OR/WA Rural Fire Readiness Application

Through the Rural Fire Readiness program, equipment is transferred in a fire-ready state with items like hoses, fittings, tools, and radios. Use of funds is limited to wildland fire training, equipment, supplies, wildland fire prevention and fire mitigation activities.

Cooperators must meet all the requirements below to be considered for BLM Rural Fire Readiness equipment transfers:

  • Have an existing cooperative fire response agreement with the BLM;
  • Serve a rural community or area;
  • Have wildland fire protection responsibilities;
  • Is in the vicinity of, or within, the wildland urban interface, or an established Rangeland Fire Protection Association;
  • Be near BLM-administered lands and respond to wildland fires in support of BLM when available and as needed; and
  • Provides a benefit to the BLM.

The cut-off period for applications is March 29 this year. The PDF applications need to be turned into fire management at their cooperating BLM district. Applications are reviewed annually by the local districts following the close of the application period.

For additional information please contact your local BLM fire management staff:

Burns: Brett Morefield, 307-388-9992

Coos Bay: Spencer Gregory, 541-671-1816

Lakeview: Jesse Morris, 541-219-1671

Medford: Chris Glode, 541-618-2241

Northwest Oregon: Dan Eddy, 541-207-2846

Prineville: Nate LeFevre, 541-255-6595

Roseburg: Spencer Gregory, 541-671-1816

Spokane: Lonnie Newton, 208-501-4019

Vale: Justin Fenton, 541-473-6329

Program Lead, State Office: Larae Guillory, 458-218-1598

Apply Here (Online)    Apply Here (PDF)



Rural Fire Readiness Equipment Transfer