Sounds like the night call issue is getting interesting on the four southern forest in R5 for the Forest Service chief officers.Chief vehicles were taken away but chiefs are still expected to take on the night call duties without a vehicle to respond in.Just wondering why the chiefs are fighting it. Trying to explain why vehicles are important to line officers is the wrong approach. The best way to explain the complexities of vehicle home storage and night call duties is to let district rangers and forest supervisors take the night call. It will not take long before they understand what fire chiefs have been talking about all along. From someone outside the FS I have to ask the following question? Why do federal agencies have so called line officers in charge of the fire program???? As far as I know they do not hold IFPM or FS-FPM requirements that the chiefs need but they are in charge of the chiefs. I know I’m not a college graduate but does this make any since at all or is it just me? Wildland firefighting is a high complex and very dynamic occupation, especially in Southern California. One would think the FS would want fire program managers to actually be experienced and hold qualifications above the ones they supervise. Doesn’t the FS have a responsibility to provide a proper response after hours in the agreements they sign? This is a disaster waiting to happen. Has anyone went to the media with this? Does Cal Fire and other cooperators know the increase in DPA they have at night and how long it will take to get federal assistance? Every day we watch the news and listen to water restrictions and cut backs and how we are in a mega drought and then we hear that the federal fire programs have a delayed night time response. As a tax payer that lives inside of federal DPA I’m really disappointed and concerned about having less available federal resources at night because a non fire line officer has made a uneducated decision to take vehicles away.