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  • City, Fire District Join Lawsuit Against Proposed PERS Rates

    Posted: March 27th, 2003

    The Sweet Home City Council reversed its position last week and decided to join a lawsuit against the Public Employees Retirement Board. The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District also will join the pending lawsuit.

  • Fire Bureau Beats A Hasty Retreat

    The Oregonian
    Posted: March 26th, 2003

    Just when it looked as if Portland might be the first U.S. city to surrender in the war, the Fire Bureau has furled its white flags and put the Stars and Stripes back on its fire engines.

  • Contract Fire Industry Under Scrutiny

    Statesman Journal
    Posted: March 24th, 2003

    The Oregon Department of Forestry is planning to hire investigators to monitor the fire-contracting industry, after a spot check last year uncovered several safety violations.

  • Training Crash Kills Oregon Firefighter

    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

    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

    Posted: March 17th, 2003

    Eugene Fire Chief Tom Tallon has described it as fixing a broken and outdated system.

  • 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.