire

Departments

Volunteer Fire

Departments

Fire

Districts

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Specialist Groups

AviationCommunications

Emerging Information Technologies

Emergency Medical ServicesGISHazardous Materials

High RisePredictive Services

SafetyUS&R

Short Term Working Groups

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WEBSITE

- Order, Download or View the current FOG and latest ICS and

MACS Forms

- Links to Fire Intel

Nationwide

- Predictive Services- FIRESCOPE Program

Updates- CISM/Peer Support Tools

- CICCS

-

California Fire Resource Inventory System (CFRIS

)

WWW.FIRESCOPE.ORG

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Future...

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The future of FIRESCOPE is dependent on the strong principles that guided it in the past

- A well-defined decision making process

-

Non-agency specific organizational directives and tools

- All-Hazards perspective

- Continued Leadership in National ICS/MACS applications

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Conclusion

FIRESCOPE’S proud past, dynamic present and exciting future creates a model for cooperation regardless of level, response discipline, or geographic area.

Current

caretakers of the program continue to

use the past and the present as springboards to the future.

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The Challenge

Continues