The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is the state agency responsible for fire protection and administering the state’s forests totaling 31 million acres. They respond to about 5,600 fires each year that burn 172,000 acres. Cal Fire currently operates 812 fire stations that are constructed, upgraded and maintained by the Department of General Services.
Geocon has been one of the Department of General Services on-call consultants for both geotechnical and environmental services since 1999. As such, we have performed geotechnical investigations, provided testing and observation and special inspection, as well as, environmental services for numerous CAL FIRE facilities including:
- CAL FIRE Altaville – Autoshop Facility, Calaveras County
- CAL FIRE Pine Mountain Fire Station, Tulare County
- CAL FIRE Soquel Fire Station Redevelopment, Santa Cruz County
- CAL FIRE Ben Lomond Fire Station Demolition, Santa Cruz County
- CAL FIRE Felton Fire Station Demolition, Santa Cruz County
- CAL FIRE La Cima Conservation Camp, San Diego County
- CAL FIRE L.A. Moran Reforestation Center, Yolo County
- CAL FIRE Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp, San Diego County
- CAL FIRE Ione Dormitory, Amador County
- CAL FIRE Glen Ellen Forest Fire Station, Sonoma County
Interesting Fact: CAL FIRE has about 6,100 permanent staff, 2,600 seasonal staff and 3,500 inmates/wards/conservation corps members.