Serving and Safeguarding the People and Protecting the Property and Resources of California

Our mission statement is our commitment. This is who we are.

CAL FIRE celebrates nearly 140 years of history. Throughout those years the Department has experienced tremendous change. Learn about our mission, history, and organizational structure.

A diverse team of talented leaders provide vision and strategic direction to support all of CAL FIRE and its mission through innovation, inclusion, and collaboration.
We administer additional programs including Public Communications, assistance for returning veterans (RVETS), EEO, and Professional Standards.
In a 45-Day Report to Governor Gavin Newsom, we systematically identified high priority fuel reduction projects and other measures to immediately begin to protect most wildfire-vulnerable communities.

CAL FIRE is committed to safeguarding our core values, mission and vision for the future. Together we are building an enduring legacy and adapting to an ever changing environment.

Learn about CAL FIRE’s business network, hired equipment policy and services, reporting fires on state properties, CAL FIRE’s operational units, and more.