The Operations Southern California (OSCC) , established in 1972, provides Coordination and logistical support for the Southern California forests and units; for wildland fire and all risk incidents.
Today the OSCC is a fully functional cooperative organization that includes agency representation from the US Forest Service, Department of the Interior and CAL FIRE.
OSCC has developed a detailers guide for individuals who are arriving at the coordination center on temporary duty assignments. This information will give individuals an overview of our basic operational procedures, staffing contacts, and compound layout.
The Intelligence Section at Southern Operations gathers and analyzes intelligence data from large fires and disasters. The section collects resource information for incident allocation prioritizing. South Operations Intelligence also distributes daily situation reports and incident information.
The Fire Weather Unit, at OSCC, provides fire weather support to fire management agencies in Southern California. The district comprises eight national forests, nine CAL FIRE units, eight National Park Service sites, three wildlife refuges, the Tule Indian Reservation and portions of two BLM districts. The fire weather unit also acts as the local meteorological consultant for OSCC and provides daily fire weather briefings, regional fire weather and fire behavior training, and other forecasts and services. Email us.
The Fire Cache is part of the Interagency National Fire Equipment System and distributes equipment and supplies for All-Risk Management Incidents to agencies throughout Southern California, around the nation and all Pacific Rim areas.
The Multi-Agency Coordination Group (MAC Group) includes the US Forest Service, the Department of Interior, CAL FIRE, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Kern County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, and the City of Los Angeles.
The Southern Operations Command Center is a cooperative organization that handles resource distribution for All-Risk Management Incidents. Personnel handle all requests for aircraft, crews, overhead, and equipment; they process dispatch records, contact unit dispatchers for resources to fill orders, and handle all incoming telephone and fax communications. An expanded dispatch center processes extended attack or long-term incidents.
The Southern California Training Unit provides regional oversite and coordination for the Southern California Interagency Training Centers.