Firefighters Train to Battle Wildfires

SWEET HOME, Ore. — New firefighters battled the heat during firefighter training on Friday. For some of them, this was the first time they’d ever fought a fire. During the week-long fire school, students spent time in the classroom learning about hazards to avoid while on the job and about emergency medical procedures like CPR. … Continue reading »

Goshen Fire Hosts Training Event

EUGENE, Ore. — The scene of a car accident can be a chaotic one, especially if there are passengers trapped inside. To make sure responding crews are as prepared as can be, the Goshen Fire Department ran its annual training event this weekend in Eugene. The B & R Autowrecking yard was transformed into a … Continue reading »

Young Women Take Part in Fire Camp

EUGENE, Ore. — This week, local teen girls are taking a walk in the boots of female firefighters as part of the second annual young women’s fire camp. For the 21 girls at camp, this week is about learning how to be a firefighter, but it’s also about learning where their limits are and how … Continue reading »

Firefighters Train Underground in OSU Tunnels

CORVALLIS, Ore. — A little more than a year ago flames burned through the tunnels under Oregon State University.  Although it’s a rare occasion, emergencies in those tunnels can and do happen. On Tuesday, firefighters returned underground to better prepare themselves for those unique types of emergencies. First, firefighters gathered to find out what the … Continue reading »