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Media Advisory: Water drop to be part of July 12 training to reload firefighting planes at Salem Airport - 07/11/18

WHAT: Opportunity to film Oregon Department of Forestry staff learning how to load retardant onto single-engine airtankers used in fighting wildfires. Option to interview ODF aviation team members about aerial firefighting resource readiness for the current wildfire season.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12

WHERE: Salem Municipal Airport (McNary Field) in Salem, Oregon (But meet in front of Building D on ODF headquarters campus, 2600 State Street, Salem, OR 97310)

Directions from I-5

  • Take Exit 253
  • Turn west on Highway 22 (Mission Street SE) to 25th Street SE
  • Turn right onto 25th Street SE to State Street
  • Turn right (eastbound) on State Street
  • Turn in at the second entrance to the Oregon Department of Forestry
  • Building D is the first building as you turn into the parking lot. Park anywhere in the lot and come to the front door of Building D where ODF public affairs specialist will be waiting to escort you onto the airport grounds.

CONTACT: Jim Gersbach, ODF Public Affairs Specialist, 503-945-7425 

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