EASTERN OREGON:  Fire engine to EO Range-land

EASTERN OREGON: Fire engine to EO Range-land

This week BLM transferred a fire engine to eastern Oregon Rangeland Fire Protection Association. Cooperative partnerships between the BLM and local and rural fire departments, including RFPAs, are crucial to remote wildfire response.
The fire truck, transferred to the Fields-Andrews Rangeland Fire Protection Association, will help bulk up the community’s wildland firefighting capabilities. The keys and ownership of a 2011 Ford F550 were handed over to the Fields-Andrews RFPA President and RFPA board members to enhance their wildland firefighting capabilities. John Williams, Fields-Andrews RFPA President said, “Our relationships have grown so well, and all in the right direction. This is the best of the cooperation that we have built over the last twenty years.”
The engine will be stationed near Fields, Oregon, and available for some 44 trained firefighters in the RFPA to serve approximately 120 rural landowners within their district. Read the full release: https://go.usa.gov/xVcC8
– In July of this year, the BLM transferred another engine to the City of Vale Fire and Ambulance Department. https://go.usa.gov/xVcCm
– Read about the small BLM team responsible for customizing, ordering and delivering all the new U.S. Department of the Interior firetrucks ➡https://goo.gl/QmYMTM
– For all the latest wildfire information in the Pacific Northwest, visit the NWCC: https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/index.aspx
(Info above released by BLM Oregon & Washington)