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Fire Chief Ken McCarthy, volunteer firefighter Carl Niedner, and community volunteer Kelseigh Pena, had the opportunity ...
08/18/2021

Fire Chief Ken McCarthy, volunteer firefighter Carl Niedner, and community volunteer Kelseigh Pena, had the opportunity to meet and greet community members at the Corvallis Farmer’s Market last Saturday. The Corvallis Fire Department is interested in getting community members engaged in what we are doing. There are 5 topics that community members can sign up for to get more info, such as: Corvallis Fire Auxiliary, Corvallis Community Emergency Response Team, Corvallis Fire Diversity Panel, Volunteer Firefighter, and Community Presentations. Chief McCarthy will be at the market again on August 28th, so stop by and chat with the Chief!

Fire Chief Ken McCarthy, volunteer firefighter Carl Niedner, and community volunteer Kelseigh Pena, had the opportunity to meet and greet community members at the Corvallis Farmer’s Market last Saturday. The Corvallis Fire Department is interested in getting community members engaged in what we are doing. There are 5 topics that community members can sign up for to get more info, such as: Corvallis Fire Auxiliary, Corvallis Community Emergency Response Team, Corvallis Fire Diversity Panel, Volunteer Firefighter, and Community Presentations. Chief McCarthy will be at the market again on August 28th, so stop by and chat with the Chief!

Benton County is now under a "Red Flag Warning". All outdoor burning is banned, including the following: •No Debris Burn...
08/12/2021
Fire season and prevention

Benton County is now under a "Red Flag Warning". All outdoor burning is banned, including the following:

•No Debris Burning
•No campfires
•No Fireworks
•No exploding targets, tracer ammunition or sky lanterns
•No mowing of dry, cured grass
•No power saw use
•No outdoor cutting, welding, grinding unless you have these firefighting aids: a shovel, a fire extinguisher, 8 ounces of water per powered cutting tool, and 1 hour fire watch after the use of chainsaws, grinders, or other spark producing activities.
•No off-road driving when driving on unpaved/undeveloped roads or paths
•All vehicles must have a shovel and fire extinguisher or gallon of water. ATV's and motorcycles must be equipped with a fire extinguisher
•Any other spark emitting internal combustion engine not specifically mentioned is prohibited

•Portable cooking stoves using liquified fuels OK.
**These restrictions do not apply to Cooking/warming fires in UL approved containers/appliances/devices that are specifically manufactured for the purpose of cooking or warming and used per manufacturer’s specifications and following their Instructions For Use (IFU).

Please be mindful, aware and responsible with activities that could generate sparks or flames while Benton County is at an “Extreme Fire Hazard Level” and during a “Red Flag Warning"

**Español a continuación** Updated 8/11/21 4:08 p.m. The Willamette Valley is under a red flag warning for critical wildfire conditions beginning Thursday, August 12. All outdoor burning and activities that could result in a spark are banned while the red flag warning is in effect.

We train with all our partners for all sorts of situations to be better prepared should the need arise. Earlier this wee...
07/29/2021

We train with all our partners for all sorts of situations to be better prepared should the need arise. Earlier this week, the volunteer firefighters from Corvallis, Philomath, and Adair experienced some hands-on training in a “Wilderness” setting. The Crews were tasked with locating, securing, and getting two trauma victims off Bald Hill.
Crews utilized specialized equipment such as the Stokes basket equipped with a wheel to make the transport easier. A team effort that better prepares us for a situation where seconds will count if we ever need it! Philomath Fire & Rescue and Adair Rural Fire & Rescue

Cloudy water?The City of Corvallis Fire Department has begun their annual program to flush fire hydrants and some reside...
07/21/2021

Cloudy water?
The City of Corvallis Fire Department has begun their annual program to flush fire hydrants and some residents are experiencing some turbidity in the water coming from their faucets. Turbidity can give the water a cloudy appearance or even a light brown color. The water is safe to drink. To remedy the concern, we recommend you run your cold water for 10-15 minutes until your water becomes clear. The increase in water turbidity is associated with the hydrant flushing program being delayed due to the chlorine supply shortage last month. Questions? Please call Corvallis Public Works @ 541-766-6916

Cloudy water?
The City of Corvallis Fire Department has begun their annual program to flush fire hydrants and some residents are experiencing some turbidity in the water coming from their faucets. Turbidity can give the water a cloudy appearance or even a light brown color. The water is safe to drink. To remedy the concern, we recommend you run your cold water for 10-15 minutes until your water becomes clear. The increase in water turbidity is associated with the hydrant flushing program being delayed due to the chlorine supply shortage last month. Questions? Please call Corvallis Public Works @ 541-766-6916

Please exercise caution while using fireworks. Keep it legal, keep it safe!
07/03/2021

Please exercise caution while using fireworks. Keep it legal, keep it safe!

