Fire updates: No new evacuations, mild winds through the weekend with rain expected Monday

The evacuation status in Marion County remains unchanged from Thursday.  Current Level 2 evacuations, meaning residents should be ready to go at a moment’s notice, are in effect for Stayton, Sublimity, Aumsville, Silverton, Mt. Angel, Cascade south of Abiqua Road north of Silverton, and all areas south of Abiqua Road.  Current level 3 evacuations, meaning residents should have[Read More…]

MCFD1 will seek levy renewal in November

MCFD1 Marion County Fire District Clear Lake The Marion County Fire District #1 (MCFD1) board of directors passed a resolution asking voters to renew the local option levy for emergency services during the November 3 general election — the levy accounts for nearly 30 percent of the district’s funding for[Read More…]

MCFD1 rescues man stuck in tree

On Thursday, June 4, Marion County Fire District #1 (MCFD1) units responded to the report of a patient who was injured when he became stuck in a tree. First arriving units found a male patient, trapped approximately 30 feet up in a tree. The patient had been trimming to top[Read More…]

MCFD#1 to field levy questions online

MCFD1 Marion County Fire District Clear Lake Marion County Fire District #1 will be hosting a pair of virtual meetings to answer questions about their new operating levy renewal, which is on the May 19 primary election ballot. Measure 24-441 would renew and increase the Fire District’s local operating levy[Read More…]

Keizer fire adapts to protect staff, community

Keizer Fire District The spread of the coronavirus has forced businesses and organizations to change the way they operate. Keizer Fire District is no different. The first big move that KFD made was back on March 11 when it was decided that they would close the station to all members[Read More…]

Quarantine lifted for four KFD members

On Wednesday, March 11, six Keizer Fire District personnel (five paramedics and one volunteer) were self-quarantining at their homes after caring for and transporting a patient that later tested positive for COVID-19. The plan was to originally have to have the group remain at home for 14 days on the[Read More…]

KFD planning for more growth over next decade

Last week, the Keizertimes reported on the massive increase in call volume that Keizer Fire District has gone through during the last 10 years. In 2019, KFD received 5,678 calls for service, nearly a 32 percent increase from the 3,866 calls they received in 2009. But in order to keep[Read More…]