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South Lane County Fire & Rescue (SLCF&R) proudly serves both residents and visitors in Creswell, Cottage Grove and rural South Lane County. SLCF&R provides fire protection, rescue, emergency medical services, fire prevention and code enforcement services, per ORS Chapter 478. SLCF&R is located just south of the Eugene / Springfield area of western Oregon, along the I-5 corridor. The areas previously served by the Cottage Grove Fire Department, the Creswell Rural Fire Department, and the South Lane Rural Fire Department, were merged into the South Lane County Fire and Rescue district in 2003.

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Today marks the last tour of duty for Division Chief Paul Eckstine. 

After 30 years of service, Chief Eckstine has decided to begin his much earned retirement. 

It will certainly be a different atmosphere around South Lane Fire without Paul's laugh echoing down the halls. 

Congratulations Paul!

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It's that time of year again! Our local Firefighters and Police are dusting off their bats and mitts and getting ready to face off against one another in a friendly game of softball. 

This years game will take place May 30th, 2:30pm at Lincoln Middle School. In addition to the game, there will also be a home run derby.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go to help fund the 2015 Cottage Grove High School Senior Party.

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On April 16th, South Lane County Fire & Rescue crews responded to a motor vehicle accident at MP-3 on London Rd in Cottage Grove involving a pickup that rolled onto its side while towing a trailer with fire wood. Upon arrival, crews found two occupants still inside. The passenger had only minor injuries and was transported to Riverbend Hospital. Alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

The accident is being investigated by the Oregon State Police. South Lane County Fire & Rescue provides Fire and EMS protection to the communities of Cottage Grove, Creswell and 132 square miles of unincorporated Southern Lane County.

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At 10:45 AM March 10th, South Lane County Fire & Rescue responded to a report of a truck rollover on Row River Rd, near Bryson Sears Rd. Initial reports indicated that the truck was leaking chemicals and sewage.

First arriving units found a portable toilet pump truck on its side leaking both chemicals and sewage. The driver of the truck was taken to Riverbend Hospital and treated for non-life threating injuries.

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I would like to update and correct some of the information circulating regarding the structure fire in the 37000 block of Row River Road in Dorena on February 14, 2015. As previously noted, this fire was outside the protection boundaries for South Lane County Fire & Rescue (SLCFR). While we do not cover this area for fire protection, it is within our ambulance service area.

The media has reported SLCFR did not initiate a fire response to this incident, and only sent it’s medic unit. This reporting is inaccurate and not representative of all the facts. Upon notification by Central Lane 911 the victim had re-entered the burning structure and was trapped, SLCFR fire units immediately responded to affect a potential rescue. The preservation of life is our highest priority, and we have a policy allowing an out of District fire response where a life is immediately threatened by fire.

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