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Wildland/Conflagration

Each Fire Season Newport Fire Department gears up to help out when the Oregon State Fire Marshal and the Governor asks for help from fire departments all over the state with large scale wildland urban interface fires. The governor state enacts the conflagration act calling for help from each of the counties with specialized teams of fire apparatus and firefighters. Strike Teams and Task Forces are put to together upon request to be sent anywhere in the state to assist in life and property protection and fire suppression efforts. Teams can be deployed up to 2 weeks. Newport usually sends a Type 1 (structural engine) and Type 6 (brush/wildland) engines. Teaming up with departments from all over the county we usually get called out a couple times a year. It is a great experience for the crews that go out.