Firebusters: Defensible Space

EUGENE, Ore. —  Fire season in Oregon is expected to hit a month early this year, and right now is the time to get your home ready. Members of the Lane Fire Prevention Cooperative say families should discuss creating a defensible space around the house that’s free from any fire fuel. Lane Fire Authority Marshal, … Continue reading »

Firebusters: Outdoor Safety

EUGENE, Ore. – Summer is nearly here and temperatures are on the rise in Western Oregon. Authorities with the Oregon Department of Forestry say now is the perfect time to discuss outdoor fire safety with the entire family. One thing to keep in mind is to never start a fire outside when it’s windy. When … Continue reading »

Firebusters: Emergency Preparedness

EUGENE, Ore. —   Disasters happen all the time, in many forms, and experts say most people aren’t ready. According to a recent survey, nearly 60% of Americans do not have an emergency plan in case of a disaster. Members of the Lane Fire Authority say it’s a great idea for all families to have an … Continue reading »

Firebusters: First Aid Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — When it comes to safety, first responders say every family should focus on first aid. Firefighters with the Lane Fire Prevention Cooperative say every home should have a first aid kit, and everyone in the home should know where it’s located and how to use it. One instance a first aid kit … Continue reading »

Local School Kids Ready For Firebusters

Eugene, Ore. — Thousands of kids across Lane County will soon learn more about fire safety. The Lane Fire Prevention Cooperative, KEZI 9 News and other local sponsors are teaming up for Firebusters. The five-part series is designed for school children in grades Kindergarten through five. Each class will receive worksheets which will go home … Continue reading »