CALFIRE Radio - OES Striketeam Designators
Engine Striketeams
(five of same type engine, one battalion chief leader)

Type A: Type 1 Engines
(fullsize structure, 1000GPM, 400gal tank, staffed 4)
Type B: Type 2 Engines
(midsized multipurpose, 500GPM, 400gal tank, staffed 3)
Type C: Type 3 Engines
(4x4 wildland high-clearance, 120GPM, 300gal tank, staffed 3)
Type D: Type 4 Engines
(pickup frames, 50GPM, 200gal tank, staffed 3)

Hand Crew Striketeams
(two 16person crews totalling 32persons at minimum, crew captains, striketeam leader)

Type G: No restrictions on use and has dedicated fireline construction training. These consist of CDC/CYA creqs, USFS/BLM/NPS/BIA Hotshot Crews, and TSI crews.
Type H: Restricted use which usually includes no hotline fire line construction, limited in the amount of line they can construct per hour, and requires training on the incident before they go out. These crews are Blue Card crews, Volunteer Hand Crews, crews organized on the spot, mixed-agency crews etc.

Dozer Striketeams
(2 dozers with their transports and 1 dozer tender with mechanic)

Type K: Heavies (D-7 and D-8 cats)
Type L: Mediums (D-5 and D-6 or equivalent)
Type M: Lightweights (D-4 or equivalient)

Striketeam 9241C
24 - Unit 24 (Shasta)
1 - second strike team of this type out of Shasta
C - Type 3 engines

Striketeam XTU
OES/Local Government
Strike teams start with 1 through 6 for each OES region. Then they work incrementally from there, allocating approx 25 numbers for each county, and some extras for the larger agencies including LA County Fire etc. What designates the actual jurisdiction they came from are the 3 letter acronyms before each 4 digit number. Final letter designates type of team.

Strike teams start with 9. Next two numbers designate which Unit. Last number designates what order the striketeam was ordered in the county. Final letter designates type of team.

Ordering a strike team allows the Incident Command to request exactly what they need with no interpretation on anybody's part. A "strike team of type 3 engines" will provide the IC with exactly five wildland engines, 15 firefighters minimum and a battalion chf to command them.

While travelling they can utilize CESRS 153.755 to communicate amongst the team. This can become very active in large fire areas as crews look for hotels, restaurants, or begging for the latest basketball or baseball score.