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 Mountains Forests Close Developed Recreation Sites To Support Governors’ Stay-Home Orders And Protect Public Health
Friday, March 27th, 2020, 9:02:38 PM PDT
BMIDC - JOHN DAY, PENDLETON, and BAKER CITY, Ore. – The Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests are temporarily closing all developed recreation sites, to align with direction from state governors to stay home, stay safe, and save lives during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The closure applies to campgrounds, trailhead facilities, picnic areas, rental cabins, Sno-Parks, and boat ramps across the Forests’ shared footprint in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Forest roads, trails, and general forest lands remain open to the public, but all visitors are strongly urged to practice social distancing.
The three National Forests in the Blue Mountains are jointly taking these measures to encourage compliance with Centers for Disease Control guidance on social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19. The governors of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho have called for residents to stay home and avoid any non-essential travel or gatherings. Additionally, these closures will reduce potential pressure on emergency services in rural communities. Those who become lost, injured, or otherwise in need of assistance while recreating in the forest may strain limited search and rescue resources at a time when there are no resources to spare.
We recognize the impact that these closures will have on people looking to the outdoors for a respite from these challenging times, but protecting community health and safety is our first priority. This action will significantly reduce risks to forest visitors, employees, volunteers, and contractors from coronavirus.
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BMIFC Will Be Limiting Access to Facility
Monday, March 16th, 2020, 11:29:11 AM PDT
BMIDC - Effective immediately Blue Mountain Interagency Fire Center (BMIFC) will be limiting access to visitors and all non-essential employees due to COVID-19.
If you need access to BMIFC please call ahead in advance and preparations will be made.
BMIFC is still currently staffed 0730-1700, outside of these hours the phone is forwarded to a duty officer.
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2020 Northeast Oregon Training Zone Schedule
Wednesday, February 5th, 2020, 1:39:52 PM PST
BMIDC - Select the link for 2020 Course List. For information or to enroll contact the course coordinator listed.
2020 Eastern Oregon Training Zone Schedule
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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