National Guard

Gov. Kate Brown declares statewide wildfire emergency

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Governor Kate Brown has issued a statewide wildfire emergency, meaning the Oregon National Guard has been activated to assist firefighters across the state. The governor’s declaration allows the Oregon Department of Forestry to take advantage of resources from …

National Guard called in to support local law enforcement

HORNBROOK, Calif.– Sisikiyou County is getting additional support from the National Guard and other law enforcement agencies across the state. According to the sheriff’s office, there are 74 law enforcement personnel currently supporting the local agencies. Those include 38 National Guard personnel and …

Oregon lawmakers push for firefighter training

Medford, Ore. — Local firefighters may have extra help this fire season. Oregon’s senators helped secure millions in funding to train members of the Air National Guard to fight wildfires. Now that the funding is good to go, the National Guard just needs …