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News Release
Local Firefighters Heading to California Wild Land Fires - 10/11/17

Twenty two members of the Linn/Benton Strike Team are headed to Santa Rosa, California to battle the California wild land fires. Seven Albany Fire Department firefighters, including a Strike Team,took Engine 12 on October 11, 2017 to California. Many of these staff also worked the Chetco Bar Fire and the Eagle Creek Fire. Four members crews from the following Fire Departments deployed with AFD on four additional engines from their perspective agencies: Philomath Fire & Rescue, Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance, Lebanon Fire District, and Corvallis Fire Department. Lebanon Fire District also sent a Strike Team Leader.

Crews are typically deployed on a Conflagration, an extensive fire that destroys a great deal of property, for up two two weeks at time. Albany Fire Department will fill our open positions with over time personnel and be reimbursed by the State to cover all wild land costs. Please keep all our crews in your thoughts.