Local Firefighters Climb for a Cause

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene and Springfield firefighters went to great heights Thursday to honor those killed on 9/11. About 25 firefighters climbed 110 flights of stairs at Ya-Po-Ah Terrace in Eugene, the same number of flights of the World Trade Center. With each step, they remembered the 343 firefighters that never made it out 13 … Continue reading »

Hospital Honors Local First Responders

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — September 11th is a day for Americans to remembers those who lost their lives as well as the people who get to the scene first. The McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center held the seventh annual lunch that fed more than 120 police, firefighters and EMTs. They arrived to the lunch in emergency vehicles. “I … Continue reading »

Albany Holds 9/11 Commemoration

ALBANY, Ore. — The anniversary of 9/11 is being remembered around Western Oregon Thursday. Dozens of people gathered Thursday morning in front of the Linn County Courthouse – not only to honor those who lost their lives 13 years ago, but to honor and appreciate the work first responders continue to do. “September 11, 2001,” … Continue reading »

Local Crisis Response Dog Dies

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene therapy dog who responded to disasters across the country, including 9/11, passed away Friday. The dog’s owner is now sharing her pet’s heroic story. When Cindy Ehlers got her dog Tikva 14 years ago, she never imagined how many lives her fluffy, grey Keeshond would touch. “It was all part … Continue reading »

Powerful Message at Interfaith Service

EUGENE, Ore. — All different types of religions gathered Wednesday night for an interfaith prayer service. It’s a service that started 12 years ago after the 9/11 attacks. The First Christian Church holds the service every month on the 11th. Every September 11, the event holds even more meaning. During the service a man sang … Continue reading »

Veterans Reflect on 9/11 Anniversary

EUGENE, Ore. — For many community members, Wednesday was day to remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001. For many local vets, the 9/11 attack drastically changed their lives. As flags around the city flew at half-staff, many people who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan say they celebrate their freedom and use September … Continue reading »

9/11 Interfaith Prayer Service

EUGENE, Ore. — An interfaith prayer service will provide an opportunity for people to reflect on the lives lost in the September 11 attacks. Those of all faith communities are invited to pray for peace in the future while remembering the event. The prayer service runs from 7-8 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 1166 … Continue reading »

Flags Fly at Half-Staff to Remember 9/11

SALEM, Ore. – Governor John Kitzhaber has ordered all flags at public institutions throughout Oregon be flown at half-staff Wednesday in remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001. “We pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the attacks on September 11, 2001, and honor the men and women who serve and protect … Continue reading »

911 Outage: Blue River

BLUE RIVER, Ore. – 911 service has been restored for residents living in Blue River. It was disrupted earlier Monday. Century Link is investigating the cause.

A Day in the Life of a 911 Dispatcher

EUGENE, Ore. — When 911 is called, it’s hard to think about anything other than the emergency. But what about who is on the other end of the line, providing help during stressful situations. Employees who work at the 911 Communications Center say it’s a job that isn’t for everyone. The demand requires the ability to make … Continue reading »

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