Please exercise caution while using fireworks. Keep it legal, keep it safe!

The Corvallis Fire Department welcomed six new firefighters to the family yesterday. After 16 weeks of challenging cours...
07/02/2021

The Corvallis Fire Department welcomed six new firefighters to the family yesterday. After 16 weeks of challenging coursework and physical fitness conditioning, we congratulate Carlie Wymore, Karissa Kirsch, Andrew Rice, Zach Parker, Nick Creswick, and Mark Unrein on their achievements! This was meant to be a challenging first step in what we (and they) hope to be an amazing career in the Fire Service. Supporting the entire Community in their time of need is what motivates all of us, and these amazing women and men are excited to now be able to do just that. Great work and congratulations!

This week we welcomed our neighbors from Philomath and Adair Fire Departments to a “multi-agency drill”. The group of 35...
07/01/2021

This week we welcomed our neighbors from
Philomath and Adair Fire Departments to a “multi-agency drill”.
The group of 35 discussed Rapid Intervention Teams (RIT)
before taking the training to the drill ground. The attendees
reviewed the different RIT packs and completed mask exchanges. Adair Rural Fire & Rescue Philomath Fire & Rescue

As you celebrate Independence Day remember the 4 Be’s for a safe, happy holiday. #KeepItLegalKeepItSafe Oregon Office of...
07/01/2021

As you celebrate Independence Day remember the 4 Be’s for a safe, happy holiday. #KeepItLegalKeepItSafe Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal

Fireworks are now on sale in Oregon. Here are some great pet safety tips to help keep our furry friends safe.
06/29/2021

Fireworks are now on sale in Oregon. Here are some great pet safety tips to help keep our furry friends safe.

Fireworks are now on sale in Oregon. Here are some great pet safety tips to help keep our furry friends safe.

Hey Neighbors, in Oregon legal fireworks can only be sold from June 23rd through July 6th. Our amazing Fire Prevention O...
06/22/2021

Hey Neighbors, in Oregon legal fireworks can only be sold from June 23rd through July 6th. Our amazing Fire Prevention Officers visit each local sales site to ensure the fireworks and facility is safe for you.

We know fireworks are a lot fun but please exercise caution while enjoying them. Keep fireworks away from items that could easily catch fire and have a bucket of water or fire extinguisher handy. And… keep that phone handy to call 911 in case the fire gets out of hand. Let's have a fun and safe summer! Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal #fireworkssafety

The Corvallis Fire Department responded to a 2nd alarm residential structure fire yesterday. All occupants of the home m...
06/07/2021

The Corvallis Fire Department responded to a 2nd alarm residential structure fire yesterday. All occupants of the home made it out safely. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Special thanks to Adair Rural Fire & Rescue, Philomath Fire & Rescue, Albany Fire Department, Tangent Fire District and Monroe Rural Fire Protection District for your mutual aid.

Photos by Logan Hannigan-Downs

The Corvallis Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire last night in SW Corvallis. The occupants of t...
05/18/2021

The Corvallis Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire last night in SW Corvallis. The occupants of the single-family home were able to evacuate safely after being alerted by smoke alarms. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. We love it when smoke alarms work and do the very thing they are intended to do….save lives! Check yours today to keep you and your family safe.

We heard through the grapevine that some sky lanterns were spotted sailing through the skies of Corvallis last weekend. ...
05/17/2021

We heard through the grapevine that some sky lanterns were spotted sailing through the skies of Corvallis last weekend. This is a BIG no-no! In addition to being a bad idea in general, they're also illegal.

We heard through the grapevine that some sky lanterns were spotted sailing through the skies of Corvallis last weekend. This is a BIG no-no! In addition to being a bad idea in general, they're also illegal.

Your Corvallis Firefighters are practicing rescuing a victim trapped under a vehicle.  Crews must act quickly to get the...
05/12/2021

Your Corvallis Firefighters are practicing rescuing a victim trapped under a vehicle. Crews must act quickly to get the vehicle off the victim so they can render care and transport to the hospital. The training never stops so we can be prepared!

Check your smoke alarms for this recall.
05/07/2021

Check your smoke alarms for this recall.

