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Roscommon Equipment Center

  • Roscommon Equipment Center

    Wildfire Equipment Research & Development

Projects and Blueprints

  • About the programs

    Tools for the future of wildland firefighting are being shaped at the Roscommon Equipment Center and Forest Fire Experiment Station. The REC provides fire agencies across the nation with specialized wildland firefighting equipment from its cutting-edge design and fabrication shop. Services include:

    • Technical assistance for efficient and safe conversions of surplus federal equipment (Federal excess property program) for rural fire defense.
    • Developing and adapting equipment or technology for improved wildfire control.
    • Testing equipment to determine suitability for wildfire control.
    • Equipment information services including reports and newsletters, workshops, forums and participation in national fire equipment boards.

    Contact: DNR-RoscommonEquipCtr@Michigan.gov, 989-275-5211.

Annual REC Workshop

  • DNR - FRD - REC - Equipment testing photo

    State wildfire professionals, equipment program leaders and others in the field are invited to attend the annual Roscommon Equipment Center Workshop. The September 2020 workshop has been canceled. The team looks forward to hosting the 2021 workshop. 

    Highlights: Facility tour, professional development, networking and equipment operation opportunities

    Who should attend: State wildfire chiefs, fire equipment program leaders, federal excess personal property specialists and other fire agency personnel

Projects and Blueprints