Featured photo: Bemidji’s team of firefighters heading to Oregon Tuesday, Sept. 15. Photo courtesy of the Bemidji Fire Department
Bemidji Fire will be part of a seven fire department deployment to Oregon to help combat wildfires.
According to a release from Bemidji Fire Chief David Hoefer, the seven departments across the state will make up two Task Force teams working with the State of Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety.
Bemidji, along with Cross Lake Fire, will be part of Minnesota Task Force II, which will be led by Fire Chief Hoefer.
Oregon officials requested 10 fire strike teams or task forces from around the country, and after a brief training in Fergus Falls today, Minnesota’s two teams will head west to Oregon.