#Recall: Approx. 220,000 Kidde Fire Safety TruSense Smoke Alarms and Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms. Can fail to alert consumers to a fire. Get free replacement. CONTACT: 844-796-9972 or online at http://kidde.com. Full recall notice: https://bit.ly/3usdOXd

Bigfoot has some great safety tips on debris burning!
05/07/2021

Bigfoot has some great safety tips on debris burning!

Dry, windy, warm conditions are not the time to burn. Fire Prevention starts with you.

Another hard day of training on the beautiful Willamette River! While this looks like a ton o‘ fun (it was) this trainin...
04/30/2021

Another hard day of training on the beautiful Willamette River! While this looks like a ton o‘ fun (it was) this training is conducted by our wonderful Firefighters with the professionalism it deserves. When bad things happen to good people on the river or in the community, seconds count. Things like identifying river hazards, understanding river orientation, crew communications, using throw ropes to rescue someone, and transfer between craft processes were all reviewed during this training event to keep the rescue crew sharp and ready if the call for help comes! Great job everyone!

Safety message from our friends at the Corvallis Police Department. Please drive safe Corvallis!
04/19/2021

Safety message from our friends at the Corvallis Police Department. Please drive safe Corvallis!

Corvallis students of all grades will be back in school for in-person classes this week. Please drive 20mph and stop for school buses. Here are the times students will be at school:

Grades K-5: M, T, Th & F 8:15am–1:30pm (W 8:15am–11:30am)
Franklin K-5 TBA

Grades 6-8: M, T, Th & F 10:00am–3:10pm (W 10:00am–11:55am)
Franklin 6-8 TBA

Grades 9-12: M, T, Th & F 9:00am–3:00pm (W 9:00am–11:35am)

More information is available at the Corvallis School District website, csd509j.net/calendar.

When you live in the land of "Wildland Urban Interface" you have to be prepared to fight wildland fires. Your Corvallis ...
04/16/2021

When you live in the land of "Wildland Urban Interface" you have to be prepared to fight wildland fires. Your Corvallis firefighters spent the week reviewing their skills so they will be ready to respond if needed. Here they can be seen practicing fire shelter deployment and progressive hose lays. Stay safe out there and do your part to prevent forest fires!

Bigfoot has some great ideas for how to handle yard debris during a no-burning period! Oregon Office of State Fire Marsh...
04/15/2021

Bigfoot has some great ideas for how to handle yard debris during a no-burning period! Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal

Bigfoot has some great ideas for how to handle yard debris during a no-burning period! Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal

Corvallis Postpones Backyard BurningApril 14, 2021 - The National Weather Service has issued a “high fire danger” warnin...
04/14/2021
Corvallis Postpones Backyard Burning

Corvallis Postpones Backyard Burning

April 14, 2021 - The National Weather Service has issued a “high fire danger” warning this week for South Willamette Valley. Higher than normal temperatures in conjunction with high winds and low humidity are all contributors to an elevated fire danger. As a result, the Benton County Fire Defense Board has decided to suspend all back-yard burning until weather conditions change.

The backyard burn ban is in effect for both the City of Corvallis and the Corvallis Rural Fire Protection District. Please contact the Corvallis Fire Department Burn Line at 541-766-6971 for current information.
https://www.corvallisoregon.gov/fire/page/corvallis-postpones-backyard-burning

Higher than normal temperatures in conjunction with high winds and low humidity are all contributors to an elevated fire danger.

04/06/2021
National Safety Council | Set Up Your Drive

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Here is a great video from the National Safety Council highlighting steps you can take to be less distracted. Drive safe Corvallis! #justdrive National Safety Council

Aren’t we lucky? In Corvallis, we are so fortunate to have the beautiful Willamette River and Mary’s Rivers for viewing ...
04/02/2021

Aren’t we lucky? In Corvallis, we are so fortunate to have the beautiful Willamette River and Mary’s Rivers for viewing and recreation. However, sometimes things can happen on the water that can be extremely dangerous to our community members. To keep our Corvallis Firefighters ready for any situation, they continually train on a variety of equipment and situations. This week, the crews have been refreshing their marine “Deck Hand” skills; reviewing the equipment, operator functions, and responsibilities.
Should be a beautiful spring and summer, here’s to enjoying it safely together!!

