Our county works with Mutual Aid and Automatic Aid. The agency that I volunteer for right now and work full time for next week has 95% of the county, Amador Fire Protection District. All the rest of the depts. are city or districts. But we only have stations in two areas. The rest is covered by the different citys or districts. Our Automatic aid works by them calling out the closest station by road speeds.
Fire's get dispatched with auto. aid and anymore we turn to mutual aid and request more resources.
We have the air unit for the county and it gets dispatched to every fire through auto aid.
We also have mutual aid with both of our neighboring counties. If there is a medical or accident just over the county line or their station is farther than ours is to the call we get dispatched as well as them.
The system that we have works really well and we have never had any problems with it.