Central Oregon Fire Managment Service - Who We Are

The Central Oregon Fire Management Service (COFMS) area includes the Deschutes National Forest, the Ochoco National Forest, the Crooked River National Grassland, and the Prineville District BLM. These four units are managed cooperatively under combined leadership, with decision makers from both agencies.

The COFMS boundary has been divided into five planning units called Divisions to facilitate fire suppression and fire management activities. Although the areas work together to complete projects and suppress fires, each Division has its own Fire Management Officer (FMO), Assistant Fire Management Officer (AFMO) and staff.

COFMS also partners with the Oregon Department of Forestry for fire protection, and has a central dispatching facility that serves as a communications hub for fire and fuels operations.

Central Oregon also hosts several National Resources such as smokejumpers, two hotshot crews, and several airtankers, as well as several Regional Resources such as rappelers and helicopters.

COFMS Divisions - Contact Information and Maps

COFMS Boundary Map (PDF)

Air tanker retardant drop
  • Cascade Division
    • FMO James Osbourne
    • Suppression AFMO Joe Cochran
    • Fuels AFMO Jinny Reed, Larae Guillory
    • Sisters Ranger District at 541-549-7700
    • Division Map (PDF)
Mechanical fuels treatment
  • Newberry Division
    • FMO Kevin Stock
    • Suppression AFMO Dave Robertson
    • Suppression AFMO Mel Durrant
    • Fuels AFMO Robert Newey
    • Fuels AFMO Trevor Miller
    • Fuels AFMO Alex Enna
    • Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District at 541-383-4000
    • Division Map (PDF)
Davis Fire
  • Crescent Division
    • FMO Ryan Sullivan
    • Suppression AFMO Sonny Caldwell
    • Fuels AFMO Kathy Enna
    • Crescent Ranger District at 541-433-3200
    • Division Map (PDF)
Prescribed fire
  • Rivers Division
    • FMO Dan Ridenour
    • Suppression AFMO Don Tschida
    • Suppression AFMO Jake Akerberg
    • Fuels AFMO Guy Chamness
    • Fuels AFMO Sheldon Rhoden
    • Prineville BLM at 541-416-6700
    • Division Map (PDF)
Wildfire in the Ochocos
  • Prairie Division
    • FMO Dave Schultz
    • Suppression AFMO Richard Harnden
    • Suppression AFMO Jason Gibb
    • Fuels AFMO Sam Pearcy
    • Fuels AFMO Barry Kleckler
    • Ochoco National Forest at 541-416-6500
    • Division Map (PDF)