Smoky Behr, you are correct that CAL OES does not “currently” have T6’s, but the order for the patrols for CAL OES has been placed and they are in the process of being built to distribute throughout CA like the T1’s and T3’s. “Structure Defence” is the the new “Structure Protection”, and the patrols fill that need.
More departments will be able to participate in mutual aid now, only having to supply 2 personnel instead of three. So while they are not in CA yet they will be, just in time for the spring greenup of fine fuels.
I knew you knew this, it was really for the folks who did not know this was coming.