If a large incident occurs, or several small incidents, and more firefighters are needed to protect the City, we can recall off-duty firefighters requesting that they report to work.
If we have a large incident beyond our staffing capabilities, our communications center automatically requests units from other agencies throughout Yolo County to help us, starting with the units closest to Woodland. This is referred to as "automatic aid" and the Woodland Fire Department (WFD) maintains automatic aid agreements with fire departments of:
- Ocha Dehe Wintun Nation
- UC Davis
- West Plainfield
- West Sacramento
- Willow Oak
The Willow Oak and Davis Fire Departments are closest in proximity and are typically able to respond to incidents in Woodland within 15 minutes.
Mutual - Aid Agreement
The WFD also has agreements with all fire departments in Yolo County whereby we can ask for help from them when we need it, and they can ask for help from us when they need it. This is referred to as a "mutual-aid agreement." If we have one or more incidents beyond the capabilities of our department and adjoining departments, we can request fire resources from throughout the County to assist us.