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PF&R members are currently deployed around the state at various fires and fire complexes.

Portland Fire & Rescue Wildland Deployments 2023

Tuesday, 6/13, at approximately 1715, the Oregon State Fire Marshal (OSFM) mobilized six task forces and an incident management team to Umatilla County as firefighters battle two fast-moving wildfires.  Governor Tina Kotek invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act for the Hat Rock fire and Mount Hebron fire to provide these additional resources. 

Level 2 evacuation orders are in place through the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office for the Hat Rock fire, and some residents self-evacuated due to the fire activity on the Mount Hebron fire. Local fire officials have confirmed some outbuildings were lost in the Mount Hebron fire. 

The OSFM's Green Incident Management Team will be briefed and assume command. The six task forces are coming from around the state through the Oregon Fire Mutual Aid System.

PF&R has provided the following task force and IMT resources:

Task Force Leader

Type 6 Brush Unit 27    

Type 6 Brush Unit 29

Green IMT Members

Portland Fire & Rescue Wildland Deployments 2022

No crews were deployed in 2022.

Portland Fire & Rescue Wildland Deployments 2021

Portland Fire & Rescue has a responsibility to dedicate resources to the Oregon State Fire Marshal when deployments are requested. So far in 2021 PF&R has deployed the following resources:

  • - 6/30 Wrentham Fire, Wasco County (NE of Dufur): Sent resources as part of the Multnomah County Task Force and deployed three members as part of the state’s IMT.
  • - 7/2 Sunset Valley Fire, Wasco County (east of The Dalles): OSFM re-deployed the County Task Force resources to help on this fire due to being within the area and loss to property was imminent.  They worked side by side with the local community, farmers, and fire department and were able to contain the fire to approximately a 1000 acres.  Had the state not redeployed resources and implemented aggressive containment measures, this fire could have blown up to over 50,000 acres within 48 hours due to the dry conditions and red flag weather.
  • 7/6 - Jack Fire, Douglas County: deployed 3 members as part of the state’s IMT Blue Team  
  • 7/10 - Boot Leg Fire, Klamath County- Mobilized as part of the Multnomah County Task Force and also deployed 1 member as part of the OSFM’s IMT (Green Team).
  • 7/12 - Grandview Fire (Sisters Area), State’s (IMT) Red Team- deployed 3 members to help with incident management.
  • 7/17 - Elbow creek IMT team members deployed
  • 8/10 - Middle Fork Complex fire, Lane County Red Team deployed
  • 8/13 – Fox Complex (formerly Patton Meadow) Fire in Lake County
  • 9/9 - Cougar Peak Fire in Lake County
A map of 2021 wildfires in Oregon

PF&R has members assigned to the following IMT positions:

               Deputy Incident Commander - Trainee

               Deputy Incident Commander - Trainee

               Planning Section Chief

               GIS

               Communications Unit Leader

               Communications Technician – Trainee    

               Public Information Officer

              Operations Section Chief

              Deputy Planning Section Chief

              Resource Unit Leader

              Division Supervisor – Trainee

              Communications Technician – Trainee

OSFM IMT Member Deployment Status:

Red team

Deputy incident commander      Bootleg Fire (deployed 7/19) (returned 7/24)

                                                          Middle Fork Complex (deployed 8/10)

Deputy incident commander      Bootleg Fire (deployed 7/11) (returned 7/24)

                                                          Middle Fork Complex (deployed 8/13)

Planning Section Chief                 Bootleg Fire (deployed 7/19) (returned 7/24)

                                                         Middle Fork Complex (deployed 8/10) (returned 8/17)

GIS                                                    Bootleg Fire (deployed 7/19) (returned 7/24)

                                                          Middle Fork Complex (deployed 8/13) (returned 8/20) 

Communications Unit Leader      Bootleg Fire (deployed 7/19) (returned 7/24)

                                                          Middle Fork Complex (deployed 8/10) (returned 8/17)

Communication Technician Trainee (deployed 8/10)

Liaison Officer                           Middle Fork Complex (deployed 8/10) (returned 8/17)

Blue team

Public Information Officer            Bootleg fire (deployed 7/19) (returned 7/24)

                                                           Fox Complex  deployed 8/13) (returned 8/21)

Operations section Chief               Bootleg fire (deployed 7/19) (returned 7/24)

Resource Unit Leader                     Elbow Creek fire (deployed 7/17) (returned 7/28)

                                                           Fox Complex (deployed 8/13) (returned 8/21)

Deputy Planning Section Chief     Fox Complex, (deployed 8/13) (returned 8/21)

Green team

Not currently deployed

Multnomah County Task Force #21 was mobilized to the Bootleg Fire in Klamath County 7/19

Task Force Leader Aid/Trainee

BU18 - Engine Boss (returned 7/24)

BU 18 – Engine Boss Trainee (returned 7/24)

BU 14 – Engine Boss (returned 7/24)

BU14 – Engine Boss Trainee (returned 7/24)

Multnomah County Task Force #43 was mobilized to the Fox Complex in Lake County 8/13

Task Force Leader Trainee                           

BU18 – Engine Boss                                        

BU18 – Engine Boss Trainee                        

BU14 - Engine Boss                                         

BU14 - Engine Boss Trainee                        

Resources deployed to the Cougar Peak Fire on 9/9 include:

Logistics Truck and Trailer:  Task Force Leader and Task Force Leader Trainee (deployed 9/9)

Brush Unit: Engine Boss and Engine Boss Trainee (deployed 9/9)

Brush Unit: Engine Boss and Engine Boss Trainee (deployed 9/9)

Water Tender: Engine Boss and Engine Boss Trainee (deployed 9/9)