(August 6, 2018) Frisco Fire Department was requested to respond to California as a part of the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS). Frisco Fire Department will send four (4) firefighters and a brush truck, along with resources from Dallas Fire Rescue, Lewisville Fire Department, Little Elm Fire Department, and Lake Cities Fire Department as a task force assisting in the effort to battle the Mendocino Fire, a large wild fire near Mendocino County, California. Frisco Fire Department Battalion Chief Shannon Brinton is serving as the TIFMAS Northeast Branch Coordinator for the deployment.
Task force vehicles are scheduled to mobilize and depart for California on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from the Dodd J. Miller Training Center, 5000 Dolphin Rd. Dallas, TX. at 11:00 a.m.
Frisco Fire Department personnel assigned to the task force will depart on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, from Frisco Central Fire Station, 8601 Gary Burns Dr. at 8:00 a.m.
The Mendocino Complex Fire has burned over 230,000 acres and destroyed more than 100 structures since July 27, 2018. Over 3,900 personnel are currently assigned to the incident which is reported to be 21% contained.
Crews are expected to be deployed for 14 days.