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Welcome to the Blue Mountain Interagency Fire Center

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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.


Blue Mountain Fire Information Blog
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.

News

Forest Officials Take a Preventative Approach to Campfire Safety Important News!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018, 1:05:48 PM PDT
BMIDC - JOHN DAY, PENDLETON and BAKER CITY, Ore. Forest officials for the Malheur, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests remind the public that seasonal safety regulations for building campfires when recreating on the three national forests will begin starting June 1.

These seasonal restrictions are in affect annually from June 1 through October 31 and require visitors to build their campfire in a fire pit surrounded by dirt, rock, or commercial rings, in areas cleared of all flammable material within a three-foot radius from the edge of the pit and free of overhanging material. A shovel and one gallon of water are required to be in your possession while building and tending campfires. These requirements also apply to the use of charcoal briquettes.

Campfires often serve as the centerpiece of family campsites across the three national forests and forest managers understand campfires are an important part of the outdoor camping experience and tradition.

For full release click here, Forest Officials Take a Preventative Approach to Campfire Safety

For 2018 General Seasonal Restrictions, click here, 2018 General Seasonal Restrictions

BMIDC Starting 7 Day Staffing Important News!

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018, 10:40:12 AM PDT
BMIDC - Effective Saturday, May 19, 2018, Blue Mountain Interagency Dispatch Center is moving to 7 day staffing. We will be open from 0700 1800, seven days a week, if coverage is needed outside of these hours please call and schedule it.

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

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"Our Mission is your Safety"

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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