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Four-Alarm Fire Destroys Four Buildings in Mount Angel (OR)

Four buildings were destroyed, but no injuries were reported.
Portland fire engine at December 2020 fire

Report: OR Firefighters Swamped with Senior Home Calls

Senior care home operators all over Oregon are increasingly calling on emergency responders to handle routine tasks.

Portland (OR) Firefighters to Get Bulletproof Vests as Risks Increase

Portland firefighters will soon have access to bulletproof vests while on the job.

OR Firefighters Protest Regulations for Unvaccinated Corvallis First Responders

"The department had some employees that chose not to get vaccinated, and those employees requested an accommodation."

Two Injured in West Medford (OR) House Fire

When crews got to the scene, flames were showing from the front of the single-story residence.

Beachie Creek (OR) Fire Aftermath Highlights Need for PTSD, Mental Health Focus

PTSD and mental health in general in the industry is something every department needs to address.

Eugene Springfield (OR) Fire Crew Extricates Driver After Fiery Crash

A Chevrolet S10 pickup hit the median, which caused the driver to lose control and strike a tree, igniting the fire.

USFA: Oregon On-Duty Death

Firefighter/Squad Boss Frumencio Ruiz Carapia, 56, of GE Forestry.

Firefighter Who Died Working OR Wildfire Identified

An investigation showed the accident wasn't the result of any tree cutting but that the tree unexpectedly snapped and fell to the ground.


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