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.
- Heat Related Injuries Pocketcard
- Coos 2016
- Douglas 2018
- North Cascade 2017
- Northeast Oregon - Blue Mountain Interagency 2016
(Part of the Blue Mountain Interagency Fire Danger Operating Plan, includes Northeast Oregon areas such as Pendleton, Wallowa, and La Grande, also includes John Day)
- Northwest Oregon 2017
- Ochoco-Maury - Central Oregon Interagency 2016
(Part of the Central Oregon Fire Danger Operating Plan, includes Prineville area)
- Monument 2016
(Part of the Central Oregon Fire Danger Operating Plan, includes Sisters area and the north half of Walker Range)
- South Cascades 2018
- South Central Oregon - South Central Oregon Interagency 2016
(Part of the South Central Oregon Fire Danger Operating Plan with Cascades, Central, and Desert areas, includes ODF Klamath and Lakeview, and the south half of Walker Range)
- Southwest Oregon 2017
- The Dalles 2017
- Walker Range 2014
- Western Lane 2018
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.
Email for more information about Pocket Cards.