Fire

​Private contract fire crews are essential to helping the wildland fire agencies of Oregon and Washington fight and manage wildfire. 

Private contractors provide an array of firefighting resources to ODF and its sister agencies during the wildfire season, including hand crews, bulldozers, helicopters and air tankers. Wildland fire crew contractors hire and train firefighters for deployment to wildfire and incidents throughout the Pacific Northwest. Some of these assets and services are made available through state or regional interagency purchasing agreements, while others are secured by local agreements at the district level. ​Persons interested in fighting fire on a hand crew should contact the wildland fire crew contractors directly. 

National training requirements 

Please contact an ODF field office for information on local agreements and resources for wildfire incidents. This applies to equipment and personnel not currently on the Interagency Firefighting Crew Agreement​ or federal VIPR agreements.​​​

Regional resources

 

NWCG Interagency and Northwest GACC Pocket Cards
ODF participates in interagency fire planning efforts that include the Central Oregon Fire Danger Operating Plan, South Central Oregon Fire Danger Operating Plan, and the Blue Mountain Interagency. Pocketcards not directly covering ODF protected lands like those listed here on our page are at this NWCG site.

 

Heat Related Injuries Pocketcard​

 

Email for more information about Pocket Cards.

 
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Photo: Jess Holland, a member of the Redmond Interagency Hotshots crew 

Resources

Region 6 Approved MOU Training Providers
Equipment (VIPR) agreements

Contact

Fire Protection Division
2600 State Street
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: 503-945-7207