Welcome to the Blue Mountain Interagency Fire Center
Located in La Grande Oregon the Blue Mountain Interagency Fire Center is the home for the Blue Mountian Interagency Dispatch Center, the La Grande Air Tanker Base and the La Grande Fire Cache.
The Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center (BMIDC) is the interagency focal point for coordinating the mobilization of resources for wildland fire, wildland fire use, prescribed fire and other all-risk incidents throughout Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington.
The Dispatch Center also provides Intelligence and Predictive Services related-products to support wildland fire managers and firefighters throughout BMIDC's zone of influence.
Information regarding current wildfire activity in the Blue Mountain area of Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington. Hosted by Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center, Oregon Department of Forestry's Northeast Oregon District, Umatilla National Forest, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
Blue Mountain Prescribed Fire Council
Information regarding prescribed burning activity in the Blue Mountain area of Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington. Hosted by Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center, Oregon Department of Forestry's Northeast Oregon District, Umatilla National Forest, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
Blue Mountain Interactive Prescribed Fire Projects Map
This interactive map shows active, planned and recently completed prescribed fire units for the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests.
Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center is Looking for Dispatchers This Fire Hire 10/30/2020 – 11/9/2020
Wednesday, October 14th, 2020, 3:08:09 PM PDT
BMIDC - Our Mission is your Safety. Blue Mountain Interagency Fire Center (BMIFC) is the interagency focal point for coordinating the mobilization of resources, equipment and supplies for wildland fire, prescribed fire and other all-risk incidents throughout Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington. BMIFC footprint covers close to 7 million acres.
For the US Forest Service and through USAJOBS, with 90 days of firefighting experience you can apply for an Initial Attack Dispatcher position. As an Initial Attack dispatcher you will be using a Computer Aided dispatch system to dispatch wildland fire fighting resources from five agencies.
If interested, please explore the below links.
For We’re Hiring Flyer, Click Here
For Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Outreach Notice-Temporary Positions, Click Here
Public Use Restrictions lifted on the Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests
Wednesday, October 21st, 2020, 7:53:07 AM PDT
BMIDC - Recent widespread rainfall and cooler weather conditions across the Umatilla National Forest has decreased fire danger, prompting fire managers to lift all public use restrictions pertaining to recreational chainsaw use, smoking, and off-road travel, effective 12 p.m. on Oct. 20, 2020.
With cool conditions prevailing across the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, general Public Use Restrictions are no longer in effect as of Wednesday morning, October 14.
Fire managers ask all of us to keep being careful out there by following Smokey Bear's fire safety tips. They also remind us that year-around fire restrictions still apply to the following special areas:
For full release, click here, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Ends PURs
For full release, click here, PURs Lifted on the Umatilla National Forest
Oregon Department of Forestry Declares An End To Fire Season
Saturday, October 17th, 2020, 9:36:40 AM PDT
La Grande, OR - As of 12:01 am, October 17, 2020, the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) will terminate fire season for forestlands protected by the Northeast Oregon District. This includes over 2 million acres of private, state, county, municipal and tribal lands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry. The Northeast Oregon District includes lands in the following counties: Union, Baker, Umatilla, Wallowa and small portions of Grant, Morrow and Malheur counties.
The Northeast Oregon District has responded to a total of 66 fires, to date, burning on ODF protected lands in 2020. There have been 40 lightning fires for a total of 127.5 acres. Another 26 fires were human caused and burned a total of 126 acres.
For full release click here, Oregon Department of Forestry Declares An End To Fire Season
Specific fire locations and other information can be found on the Incident Information Page.
Industrial Fire Precautions and Fire Danger Ratings are on the Current Conditions Page.
Public Use Restrictions (wood cutting, campfires, etc.) are on the Fire Restrictions Page.
Other Fire News
Our mission at BMIDC is to provide a service for our users through committed leadership, personal dedication and passion for the safety of all those we serve
It is our commitment to provide efficient and effective response while insuring the safety of the public, our natural resource employees, and our wildland firefighters. We strive to provide, reliable, courteous, responsive and professional communications services.
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