OREGON--- The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal is sending 15 strike teams to help battle the wildfires in California.
This is possible, because of the EMAC or Emergency Management Assistance Compat. This is a national state-to-state mutual aid system. It's not just firefighters, equpiment will be going with them to help firefighters in California. The strike teams will arrive in California throughout the day on Sunday.
OSFM says "There are 300 firefighters going from the following counties: Klamath, Yamhill, Linn, Columbia, Clatsop, Benton, Multnomah, Marion, Washington, Clackamas, Lincoln, Jackson, Josephine, and Lane Counties."
NewsWatch 12 confirmed which strike teams are going from Jackson County:
-Jackson County District 3
-Jackson County District 5
-Rogue River Fire
Each fire department team will head down in an engine. Each engine will have four firefighters, a strike team leader and an aide.