The Corvallis Fire Department would like to congratulate our newly promoted Engineers! From left to right are:  Casey St...
04/01/2021

The Corvallis Fire Department would like to congratulate our newly promoted Engineers!
From left to right are: Casey Stone, Jimi Tolmachoff and Jake Backer

The Corvallis Fire Department would like to congratulate our newly promoted Engineers!
From left to right are: Casey Stone, Jimi Tolmachoff and Jake Backer

The Corvallis Fire Department will open it's doors today to the public. You can still call us at 541-766-6961 to ask que...
03/29/2021
City Offices Reopening to the Public on March 29

The Corvallis Fire Department will open it's doors today to the public. You can still call us at 541-766-6961 to ask questions or make those FireMed payments!

The move comes two weeks after Benton County entered the "High Risk" category under Governor Kate Brown's reopening guidelines.

03/17/2021

With St. Patrick's Day a couple days away, we'd like to encourage you to not press your luck in protecting your home against wildfires.

Before a wildfire threatens your community, you can clear debris from your gutters, eaves, porches and decks. Learn more about how to protect your home and property at www.firewise.org #believeinfiresafety

Now is the time to start planning for wildfire season. The "Wildfire Wednesdays" webinar series starts this Wednesday, M...
03/15/2021
Webinar series launches to prepare Oregonians for wildfire season

Now is the time to start planning for wildfire season. The "Wildfire Wednesdays" webinar series starts this Wednesday, March 17th. Check it out! College of Forestry at Oregon State University

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State University Extension Service Fire Program is collaborating with state and community partners to launch a free webinar series to help prepare Oregonians for the 2021 wildfire season and beyond. The “Wildfire Wednesdays” webinar series launches March 17 with a ...

Drive safe Corvallis!
03/05/2021

Drive safe Corvallis!

The Corvallis School District announced students will be returning to schools for in-person instruction starting next week. Drivers, please be aware of school zones and school buses. Remember to drive 20 MPH in school zones, and stop for school buses with flashing red lights. Drive safe!

Your Corvallis firefighters take pride in our stations and work hard to keep things in good working order. Here we have ...
03/01/2021

Your Corvallis firefighters take pride in our stations and work hard to keep things in good working order. Here we have Firefighter Rick McKee cleaning the station grounds, Firefighter Greg Acord repairing a hose bed cover on the fire engine, and Firefighter Jake Backer sanitizing the cab of the fire engine.

Your Corvallis firefighters take pride in our stations and work hard to keep things in good working order. Here we have Firefighter Rick McKee cleaning the station grounds, Firefighter Greg Acord repairing a hose bed cover on the fire engine, and Firefighter Jake Backer sanitizing the cab of the fire engine.

Great information about smoke alarms!
02/24/2021

Great information about smoke alarms!

If you encounter a power outage and have hardwired smoke alarms, you will want to test your smoke alarm batteries to ensure they are working properly. Most hardwired smoke alarms have a backup battery and a low battery signal (chirp). As days pass without power, these batteries can drain and could stop working. Change the batteries per the smoke alarm manufacturer’s recommendations. If the smoke alarm is over 10 years old, it’s time to replace the entire unit.

For more information on smoke alarms, visit https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/sfm/Pages/Smoke-CO-Alarms.aspx.

Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the “Invisible Killer” because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. G...
02/17/2021

Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the “Invisible Killer” because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. Generators and improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces can release CO into your home. We recommend having a CO detector in your home that you test once a month and know the signs of CO poisoning:
Headache
Fatigue
Shortness of breath
Nausea
Dizziness
Mental Confusion
If you suspect a CO leak in your home, please get out and call 911.

Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the “Invisible Killer” because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. Generators and improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces can release CO into your home. We recommend having a CO detector in your home that you test once a month and know the signs of CO poisoning:
Headache
Fatigue
Shortness of breath
Nausea
Dizziness
Mental Confusion
If you suspect a CO leak in your home, please get out and call 911.

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Isn't it time we banned fireworks?
🧡🧡🧡 To the men and women of Corvallis Fire Department (Oregon) 💜❤️💛 I wanna thank each Firefighter for their service, bravery, courage, strength, honor, respect, fairness, commitment, excellence, dedication, integrity, pride, kindness, compassion, professionalism, sacrifice and I truly appreciate what each Firefighter do everyday in life to serve and protect the people of Corvallis, Oregon and STAY SAFE 💙💚💖 Thank you all
Thank You Corvallis Fire Department for doing our Fire  extinguisher training at the Corvallis Manor! 🔥 🧯 
Corvallis FD , thank you for all the great work you did up here in the canyon, just got the internet back and have been wanting to thank you, especially you guys and gals on 163