String of Dumpster Fires Start Overnight

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Fire and Police were busy responding to at least six small fires in the downtown area Monday morning. The first call came in around midnight, which was for a dumpster fire on West 11th Avenue. That blaze was put out quickly, but crews deemed it suspicious. Around 2:00 a.m., firefighters responded … Continue reading »

Hazmat Crews Respond to Eugene Business

EUGENE, Ore. — Fire and hazmat crews responded to a business in west Eugene late Wednesday night. Employees at Life Technologies called 9-1-1 around 11:30 after a fire alarm went off. There was no sign of a fire when crews arrived, but since the company that occupies the building works with chemicals, a hazmat team … Continue reading »

Dalmation Helps Teach Fire Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — Deputy Fire Marshal Amy Linder arrives at work she comes prepared. In her trailer is everything needed to teach fire safety including a larger-than-life smoke detector. Trailing right behind her is Casey, a one-year-old Dalmation. The Eugene and Springfield fire departments are ready to unleash Casey, their new fire-prevention tool, who will … Continue reading »

Fire Departments Train on Real House Fire

By Lauren Mickler EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene and Springfield fire departments do a lot of training at their headquarters. But Tuesday, rookies got to work in a more realistic setting. Twelve recruits from both departments trained on a house that was purposely set on fire. The new guys worked in groups on a number of … Continue reading »

Eugene, Springfield Fire Engines Get New Paint

By Lauren Mickler EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene and Springfield’s fire merger combined forces, but there was never much visual proof of the combination until now. Before, Springfield equipment was orange and blue and Eugene’s was all red and white, but both departments are moving toward a new black and red pattern. Some trucks still need … Continue reading »

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