Briceland Volunteer Fire recently helped organize a multi-agency effort, dubbed “Operation Hay Drop” to bring food to cattle that were in danger of starving due to the extraordinary amounts of higher elevation snowfall in our area. Cal OES, CalFire HUU, CalGuard and the Humboldt Sheriffs dept. coordinated with local first responders and ranchers to make this mission possible. The story was picked up by several nationwide media sources including this article in the SF Chronicle.
Mutual Aid like this brings different agencies together in times of emergency, with each department bringing their own expertise, knowledge and resources to get the job done together.
You can see for yourself the CalGuard hay drop from their aircraft.