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California Fire Federal Responsibility Areas

State of California
  • Added 05 Sep 2018

This dataset (SRA13_1) represents our initial determination of SRA status as of 7/1/13. After comparing SRA parcels to assessor roll files, a final determination of SRA status as of 7/1/13 will be reflected in SRA13_2. SRA13_1 includes numerous annexations affecting SRA status that have occurred since 7/1/2012. CAL FIRE has a legal responsibility to provide fire protection on all State Responsibility Area (SRA) lands, which are defined based on land ownership, population density and land use. For example, CAL FIRE does not have responsibility for densely populated areas, incorporated cities, agricultural lands, or lands administered by the federal government. The SRA dataset provides areas of legal responsibility for fire protection, including State Responsibility Areas (SRA), Federal Responsibility Areas (FRA), and Local Responsibility Areas (LRA). SRA designations undergo a thorough 5 year review cycle, as well as annual updates for incorporations/annexations, error fixes, and ownership changes (automatic changes that do not require Board of Forestry approval). In addition, CAL FIRE is now responsible for determining parcels subject to the SRA Fire Prevention Fee under AB X1 29. As part of the SRA Fee process, CAL FIRE performs an annual comparison of SRA data to assessor roll files, to identify SRA parcels that are actually federally owned (FRA) or part of an incorporated city (LRA).

© Numerous federal agencies have provided data that help us to identify FRA lands (BLM, U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs).
This layer is a component of Fire Hazard Severity Zones.

This map shows the Fire Hazard Severity Zones (FHSZ) mapped by the California of Forestry and Fire Potection (CAL FIRE). More information at CalFire (


The State of California and the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy of data or maps. The user will not seek to hold the State or the Department liable under any circumstances for any damages with respect to any claim by the user or any third party on account of or arising from the use of data or maps.


There are no restrictions on distribution of the data by users. However, users are encouraged to refer others to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to acquire the data, in case updated data become available. The user will cite the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as the original source of the data, but will clearly denote cases where the original data have been altered, updated, or in any way changed from the original condition.

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Technical Details

Layer ID 96046
Data type Vector polygon
Feature count 10934
Attributes Shape_Length, RuleID, SRA
Services Vector Query API

Added 5 Sep 2018 ago
Last checked 4 Mar 2021 ago
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