The department's Public Affairs Program staff are available to respond to media inquiries. Staff are each assigned to work with specific programs and provide in-depth information on program activities.
Dan Postrel, Public Affairs Program Director
Protection From Fire
Rod Nichols, Public Information Officer
Tony Andersen, Public Information Officer
Nick Hennemann, Public Information Officer
Urban Forestry /Publications
Cynthia A. Orlando, Public Information Officer
Resource Planning /Agency Web Communications
Jeri Chase, Public Information Officer
Oregon Department of Forestry
Public Affairs Program
2600 State Street
Salem, OR 97310
During Fire Season, which can run from late May through October, Public Affairs Staff rotate Fire Duty - serving as the first point of contact for information during and outside of regular business hours about fires on lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. Duty Officers issue Daily Fire Updates that are provided to media outlets and also posted on the agency's webpage. If you have questions at any time about fires on department-protected lands, you may page the duty officer at 503-370-0403 and the duty officer will respond promptly.