Fire and Aviation Management

CURRENT SITUATION

Fire Danger Rating: VERY HIGH

Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL):

  • Current IFPL: (541) 957-3489
    • Cottage Grove Ranger District III
    • Diamond Lake Ranger District III
    • North Umpqua Ranger District III
    • Tiller Ranger District III

Public Use Restrictions:

News Releases:

Wildland Fire Info - InciWeb - Incident Information System - InciWeb is an interagency wildland fire incident information management system.

Northwest Interagency Coordination Center (NWCC) - The NWCC serves as the nortwest area geographic focal point to provide logistical support and intelligence relative to anticipated and ongoing wildland fire activity for all federal and cooperating state wildland fire suppression agencies.

National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) - Located in Boise, Idaho, NIFC is the nationwide clearinghouse for information on current wildland fire status and national situation reports

CONTACTS

Forest Service

Douglas Forest Protection Association (DFPA)

  • For information on burning restrictions and closures on land protected by DFPA, call the Closure Information Line at (541) 672-0379, or visit the DFPA web site at www.dfpa.net.
  • For burning permits or other business, call DFPA headquarters at (541) 672-6507.

FIREWORKS

Fireworks of any type and exploding targets are prohibited on National Forest lands under Federal Law. Some exceptions for fireworks may occur, but only under special use permit, at the discretion of land managers and in strict accordance with fire prevention regulations. The prohibition of exploding targets on National Forest lands is not intended to deter the sport of target shooting. The prohibition is directed at concerns over the potential for fire ignition associated with the use of exploding targets on public lands. The Forest Service recognizes hunting and safe target shooting as a valid use of National Forest System lands.

FIRE STATS

Year Number of Fire Starts Acres Burned
2013 86 17,959
2012 48 156
2011 108 2,853
2010 49 149
2009 142 25,028
2008 20 6
2007 54 20
2006 65 79
2005 21 2
2004 27 10
2003 38 1,297
2002 102 88,159

FIRE EMPLOYMENT

Find more information about fire-fighting and fire-related positions, both permanent and temporary job opportunities visit the Forest Service Fire & Aviation Management Employment web site.