Oregon Once Again Sending Fire Crews to Assist California with Wildfires

Portland Fire and Rescue
Portland Fire and Rescue

December 05, 2017 21:05


The state of California has once again issued a request for firefighting resources to assist with firefighting efforts in California. Oregon will be answering their request by sending resources from throughout the state. Multnomah County is sending a strike team of type-one engines to assist. The five engines for the strike team will consist of two Gresham Fire engines and three Portland Fire engines, and a Chief Officer. The team has assembled, collected the wildfire deployment equipment that had been stowed after their return from the North Bay fire barely six weeks ago, and are headed south to meet up with other resources from our state.

While this second request in a single fire season for inter-state mutual aid from California is truly unprecedented, Oregon is fortunate to have the resources available. 2017 will go down as a record year for Oregon fire crews.

Updates and photos from the Multnomah County strike team will be provided as they become available.

For more information on statewide resources being sent please contact the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office PIO at 503-370-0033 (media pager)