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Incident Resources Agreement (IRA) Program

Thank you for your interest in assisting with the wildland firefighting in Oregon! ODF offers contractors the opportunity to provide fire resources through the administration of the ODF Incident Resource Agreements. We are working 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 hand crews, water handling/heavy equipment, medical units, security services, mobile kitchens and more. These assets and services are secured by ODF Call-When-Needed (CWN) Incident Resource Agreements (IRA). IRA contractors may select to work within specific ODF geographic areas, or under statewide ODF jurisdiction.

IRA 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.


ODF is in the process of making several amendments to the 2022-2024 IRA to simplify the application process and provide clarifying language on various topics including daily meal compensation, government paid medivac, updates to training/qualification requirements and others. The IRA rate guide will be updated to reflect an across-the-board-increase from 2022 for all listed resources for 2023.

The open application period for the 2023 fire year is anticipated to begin early April 2023 and extends through the month of July 2023. Additional applications may be accepted after July contingent on fire activity and resource needs on lands protected by ODF. During the open application period, current contractors will be able to add/edit resources and rates for their currently executed agreements and new contractor applications will be accepted.

Prior to the open application period, additional information will be communicated on the IRA amendment details and the process for contractors to edit/add resources on currently executed agreements. 

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

2022 Incident Resource Agreements

Topics for contractor awareness

PCSU email:

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.




Protection Contract Services Unit (PCSU)