A red-flag warning usually means certain federal and state agencies go all-out in an effort to be prepared for a major wildfire.
But the federal shutdown is impacting some of the resources available to the Bay Area.
It was quiet at the California Air National Guard facility at Moffett Field on Friday, but it's not supposed to be this way.
The 129th Rescue Wing has conducted missions at many disasters including the Rim Fire at Yosemite.
The unit usually conducts drills on Fridays. Activity was supposed to be even more intense this particular Friday because of a statewide day of drills scheduled tomorrow for Guard units throughout California.
However a significant but undisclosed number of members have been furloughed with no drills or flying allowed except for an actual mission.
The statewide drill was also canceled.
129th Vice Wing Commander Jeffrey W. Magram emphasized the unit has enough resources to respond to an immediate emergency, such as a wildfire, but is concerned about a prolonged shutdown.
"Each day that we don't fly is a day that our crews lose proficiency" Magram told KTVU. "It's also time that our maintenance crews are not able to spend on the aircraft to keep them fully 'mission capable.'"
At this point, there is no end in sight for the shutdown so the 129th says all scheduled drills are in jeopardy.
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