About the OSFM Wildfire Investment Program
To rise to the challenge of the wildfire crisis facing Oregon, the OSFM has taken a
with smart investments. The agency takes
approach to increase response and
reduce risk in communities across the
Response means being ready to act when wildfires spark.
We strengthened our firefighting resources and training to ensure swift and effective action. This includes equipping our firefighters with the tools and knowledge they need to handle even the toughest situations.
only focused on fighting fires after they start;
we're also working hard to reduce the risk of wildfires in the first place. That means
giving communities the tools and resources to take
proactive steps like
clearing brush, creating firebreaks, and educating communities about fire safety.
We're promoting local solutions that work for each community while fitting into the bigger picture for the
entire state. By working together and investing wisely, we can make Oregon safer and more resilient in the face of wildfires.
Open Investment Opportunities
2024 Wildfire Season Staffing Grant
The $6-million 2024 Wildfire Season Staffing Grant funds local fire agencies to hire personnel for the fire season. This
additional capacity allows fire agencies to respond to other calls, improving response times, and
ultimately saving lives. Local fire agencies can apply for up to $35,000 to hire
additional firefighters using their current staffing model.
Priority will be given to local fire agencies whose annual property tax income does not exceed $2 million. Agencies with an annual property tax income exceeding $2 million are eligible.
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Community Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant
The competitive $18-million Community Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant was open to local governments, special districts, structural fire service agencies, and non-governmental organizations. This grant funds wildfire risk reduction projects, equipment, and staff. These projects will help protect people, property, and communities, preparing communities for wildfire impacts and creating a more fire-adapted Oregon. Click here for full story map.
2023 Wildfire Season Staffing Grant
The $6-million 2023 Wildfire Season Staffing Grant funded local fire agencies to hire firefighters for the fire season. This additional capacity allows fire agencies to respond to other calls, improving response times, and ultimately saving lives. Local fire agencies could apply for up to $35,000 to hire additional firefighters using the current district or department staffing model. Click here for full story map.
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