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  • Training Crash Kills Oregon Firefighter

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    Courtesy of Statesman Journal
    Posted: March 20th, 2003

    A Polk County fire engine on a training exercise crashed into a tree south of Independence on Wednesday night, killing a 25-year veteran volunteer firefighter, officials said.


  • Furniture Store Blaze Closes Hwy. 99

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    KVAL
    Posted: March 20th, 2003

    It soon became clear that the building wasn't stable and firefighters had to battle the flames from outside


  • Critics Rap Ambulance Changes

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    Posted: March 17th, 2003

    Eugene Fire Chief Tom Tallon has described it as fixing a broken and outdated system.


  • Western states Slash Firefighting Funds

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    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

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    www.koin.com
    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

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    KVAL
    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".