Article 2. Use Of Fire Equipment of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 12. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 2.
The apparatus, equipment and firefighting force of any
public entity may be used for the purpose of providing fire
protection or firefighting services:
(a) In any other public entity with the consent of the chief
administrative officer of the office or department authorized by law
to provide fire protection in such other public entity.
(b) Outside the limits of any public entity.
"Public entity" includes the state, a county, city,
district, public authority, public agency, and any other political
subdivision or public corporation in the state.
The reasonable value of the use of, and repairs and
depreciation on, apparatus and equipment, and other expenses
reasonably incurred in furnishing firefighting services, may
constitute a charge against the public entity in which the
firefighting services are furnished.
(a) The public entity rendering the service may present a
claim to the public entity liable therefor. If the claim is approved
by the head of the fire department, if any, in the public entity to
which the claim is presented, and by its governing body, it shall be
paid in the same manner as other charges and if the claim is not
paid, an action may be brought for its collection.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any
claims against the state shall be presented to the California Victim
Compensation and Government Claims Board in accordance with Part 3
(commencing with Section 900) and Part 4 (commencing with Section
940) of Division 3.6 of Title 1 of the Government Code.
The governing board of any county fire protection district
may contract with any city contiguous to the district for the
furnishing of fire protection to the district by such city, and the
legislative body of any city may contract for the furnishing of fire
protection to the district in such manner and to such extent as the
legislative body may deem advisable.
All of the privileges and immunities from liability which surround
the activities of any city fire fighting force or department when
performing its functions within the territorial limits of the city
shall apply to the activities of any city fire fighting force or
department while furnishing fire protection outside the city under
any contract with a county fire protection district pursuant to this
Whenever a fire occurs in any county or within the
boundaries of any national forest which is of such proportions that
it cannot be adequately handled by the forestry department or fire
warden of the county or the facilities of the Department of Forestry
and Fire Protection or of the United States Forest Service, the
personnel, equipment, and firefighting facilities of any county may
be authorized by the state forest ranger within the county or the
county forester or fire warden of the county to assist in its
extinguishment and control.
Where the personnel, equipment, and facilities of any county
are utilized in the extinguishment or control of any fire outside
its boundaries, the county furnishing its personnel, equipment, and
facilities shall be reimbursed by the county in which the fire occurs
in an amount in accordance with a predetermined schedule of
repayments agreed upon by the boards of supervisors of the counties,
or between the board of supervisors of the county and the Department
of Forestry and Fire Protection or the United States Forest Service,
as the case may be.
Any public agency authorized to engage in fire protection
activities, including but not limited to a fire protection district,
city, city and county, or county fire department, the Department of
Forestry, and the United States Forest Service, may use fire to abate
a fire hazard.
Any public entity may place blue reflective pavement markers
in any highway, street, or road for marking fire hydrant locations
and water supply locations. These blue reflective pavement markers
shall not be used for any other purpose. This section shall not apply
to freeways or freeway ramps.
A public entity shall not place blue reflective pavement markers
on a state highway unless it first obtains an encroachment permit
from the Department of Transportation.