Oregon fire engine program delivers 1st engine to Central Cascades Fire

Central Cascades Fire Type 3 engine

The first fire engine under the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s (OSFM) Engine Program and Response Ready Oregon Initiative is headed to Klamath County.

The type 3 engine is going to Central Cascades Fire & EMS.

“Today is a very exciting day for the OSFM, the Oregon fire service, and communities across the state,” OSFM Chief Deputy Travis Medema said in a statement. “To see the first type 3 engine head out to serve Oregonians marks a monumental achievement. Over the last few years, so much work has gone into making this program a reality and it is so awesome to see how far the dedication by our staff and the fire service has gotten us.” 

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The program is aimed at boosting capacity and modernizing firefighting equipment across the state due to the growing threat of wildfires.

OSFM says 76 engines and water tenders are set to be delivered through 2024. The $25 million program was made available through 2021’s Senate Bill 762.

Here is the equipment Central Oregon is set to receive.

Crooked River Ranch Rural Fire Protection District

  • Type 3

Bend Fire Department

  • Type 6

Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District 

  • Tender

Jefferson County Rural Fire Protection District 1

  • Type 3
  • Type 6

La Pine Rural Fire Protection District 

  • Tender

Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural Fire Protection District 1

  • Type 6

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