The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) administers the Interagency Firefighting Crew Agreement (IFCA) on behalf of the states of Oregon and Washington, and various federal agencies, to provide qualified crews for wildland fire suppression services or Severity/Preparedness assignments for Oregon and Washington. Crews may also be utilized elsewhere.

The typical work of crew wildland fire suppression is performed utilizing hand tools to construct fireline and power saws to clear brush. Firefighting crews are often called upon to help construct hose lays that bring water to the fire area. Once a fire has been contained, crews may perform mop-up operations.

The 2017 IFCA is currently in effect. This Agreement may be extended for up to three one-year extension terms. During this IFCA period, new companies/crews will be unable to participate. Release of the next IFCA solicitation is anticipated for the year 2021.

Hot Topics - IFCA Contractors


REMINDER TO ALL IFCA CONTRACTORS: Final Company Manifests for the 2018 Fire Season are due July 01, 2018.  Please email to using the Company Manifest Excel spreadsheet form. We look forward to working with you all this season.


 2018 Award Summary Sheets are now in effect; reflecting the 2.1% blanket increase for all IFCA contractors.


Link to DOL AAM #225   The revised wage determinations reflect the new Health and Welfare Fringe Benefit amounts as of August 01.

 Link to EO 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors:  

           Applicable Wage Determination through 04/30/2018



Photo: Hand crew working on a hot spot


Fire Protection Division
2600 State Street
Salem, OR 97310
Phone: 503-945-7479