McKenzie River Oil Spill Drill

EUGENE, Ore. — Every second counts when responding to a hazardous spill. Emergency responders were tested to see how quickly they could save Eugene’s main source of drinking water, the McKenzie River. More than 50 representatives from agencies such as EWEB, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and McKenzie Fire and Rescue took part in … Continue reading »

Confined Space Drill For Corvallis Fire

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Imagine getting stuck in a confined space and not being able to get out. The Corvallis Fire Department says it gets called out to such scenarios, and crews need to be as prepared as possible when it does happen. On Thursday, the department conducted a drill at Oregon State University to practice … Continue reading »

Are You Ready For The Big One?

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregonians will join millions of people worldwide in the Great Oregon Shakeout at 10:17 a.m. on Thursday. The earthquake preparedness drill is especially important in Oregon because geologists warn we are in for a major quake at the Cascadia Subduction Zone, within the next 50 years. More than 260,000 participants statewide practiced … Continue reading »

OSU Hosts Biohazard Drill

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Civilian actors dressed up in biohazard protective gear that looks like moon suits, and members of the military wearing gas masks were participating in a multi-agency drill on Oregon State University’s campus on Friday. Oregon State University’s Environmental Health and Safety Office organized the drill so multiple agencies would be more prepared … Continue reading »