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Firefighting ground resources

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 a specific ODF district, or under statewide ODF jurisdiction.

  • Current IRA contractors: Current, fully executed 2020/21 IRAs, will be effective through Dec. 31, 2021. You will be contacted if ODF requires current or updated training/insurance certificates or equipment inspections.

    • You may contact ODF at pcsu@oregon.gov at any time to provide updated materials.

  • Templates are being finalized for medical units, security services and food unit resources. These will be uploaded for application access in the near future.
  • To apply for an ODF IRA for the resources specified below, please complete an ODF Incident Resource Agreement (Fillable application PDF) and submit pages 12 - 13+ with the required current training and insurance documents to pcsu@oregon.gov. You will receive an email notification when your completed form has been received. Your application will be reviewed, and equipment may be pre-inspected (for) prior to execution of an agreement.

  • To apply for an ODF IRA for Type 2 Wildland Firefighting Crews, please complete and submit the ODF Type 2 Crew IRA (Fillable application PDF), Attachment A (required) and Attachment B (optional) with required current insurance certificates/farm labor certificates (if applicable) to pcsu@oregon.gov. You will receive an email notification when your completed application has been received. Your application will be reviewed and a pre-inspection may be required prior execution of an agreement. Firefighter qualification cards will be inspected at ODF incidents for compliance with training and qualification requirements. NOTE: There is no deadline for the application, however, if you wish to have an IRA in place by May 1, 2021, your application must be received prior to April 27, 2021.

  • All IRA Vendors, regardless of resource type, must complete and submit a current W-9 form with their application packet and must be registered in the OregonBuys system to enable payment.

  • Contractors that currently have equipment on a U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Virtual Incident Procurement (VIPR) agreement will not be granted an IRA for the same piece(s) of equipment. ODF intends to utilize VIPR resources when practical, therefore eliminating the need for duplicity.

List of resources (Note: Operators must be provided with equipment) currently available for IRA application:

  • Chippers
  • Dozers
  • Drivers W/Vehicle
  • Engines
  • Excavators
  • Faller Modules
  • Feller/Bunchers
  • Fuel Tenders
  • Hand Washing Unit/Porta Potties
  • Mobile Laundry
  • Potable/Gray Water Trucks
  • RADO/PIO
  • Refrigerated Trailer
  • Road Graders
  • Skidders
  • Skidgines
  • Support Tenders
  • Transports
  • Weed Wash
Photo: Jess Holland, a member of the Redmond Interagency Hotshots crew

PocketCards

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.

Resources

Contacts

Protection Contract Services Unit (PCSU)
pcsu@oregon.gov

Bea Noyes
PCSU Coordinator
503-945-7479

Bob Arnsmeier
Contract Officer
503-945-7422

Misty Easter
Compliance Specialist
503-945-7283

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