OSFM is developing an engine program to purchase and strategically place new firefighting equipment across the state. The apparatus will be placed based on the gap analysis survey Oregon fire service agencies participated in late 2021. The responses collected represented nearly every fire defense board in the state. A specification committee was formed, comprised of a diverse group from fire agencies across the state.
This program is a critical step in Oregon's response to devasting catastrophic wildfires witnessed over the last decade - in local response, regional mutual aid, and conflagrations. The program is currently funded at approximately $25 million.
The OSFM is purchasing type 3, type 6, and tactical tenders intended to assist local host agencies with keeping fires small and away from communities. Host agencies will not be required to respond to statewide mobilizations, but are encouraged to, providing OSFM apparatus are used at the local and/or regional levels.
All OSFM apparatus will come equipped per the 2022 Oregon fire service mobilization plan for response in the wildland-urban interface. This equipment will become the property of the host agency. Apparatus must maintain appropriate equipment based on type per the mobilization plan. The apparatus may be retrofitted or modified upon request to meet agency needs.
Engine Program Guidelines
Engine Program FAQ
For questions about the engine program, email EngineProgram@osp.oregon.gov.