August 17, 2015
Melissa Navas, 503-378-6496
Governor Brown Issues Executive Order Regarding Delivery of Aircraft Fuel Directed for Use in Firefighting Activities
(Salem, OR) — Today at 4:29 p.m. Governor Kate Brown issued an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency regarding delivery of aircraft fuel directed for use in firefighting activities. The Governor finds it necessary to suspend the hours of service rules as they apply to drivers operating trucks hauling aircraft fuel directed to airports and/or aircraft engaged in firefighting operations.
“There are currently more than 110,000 acres burning across our state and we continue to face dry, hot conditions,” Governor Brown said. “This action is necessary to ensure that the men and women engaged in firefighting across Oregon have the tools necessary to secure the safety of people and property to the greatest extent possible.”
Link to the Executive Order available here: