California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection deals in fire protection and stewardship that provides various related services. Based in Porterville, Calif., the department provides various emergency services in more than 36 states via contracts with local governments in the United States. It responds to medical aids, hazardous material spills, swiftwater rescues, search and rescue missions, civil disturbances, train wrecks, floods, earthquakes and more. State of California governs the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The department utilizes a number of mobile equipment, such as fire engines, mobile kitchen units and bulldozers, among others.