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Incident Resources Agreement (IRA) Program

Thank you for your interest in assisting with wildland firefighting in Oregon! ODF has updated its internal protocols to offer potential vendors the opportunity to provide fire resources through administration of the ODF Incident Resources Agreement (IRA) Program at a statewide level. We are working hand-in-hand with our field offices to integrate efficient business practices with emphases on the culture and diversity of landowner/community relationships in Oregon.

Private contractors provide an array of firefighting resources to ODF and its partnering agencies for wildfire mitigation, including aircraft, hand crews, heavy equipment, engines/tenders, medical units, security services and others. These assets and services are secured by ODF Call-When-Needed (CWN) Incident Resource Agreements (IRA). IRA contractors may work within specific ODF geographic areas, or under statewide ODF jurisdiction.

NOTE: ALL IRA RESOURCE PROVIDERS must be registered in the OregonBuys system to receive payment.

News & updates for contractor awareness

  • NWCG Risk Mgt Committee hazard tree alert
  • Oregon OSHA’s adoption of rules to address employee exposure to wildfire smoke.
  • Oregon OSHA's adoption of rules to address employee and labor housing occupant exposure to high ambient temperatures.
  • These resources are used primarily on ODF and ODF/federal jurisdiction incidents in Oregon. Occasionally these resources may be requested for federal incidents in Oregon and neighboring states.
  • For the 2022 fire season, IRA resources will be ordered as 'Self-Sufficient' for the first 72 hours of an assignment, as documented on the Resource Order. The State will not provide subsistence (meal/drink) for this period of time, instead the Resource Provider will be compensated for subsistence after the end of the first shift worked, and in accordance with applicable per diem meal/incidental rates published by the US General Services Administration. IRA resources cannot be statused as available on a nationwide basis.
  • COVID-19 Update – Executive Order 21-29 Vaccination Requirement is no longer in effect. ODF recommends that agency staff and contractors take preventative measures (i.e., face masks, hand sanitizer, social distancing) on our incidents. There are no specific mandates or requirements in place at this time, however this may be subject to change based on future requirements set forth by the governor's office. Please refer to the CDC COVID-19 Community Levels document for information on COVID-19 community level risks and prevention steps by county.

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


NWCG Interagency and Northwest GACC PocketCards
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 PocketCards.




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