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News Release
Committee for Emergency Fire Cost to meet June 2 via Zoom - 05/20/20

SALEM, Ore. – The Emergency Fire Cost Committee will meet virtually Tuesday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to noon. To join the call or provide public comment at this virtual meeting use the Zoom video conference information found on the agenda.

The meeting is accessible to persons with disabilities. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting Chrystal Bader at 503-945-7220.

Among agenda items are:

  • Financial status of the Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund
  • Weather update
  • Update on status of large fire cost collection efforts
  • Forest Land classification status report
  • Eligibility Directive review/revisions
  • Agency / Fire Division report – Strategic Investments
  • EFCC Administrator report

This meeting is open to the public. Public comments will be accepted near the end of the meeting, once the EFCC Administrator report has been given.

The Emergency Fire Cost Committee oversees the Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund (OFLPF), established by the Oregon Legislature as an insurance fund with the purpose of equalizing emergency fire suppression costs among the various Oregon Department of Forestry protection districts. The emergency funding system is designed to operate as an insurance policy whereby all districts contribute (pay premiums) into the fund so that money will be available to any individual district to pay fire suppression costs on emergency fires. More information can be found here: https://www.oregon.gov/odf/Board/Pages/EFCC.aspx

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