As a result of the Valley Fire in neighboring Lake County, the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Emergency Services responded to a Mutual Aid request put forth by their Emergency Operations Center. The specific request sought a mobile command trailer for deployment at the Konocti Vista Casino where teams of emergency responders were in place to staff the mobile command center.
The command trailer was delivered to the Emergency Operations Center by Lt. Neil Pearson, Support Services / OES supervisor, and Janice Bell, OES Technician.
The command trailer utilized by the Colusa County Office of Emergency Services (OES) had previously been obtained through federal grant funding and had been assembled as quite an impressive command center, all of which is situated inside of a 38’ foot gooseneck trailer.
The much needed asset was immediately staffed by emergency responders and has been in use 24 hours a day while emergency teams coordinated resources, provided communications, and serviced as an information call-center.
Since September 12, when the Valley Fire broke out in Middletown, 76,067 acres have burned and over one thousand structures have been completely destroyed. The fire is now 97% contained.■