The Georgetown Fire Department is currently assisting on several large wildfires in California and Nevada. Our Office of Emergency Services Type 1 structural engine is transitioning from the Tamarack Fire (Alpine County, CA and Douglas County, NV) to the Dixie Fire (Butte County, CA). They are providing structural protection, along with other similar engines in a strike team formation. Crews have been out for over a week and are expected to be out for 14 to 21 days.
This type of mutual aid is something all fire departments in California do for each other and in support of state and federal firefighting efforts. Both Garden Valley and Mosquito Fire also have units out on wildfires as well.
“We are very proud of all of crews that go out and those that stay home to continue to provide services to our communities”Georgetown Fire Chief Glenn Brown