Emergency Fire Costs Committee to meet in person with virtual option on 7 June

SALEM, Ore. The Emergency Fire Cost Committee will meet in person at the ODF headquarters in Salem on Tuesday, 7 June 2022, at 10:00. A virtual option will be available. Please use the Zoom video conferencing information found on the calendar. To comment publicly, please contact Chrystal Bader at 503-945-7220.

The committee’s agenda includes:

  • Financial Status of the Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund (OFLPF)
  • Insurance policy update
  • Weather update
  • Update on any changes to efforts to raise large fire costs
  • Agency / Fire Department report
  • EFCC Administrator Report

The meeting is open to the public to attend either in person or virtually via Zoom. Public comments will be accepted by the end of the meeting as indicated on the agenda. Requests for an interpreter for the hearing impaired or other accommodation for persons with disabilities must be made at least 72 hours before the meeting by contacting Chrystal Bader at 503-945-7220.

The Emergency Fire Cost Committee oversees the Oregon Forest Land Protection Fund (OFLPF), established by the Oregon Legislature as an insurance fund for the purpose of equalizing emergency fire suppression costs between the various Oregon Department of Forestry Protection Districts. The emergency funding system is designed to function as an insurance policy whereby all districts contribute (pay premiums) to the fund so that money will be available for any individual district to pay fire suppression costs on emergency fires. See more information on the EFCC website.

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