April’s forum started with a spark and ignited into a full-blown wildfire simulation demonstrating how multiple organizations work together to protect our region. A unified command, making unified decisions!

If you missed the forum, we’ll be posting the recording soon.

Ways you can engage?

  • Be a responsible community member – clean up around your home, office, community, etc this Spring. Check out the FIREFREE events for free yard debris recycling around Central Oregon.
  • Sign up for Deschutes Emergency Alerts here. Sign up for text alerts about prescribed fire by texting COFIRE to 888777.
  • Visit Central Oregon Fire for up-to-date information on prescribed fire and wildfire locations, smoke impacts, and health resources.
  • Volunteer for Deschutes County Search and Rescue.

Want more information? Explore these additional resources:

Thank you to our participants:

Facilitator Alex Robertson, (Fire and Aviation Staff Officer, Central Oregon Fire Management Service), Bob Madden (Deputy Chief, Bend Fire Department), Rob Pentzer (Acting District Forester, Oregon Department of Forestry), Nathan Garibay (Emergency Manager, Deschutes County Sherriff’s Office), and Doug Johnson (Deputy Fire & Aviation Staff Officer, Central Oregon Fire Management Service).

Special thank you to the forum sponsors for helping create this important conversation!

Presenting sponsors:


Supporting sponsors:

PayneWest Insurance
Brooks Resources Corporation
Farmers Insurance/ Perry Rhodes Agency