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Applications closed on November 30, 2022. Awards were announced in May 2023.
Engine Program - $25 million
This $25-million program is purchasing and strategically placing new firefighting equipment across Oregon. The
OSFM is purchasing type 3, type 6, and tactical tenders to assist local host agencies in keeping fires small and
away from communities.
When responding to wildfires that could impact communities, the OSFM relies on the Oregon Fire Mutual Aid System
For more info, click here or view the guidelines or FAQs.
To learn more, visit our Engine Program page.
Applications closed on October 28, 2022. Awards were announced in April 2023.
Oregon State Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Program - $3 million
The Oregon State Fire Marshal invested $3 million in the Oregon State Fire Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Program.
Klamath County Fire District No. 1 and Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue will each receive $1.5 million dollars for
the two-year program. These agencies were selected because of the increased risk of wildfire near their
communities. Over the last few decades, these regions have experienced more wildfires, increasing the demand for
firefighters. This investment will help to lessen that need and provide highly-trained personnel to stop fires
before they have a chance to grow and impact communities.
The Oregon fire service has seen a decrease in the number of career and volunteer firefighters entering the
field. The goals of the apprenticeship program are to create pathways into a career and increase diversity and
inclusion, ensuring the Oregon fire service represents the communities they serve.
Read the full announcement here:
Read more about the apprenticeship program: Oregon State Fire
Fighter Joint Apprenticeship Program
Funding was announced in May 2023.
Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) Investments - $2.7 million
In February 2023, the OSFM made a strategic one-time $2.7 million investment at the local and county levels
through community wildfire protection plans (CWPP). Projects will happen in 25 CWPP planning areas located in
Baker, Benton, Clackamas, Coos, Crook, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Gilliam, Hood River, Jackson, Jefferson,
Josephine, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Wallowa, Wheeler, and Yamhill
Projects include promoting wildfire-specific community risk reduction efforts, community education, defensible
space projects, home assessments, media campaigns, signage, fuel mitigation programs, and grant funds. A full
list of projects and locations can be found here.
Awards were announced in February 2023.
2022 Wildfire Season Staffing Grant
As part of the OSFM's Response Ready Oregon Initiative, $6 million in grant funding was available to Oregon's 306
local fire districts and departments to hire additional staff during the 2022 wildfire season. Local fire
agencies could request up to $35,000. Agencies used the funds to expand capacity using their current staffing
model and pay scale.
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Defensible Space Incentive Grant for Schools and Hospitals
The $271,000 Defensible Space Improvement Grant from early 2022 funded Oregon's public or private schools,
universities, and hospitals to complete projects to prevent embers from igniting a fire on or near their
2021 Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Assistance Grant
In January 2021, the Oregon Legislature Emergency Board granted $4.9 million to the OSFM to distribute to the Oregon fire service. The grant's goal was to improve the capacity and capability of fire protection districts and fire departments across Oregon to protect communities and play a pivotal role in wildland fire prevention and suppression in the WUI.
This grant was administered as a pass-through award for fire agencies with priority for those impacted by the 2020 fire season and underrepresented and underserved communities, although all Oregon fire jurisdictions were eligible to receive funding. For more information, click here.
To learn more about the investments and how they’re impacting communities around the state, check out our Success Stories page.