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  • Western states Slash Firefighting Funds

    Tacoma News Tribune
    Posted: March 11th, 2003

    In Oregon, sharp reductions in the state budget mean the Department of Forestry will begin this year's fire season facing a 22 percent spending cut.

  • Fire Crews, Hospitals Prepare For Chemical Attack

    Posted: March 10th, 2003

    Seven area fire departments and three hospitals took part in an emergency drill over the weekend. The drill was part of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program.

  • Wildland Firefighters Prepare

    Posted: March 6th, 2003

    Ron Kintzley, explains "we just look at it as a dangerous job, and we have to go through the whole gamut of training to get these people ready to go".

  • Nightclubs Take Stock of Fire Safety

    The Oregonian
    Posted: March 2nd, 2003

    The nightclub stampede in Chicago that killed 21 and a fire in Rhode Island that left 97 dead have prompted a flurry of new safety measures in Oregon clubs

  • Results Of Fatal Blaze Inquiry To Become Public In April

    Posted: February 28th, 2003

    Results from a state Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation into the fatal Nov. 25 blaze in downtown Coos Bay won't become public until April at the earliest, a spokesman for the agency said.

  • Oregon Firefighter Dies After Heart Attack On Duty

    Firehouse.Com News
    Posted: February 27th, 2003

    Capt. Larry A. Brown of the Kingsley Field Fire Department in Oregon died on Thursday, February 20 when he suffered a heart attack in the line of duty.