Central Oregon Fire Management 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

  • Fire Management Officer Andrew Myhra
  • Assistant Fire Management Officer - Suppression Vince Grace
  • Fuels Assistant Fire Management Officer Vacant
  • Sisters Ranger District (541) 549-7700
  • Division Map (PDF)
Mechanical fuels treatment

Newberry Division

  • Fire Management Officer Robert Newey
  • Assistant Fire Management Officer - Operations Cason McCain
  • Assistant Fire Management Officer - Operations Mel Durrant
  • Assistant Fire Management Officer - Fuels Ted Adams
  • Assistant Fire Management Officer - Fuels Heidi Springer
  • Assistant Fire Management Officer - Fuels Planner Jeff Crawford
  • Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District (541) 383-5300
  • Division Map (PDF)
Davis Fire

Crescent Division

  • Fire Management Officer Tanner Eccles
  • Assistant Fire Management Officer - Suppression Taylor Gatliff
  • Assistant Fire Management Officer - Fuels Wendy Detwiler
  • Crescent Ranger District (541) 433-3200
  • Division Map (PDF)
Prescribed fire

‚ÄčRivers Division

  • Fire Management Officer Larae Guillory
  • Assistant Fire Management Officer - Suppression Adam Barnes
  • Assistant Fire Management Officer - Suppression Cameron Danison
  • Assistant Fire Management Officer - Suppression Jamie Schnick
  • Prineville BLM (541) 416-6700
  • Division Map (PDF)
Wildfire in the Ochocos

Prairie Division

  • Fire Management Officer Jason Gibb
  • Assistant Fire Management Officer - Suppression Jim O'Leary
  • Assistant Fire Management Officer - Suppression Joel Delgado
  • Assistant Fire Management Officer - Suppression John Fisher
  • Ochoco National Forest (541) 416-6500
  • Division Map (PDF)