News Release: State Fire Agency Sends Aircraft To Help Combat Oregon Wildfires

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Caley Fisher | Public Information Officer

caley.fisher@state.co.us | 720.391.1565

 

Denver, CO - The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) is sending one of its two Multi-Mission Aircraft’s (MMA) to assist with the wildfire situation in Oregon. The second MMA will remain in Colorado and will continue to support fires and other hazards.

 

The national structure for combating wildland fires is a cooperative, interagency system involving local, state, and federal agencies. “When Colorado needs help fighting wildfires in our state, we rely on other states to send their resources,” said DFPC Director Mike Morgan. "Other states have answered Colorado’s call for help in past years, and we are honored to provide assistance back to our partners during this time.” 

 

The MMA departed Centennial Airport the morning of Sunday, August 11th. The MMA team consists of two mission sensor operators, a pilot, and a mechanic.

 

Learn more about the MMA program at colorado.gov/dfpc