Prevent. Protect. Preserve.
The McKenzie Fire & Rescue Fire District protects 45 miles of Oregon's McKenzie River between Springfield and Blue River. Our crew of over 50 volunteers is proud of our mission: to prevent, protect, and preserve life and property from loss by fire, accident, sudden illness, or disaster in the community; further, to enhance the quality of life and to minimize suffering wherever possible. Learn more
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McKenzie District News
Page Last Updated: September 25, 2014 11:21 AM
September 25 |Survivor Says Thank You
On Wednesday, September 24th, cardiac arrest survivor Paul Roche visited McKenzie Fire & Rescue responders to thank them for saving his life. Kezi covered this story, see the video here.
September 22 |Open Burn Season Delayed
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 9:00 AM Sept 22nd, 2014- The backyard burning ban has been extended until October 15th, 2014 with provision for additional delay until further notice. With the extended dry and hot conditions our area has experienced, it has continued to keep fire danger levels in the “High” to “Extreme” ranges. Click Here for the full news release.
August 22 |Hazardous Waste Drop-Off 9/13/14
Bring your hazardous waste to the Leaburg Station on Saturday 9/13/14 between 9am and 2pm for disposal.
For specifics Click Here.
July 1 |New Face at the Fire Station
Please welcome Dulcy Pierce as McKenzie Fire & Rescue's new administrative assistant. Dulcy comes to us from Central Oregon with 15 years of administrative experience. Congratulations, Dulcy, welcome to the family!
May 1 |Barn Fire
On Tuesday, April 29th, at 3:00am, McKenzie Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a fully involved barn fire on Thurston Road. Arriving crews began attacking the fire and protecting nearby structures. Sixteen firefighters responded to the fire using three engines, three water tenders, plus an engine and tender from Eugene/Springfield Fire. No responder or civilian injuries were reported but nearly 400 chickens died. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
April 1 |Structure Fire (no foolin')
On Monday, March 31, McKenzie Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire on a detached garage/barn that had already burned through the roof. Responders immediately began extinguishing the fire while protecting the nearby house, vehicles, and camper trailer. Twelve McKenzie firefighters, 5 apparatus, plus 1 mutual aid water tender from Mohawk, were on scene. Eugene/Springfield Fire also provided an engine & medic unit for district coverage during the fire. No lives were lost and no one was injured.
March 17 | Awards Banquet Winners
On Saturday, March 15th, McKenzie Fire held its annual awards banquet. This year's awards winners are:
Rookie of The Year: Ken Lewellen
Officer of The Year: Rusty Flanders
Firefighter of The Year: Dave Breitenstein
Chief's Award Recipient: Will Hansen
Life Member Award: Kim Burwell
Congratulations to Everyone!
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A recent cardiac arrest survivor poses with the crew and 911 operator who worked to save him.