Assistance requests surge in storm’s wake

A fallen tree crushes a garbage can at Claggett Creek Park (Eric A. Howald/KEIZERTIMES).

It was a stressful and exhausting 72-hour period for the first responders at Marion County Fire District #1 (MCFD1) and Keizer Fire District (KFD) during what was one of the worst ice storms in state history last weekend. 

Over a 72-hour period (Feb. 12-14) MCFD1 responded to 234 emergency calls, a 350% increase in . . .

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