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Fire prevention

Oregonians take great pride in the many treasures our state has to offer. Oregon Department of Forestry's mission to protect, manage and promote stewardship of our forests begins with fire prevention. Make fire prevention a priority in your life by following rules and regulations and being good stewards of the land. Stay up-to-date with fire restrictions by visiting our fire restrictions map. Browse the rest of our site below for additional fire prevention and safety tips whether you're at home, at work, or play. Let's Keep Oregon Green for this generation and generations to come.

Fire protection starts with prevention video

Prevention at home, work, and play

Grant opportunities

​These grants help fire agencies meet their firefighting and emergency response needs. Links provide background on VFA grants along with instructions and forms to apply. 
The 2020 application period is open from March 9, 2020 through April 17, 2020. DUE TO COVID-19 ODF will consider an application extension if the need for an extension is a result of COVID-19 impacts. The application extension is available through May 8, 2020, with the application due on May 8, 2020. Contact Mary Schmelz or 503-945-7369 for approval.
Keep in mind federal funds have not yet been allocated and final awards are contingent upon final federal funding allocations. Award recipients will be notified when funding is finalized. It is anticipated that the award results will be posted in June 2020.

Questions? Contact the VFA Coordinator Email.

These grants help communities reduce their vulnerability to wildfire.​ Contact your local Department of Forestry field office to learn more.​​​

Additional fire prevention programs/plans


Oregon Department of Forestry
2600 State Street, Building E
Salem, OR 97310 
Phone: 503-945-7498
Phone: 503-373-1540 
Fax: 503-373-1825


Fire Prevention Program
2600 State Street
Salem, OR 97310

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