Spring clean-up should prevent, not start wildfires


May 29, 2018 SALEM, Ore. – Many Oregonians have good intentions each spring when they set out to eliminate wildfire hazards around the home. But the tools they use may actually start a wildfire if not handled properly.   A sad example is the 2015 Stouts Creek Fire in southwest Oregon. Reportedly caused by a…Read more »



April 25th, 2018  GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass is one of seven Oregon communities that have received small grants to hold wildfire prevention projects on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day May 5. Grants Pass, along with LaPine, Lostine, Ukiah, Umpqua and two neighborhoods in Corvallis, will join 144 other communities nationwide that will work to…Read more »

Prevent your campfire from turning into a wildfire


May 21, 2018 SALEM, Ore. – 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 Office of the State Fire Marshal, and the Oregon Department of Forestry urge Oregonians to follow…Read more »

Burn backyard debris safely


May 14, 2018 SALEM, Ore. – May is Wildfire Awareness Month in Oregon and the ideal time to trim back trees and shrubs from 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…Read more »

Create a circle of safety around your home in case of wildfire


May 7, 2018 SALEM, Ore. — May is the perfect time to create a circle of safety around your home to protect it from wildfire.  That’s one reason 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…Read more »

Oregon Department of Forestry and Keep Oregon Green invite public to new wildfire awareness exhibit at World Forestry Center


  May 3, 2018 PORTLAND, Ore. – A new exhibit all about wildfire in Oregon launches this week at the World Forestry Center in Portland. It runs through the end of June.   Special family-friendly activities are planned in conjunction with the exhibit each Saturday in May starting May 5 through May 26 and again…Read more »

Oregonians are invited in May to learn how to prevent wildfire as Wildfire Awareness Month kicks off


April 30, 2018 SALEM, Ore. – In the wake of last year’s serious wildfire season, the governors of Oregon and nine other Western states are proclaiming May 2018 as Wildfire Awareness Month. The chief executives have signed a joint proclamation encouraging all citizens to “take steps to better prepare their home and communities for wildfires…Read more »

Fire Prevention Workshop 2018


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 »

Fire Danger On The Rise


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 19 on DFPA Land


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 »