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.
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.