Fire Management

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We have a wide variety of ways we work with fire on the landscape, from our long-standing history of wildfire suppression to the more recent inclusion of prescribed fire for ecological restoration purposes.

Prescribed burning: Health and safety of people is our number one priority.  The Rogue River-Siskiyou will discontinue prescribed burning until further notice.  It’s important for the communities we serve to have clean air during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some information and basic rules before you start exploring:

  • To report a fire, please call 911!
  • Fireworks of any kind are prohibited on National Forest lands under Federal law. Please help us take care of your public lands!
  • Dependent on the season and fire danger, area closures may be in effect on portions of the RRSNF in order to ensure public safety and facilitate fire fighting efforts. Please contact your local ranger district offices for more information. Know before you go!
  • If you are recreating on state, BLM-administered or private lands, please consult the Oregon Department of Forestry for their current regulations.
    • (541) 664-3328 (Medford)
    • (541) 474-3152 (Grants Pass)

Useful Links

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Operating as an all risk dispatch facility, RVICC is the primary focus for reporting, tracking, and processing orders of aircraft, equipment, overhead, crews, and supplies assigned to incidents.

Prescribed Fire Banner

Learn more about the current fire danger, Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL), what fire suppression resources are available, the current weather, and links to regional and national fire information. During Fire Season, this information will be updated daily.

RR Interagency Hotshot Crew Banner

The Rogue River Interagency Hotshot Crew's mission is to provide land management agencies with a safe, highly-skilled and productive wildland fire management resource.

Siskiyou Rappel Crew Banner

The Siskiyou Rappel Crew is a 21-person U.S. Forest Service initial attack crew based out of Grants Pass, Oregon. They have one National rappel aircraft and one National large fire support Type 1 aircraft, but routinely host additional helicopters as the season dictates, which can be staffed as needed with the support of boosters and qualified district personnel.

Aviation Banner

The Medford Airtanker Base is a key element of a collaborative wildfire protection strategy developed in partnership with local, state and federal agencies. The Base further enhances local firefighting capability for a five county area that includes Jackson, Josephine, Coos, Curry and Douglas Counties.

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Learn more about who we work with on the ground, both during wildfires and mild fires!

Learning Center Banner

Wanting to learn more about Fire Prevention and Education tools? This page is full of resources to help you, whether it's information on Firewise Communities, or Smokey Bear, or beyond!

National Wildfire Information Banner

This page includes links to help you gain the insight you might need into larger incidents, including those not on the RRSNF.