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 Year      Fire         EMS        Total 

 2014      453          3030       3483

 2015      481          3219       3700

 2016      440          3228       3668

 2017      465          3408       3873

 2018      406          3651       4057

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August 25, 2016

Effective at 1100 AM on August 25, 2016, and in conjunction an Oregon Department of Forestry issued closedown order; invoking Industrial Fire Precaution Order (IFPL) Level 3, in accordance with ORS 477.625, ORS 477.670, and OAR 629-043-0070. This order states that no activities are permitted at any time on all lands protected by the Western Lane and East Cascade Districts of ODF, and all forestland within one-eighth mile thereof.

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South Lane County Fire & Rescue crews responded to a two-vehicle Motor Vehicle Accident at Layng Rd and Row River RD on the afternoon of July 8th 2016
The involved vehicles were a mini-van and full-size pickup towing a horse trailer.

A total of twelve patients were transported to Riverbend Hospital. One patient was taken to Rivebend by LifeFlight helicopter. One occupant of the minivan died at the scene.

Lane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident with assistance from the Oregon State Police.

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News Release from Oregon State Fire Marshal

Posted on FlashAlert: June 23rd, 2016 11:57 AM

Downloadable file: 4besfireworks.pdf

The Office of State Fire Marshal, Oregon fire service, Keep Oregon Green, natural resource agencies, Oregon fireworks wholesalers, and safety experts encourage Oregonians to "Keep it Legal and Keep it Safe" when using fireworks. The 2016 Oregon fireworks sales season opens Thursday, June 23 and runs through Wednesday, July 6. The OSFM and their partners want everyone to know what fireworks are legal in Oregon, where they are permitted, and the important steps to take for fireworks safety. 

"People often forget that legal fireworks can only be purchased from Oregon permitted fireworks retailers and stands," says Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Mariana Ruiz-Temple. "And, regulations limit where those fireworks may be used. For example, fireworks are prohibited on all Oregon beaches, in parks, and campgrounds." 

July 4th holiday forest visitors are advised to leave all fireworks at home. The use of fireworks is prohibited on all national forestland, and most other public lands. "Fireworks compound the threat to already dry forests," states Keep Oregon Green President Kristin Babbs. "Enjoy fireworks where they belong: on the pavement- safely away from houses, vehicles, and flammable vegetation." 

Oregon law bans possession, use, or sale of fireworks that fly, explode, or travel more than six feet on the ground or 12 inches into the air. Fireworks commonly called bottle rockets, Roman Candles, and firecrackers are ILLEGAL in Oregon. 

There were 227 reported fireworks-related fires in Oregon during 2015, resulting in 28 injuries and more than $423,000 in property damage. Over the past five years, from 2011 through 2015, there were 924 reported fireworks-related fires in Oregon resulting in one death, 161 civilian injuries, and more than $2.7 million in property damage. 

Officials may seize illegal fireworks and fine offenders up to $500 per violation. Those who misuse fireworks or allow fireworks to cause damage are liable and may be required to pay fire suppression costs or other damage. Parents are also liable for fireworks damage caused by their children. 

"All Oregonians share the responsibility to use only legal fireworks and use them carefully," adds Ruiz-Temple. And we encourage you to be aware and considerate of neighbors and their pets, before deciding on when and where you choose to light fireworks." 

The OSFM encourages everyone to use the four B's of safe fireworks use: 
* Be Prepared before lighting fireworks: keep water available by using a garden hose or bucket. 
* Be Safe when lighting fireworks: keep children and pets away from fireworks. 
* Be Responsible after lighting fireworks: never relight a dud. Wait 15 to 20 minutes then soak it in a bucket of water before disposal. 
* Be Aware: use only legal fireworks and use them only in legal places. 

The four B's of fireworks safety brochure is available here: 

Tips in Spanish are also available at:http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/docs/Licensing_permits/fireworks/Fireworks_4Bs_Spanish.pdf.

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It's that time of year when South Lane County Fire & Rescue and the Muscular Dystrophy Assosiation team up with you; our local area residents, to help combat the harmful effects of muscular dystrophy. You'll see us out at the intersection of Hwy 99 and Main St. in Cottage Grove on Friday, July 15th with boots collecting donations for the cause. Any assistance is greatly appreciated! 

What's new for this year? We have a new feature available that allows anyone to donate without having to be physically present with us in Cottage Grove! Please visit the following link to make an online donation to the cause. 


For more information on the Muscular Dystrophy and the MDA, please visit https://www.mda.org/

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South Lane County Fire & Rescue is now accepting applications for the position of Firefighter / Paramedic. 

Applicants must submit application and copies of minimum certifications by 5:00 PM July 8th, 2016.

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