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ORFirePreventionWorkshop2018 REGISTER NOW! 2018 Oregon Fire Prevention Workshop February 13-15, 2018 Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites in Ashland, Oregon   The workshop will provide structural and wildland fire prevention educational sessions, networking opportunities, and more. The sessions include:   Keynote: You’ll rarely meet the life you save! – Jeff Johnson, CEO Western Fire Chiefs Association…Read more »

June 21, 2017 Contact:  Tom Fields (503) 945-7440  tom.fields@oregon.gov FIRE DANGER ON THE RISE While the southwest is experiencing a record-breaking heatwave, Oregon is also in store for elevated temperatures heading into the weekend. Consequently, summer heat and dry landscapes increase the risk of wildfires. While some parts of the state have declared fire season…Read more »

Fire Season Begins June 19th on DFPA Protected Land  The Douglas Forest Protective Association will officially go into fire season Monday, June 19th at 12:01 a.m. on all 1.6 million acres of private, county, state, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Indian Affairs lands that are protected by DFPA. With the start of fire…Read more »

June 20, 2017 Oregon Department of Forestry                                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Southwest Oregon District 5286 Table Rock Rd. Central Point, OR  97502 Contact: Melissa Cano, Public Information Officer (541) 613-6313 or (541) 664-3328   Fire Danger Level Jumps to Moderate Wednesday Public Fire Restrictions will take effect The fire danger level on Oregon Department of…Read more »

A ban on all open and backyard burning will take effect on June 15 in Linn, Benton and Marion counties. The Oregon Department of Forestry and the fire defense boards of the three counties announced the ban, which aims to reduce the incidence of open debris burns escaping control. The restrictions will extend through Oct….Read more »

2017 Spring Annual Report 5_23_2017

2017 Spring Annual Report 5_23_2017

May 23, 2017– Sitting around a campfire is one of the special times we all enjoy, but campfires are also a major cause of wildfires. May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon State Fire Marshal, and the Oregon Department of Forestry urge Oregonians to follow these basic outdoor safety tips: •…Read more »

May 15, 2017–May is Wildfire Awareness Month and the ideal time to reduce the excess vegetation around your home that could pose a wildfire threat. As you begin spring clean-up, Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal urge you to consider chipping or recycling your yard…Read more »

May 9, 2017–Before summer arrives, create a circle of safety around your home to protect it from wildfire. May is Oregon Wildfire Awareness Month. All month long the Oregon Department of Forestry, Keep Oregon Green Association, the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal and fire educators statewide are spreading the word on ways to prevent…Read more »