KFD responds to residential fire

Keizer Fire District crews respond to a house fire (Submitted). Just after noon on Wednesday, Nov. 24, Keizer Fire District was notified of a “smoke in a structure” incident in the 400 block of Cummings LN N. by Willamette Valley Communications Center 911. First arriving crews confirmed a structure fire[Read More…]

SAFER grant allows MCFD1 to hire nine firefighters

MCFD1 Marion County Fire District #1 (MCFD1) received a much-needed boost when their local option levy was passed in May, which allowed the organization to rehire nine firefighter/paramedic positions and add a dedicated three-person engine company. Last month, the district received further assistance in their goal of improving response times.[Read More…]

KFD holding 9/11 ceremony on Saturday

Keizer Fire District Keizer Fire District will be hosting a 20th anniversary remembrance ceremony for the tragic events that took place on Sept. 11, 2001. The ceremony will take place this Saturday at 7 a.m. at Keizer Fire District. This is an outdoor gathering and Keizer Fire District will be[Read More…]

KFD enduring busiest summer in history

Along with going on multiple conflagrations this summer, including the Bootleg Fire (pictured above), Keizer Fire District responded to a total of record number of 608 calls for service last month (Getty Images). It has been a busy summer for Keizer Fire District (KFD) as the department has experienced a[Read More…]

KFD battles Bootleg, plus additional fires

Ryan Russell, Keizer Fire District division chief, shares a photo from the Bootleg Fire in Southern Oregon (submitted). After enduring one of the worst fire seasons in state history last summer, Keizer Fire District (KFD) has already provided assistance with several intense wildfires that have occurred throughout Oregon.   “It[Read More…]

Fire damages apartments in S.E. Keizer

Keizer Fire District On Wednesday, April 7, just before 10 a.m., Keizer Fire District (KFD) responded to call on the corner of Clearview Street and Clearview Court where visible smoke was in a structure. The call was made by an individual in a passing car who saw smoke coming from[Read More…]

MCFD1 to ask for reduced levy in May

Marion County Fire District Clear Lake When Marion County Fire District #1 (MCFD1) had their local option levy rejected by voters in the November general election, the district was forced to make significant cutbacks at the start of the year — the levy accounted for 30%, or $2.4 million, of[Read More…]

MCFD1 calls for volunteers to fill in personnel losses

(MCFD) Marion County Fire District Clear Lake After laying off 12 firefighters/paramedics last month due to the failed option levy at the November election, Marion County Fire District #1 (MCFD1) is hoping to enlist more volunteers to help the district respond to emergency calls. “Call volumes are climbing and response[Read More…]