CORONADO, Calif. - Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 deployed Task Force Bulldozer Friday in support of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's firefighting efforts in San Diego County.
Task Force Bulldozer will provide support to CAL Fire by supplementing over-taxed firefighting equipment and resources. These additional resources will increase CAL Fire's capability and allow much needed preventative maintenance to be performed on equipment currently in use.
Task Force Bulldozer is being assigned to support the Harris Ranch Fire, with the potential of similar task forces available from other Navy and Marine Corps units throughout the southwestern region to combat other fires. Marine Corps assets are already being employed to fight fires on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.