OSU Extension is pleased to introduce a new program, called the Citizen Fire Academy! The Citizen Fire Academy (CFA) is a collaborative education and service program designed to increase the outreach capacity of fire agencies and ultimately to maintain and enhance fire-adapted communities.  The goal is to increase implementation of defensible space and other Firewise practices and build human capacity to deal with wildfire through education and volunteer service.  

Contact Kara Baylog about 2017 training. CFA training will be held in SW Oregon this year. or phone 541-776-7371.

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In order to actualize this vision, the Citizen Fire Academy trains volunteers to support and expand natural resource agencies with community outreach and engagement activities related to wildfire prevention and safety. The development and delivery of the CFA educates and mobilizes citizen volunteers; increases agency outreach capacity in ways that help to create, maintain, and increases fire-adapted/Firewise communities across the state.

The comprehensive CFA curriculum covers fire science, home protection strategies, fuels reduction, living in a fire environment, evaluating risk, emergency planning, and volunteer outreach. The training will includes 35 hours of online and field-based instruction, taught by subject experts and tailored to local conditions.

            We would love for you to be a part of the growing movement to keep Oregon and Oregonians safe from catastrophic wildfire! If you are interested in being a part of this innovative new program, please contact the Citizen Fire Academy Coordinator for more details.

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Course is open to Jackson, Josephine, Douglas & Klamath County residents


Kara Baylog, Citizen Fire Academy state-wide Coordinator 541.776.7371 x213


Current Fire Season Precaution Levels & Restrictions

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ODF Southwest Oregon District fire information:

Reducing Hazardous Fuels on Woodland Properties

CWPP Seven Basins Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Wildland Fire-OSU Forestry and Natural Resource Extension Program Website

Wildland-Urban Fire, A Different Approach-Jack D. Cohen

Firewise Construction& Landscape Checklist Central Oregon Firewise website

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