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Listening & Understanding Sessions

OSFM programs rely on collaborating with our stakeholders and Oregonians. We are grounded in developing and maintaining services that reflect and serve Oregon. Our staff achieves this in multiple ways; one is hosting listening and understanding opportunities, which are facilitated discussions to gather feedback from our partners. 

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In 2019, the OSFM hosted 16 community meetings statewide and facilitated conversations about wildland fire prevention and response. Staff interacted with nearly 250 structural fire service members, tribal leaders, public safety officers, and other response and planning partners. Download the full report here.

The 2021 Oregon Legislative Assembly passed Senate Bill 762. The law codified wildfire prevention, risk reduction, and emergency response programs for the OFSM. An essential component of structuring the new and expanded OSFM programs involved gathering feedback and local perspectives to inform investment and program design strategies. The OSFM conducted virtual listening sessions which provided an opportunity for the Oregon fire service, partners, and the public to offer input and guidance for our programs.

Download the full executive summary here.

The 2022 listening and understanding sessions were recorded. Click the links below for the full recordings.

Community Risk Reduction Session
Fire Response Session
Oregon Fire Service Session