Cardiac Arrest Survivor Thanks EMTs

LEABURG, Ore. — A Springfield man who went into cardiac arrest this summer has quite a survival story, thanks to his wife and son and McKenzie Fire and Rescue. In an emotional reunion Wednesday night he thanked the firefighter-EMT’s who saved his life. It was a late summer evening in June. Paul and Wilma Roche … Continue reading »

Crews Return From Oregon Gulch Fire

GOSHEN, Ore. — Local firefighters are returning home after helping with the efforts to contain the Oregon Gulch Fire. The Lane County Task Force #1 returned home Tuesday night after a four-day trip. It was made up of crews from the Lane Fire Authority, Mohawk Valley Fire District, Eugene/Springfield, Coburg and McKenzie Fire. The group … Continue reading »

House Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

VIDA, Ore. – McKenzie Fire and Rescue crews responded to a structure fire early Tuesday morning. Fire Chief Darren Bucich says around 2:20 a.m. crews were dispatched to a structure fire at 45309 McKenzie Hwy. On arrival, firefighters found the house to be fully engulfed by flames. The house was located up a 400 foot … Continue reading »

New Fire Station Opens in Leaburg

LEABURG, Ore. — McKenzie Fire and Rescue held its ribbon cutting ceremony for its new fire station in Leaburg Wednesday morning. McKenzie Fire and Rescue says the construction process only took about a year. The new station is in the center of their district and will have amenities, like a gym and workout facility for … Continue reading »