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Bend Fire & Rescue Mustache Bash Fundraiser Tomorrow - 12/01/22

Bend Fire & Rescue’s Mustache Bash is back! Join us December 2 from 5 – 9 p.m. for a fundraiser supporting the Bend Fire Community Assistance Program (CAP), and enjoy a night of family friendly food, beer, prizes and laughs at Cascade Lakes Brewing. We will host mustache contests throughout the night for best overall, most stylish, imposter-stache and “you call that a mustache?” 

CAP is a charitable program supported by Bend Fire, in partnership with the Bend Firefighters Association. The CAP mission is to support community members in crisis. It allows firefighters who identify critical needs in the community, the ability to access funds and provide immediate support. This support could be for a family or individual who is in financial hardship and needs immediate assistance with buying food, medicine, clothing, groceries or temporary shelter. CAP is funded by donations from our community and fundraisers such as the Mustache Bash. 

Cascade Lakes will be generously donating the venue and $1 for every pint sold throughout the day. Invite all your friends and families to come out and support the Bend Fire CAP! We will see you there.

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House fire on Stacy Ln - Bend 11-22-22 (Photo) - 11/22/22

Bend Fire Department was called to a house fire at 3:30 this morning after a neighbor reported a shed on fire on Stacy Ln. Bend PD arrived on scene first and found the shed fully involved and spreading to the house and trees. Officers knocked on the door and alerted the occupants who were then able to escape unharmed with both of their dogs. The fire had spread to the garage when fire crews arrived. A quick stop of the fire kept it from spreading to the interior of them home. Damages are estimated at $70,000 to the house, the contents and two cars parked in the driveway, one of which is a complete loss. 

The cause of the investigation is still ongoing with fire investigators scheduled to be back on scene later this morning. Red Cross was called to assist the occupants. 

Both occupants rent and have renters’ insurance. Bend Fire Department highly recommends anyone who rents, or leases obtain renters insurance for them and their families. This is a low-cost insurance policy that can protect you in the event of a fire like this. The homeowner’s insurance will only cover the loss to the building, not your personal belongings. Check with your insurance provider for details but many times having car and renters’ insurance with the same company can help reduce the cost through discounts for multiple policies. 

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Santa Express 2022 to Collect Food, Clothing, and Toys for Families in Need - 11/21/22

After a year off of neighborhood collections, Santa and the Bend Fire Department Santa Express are back spreading holiday cheer! We will be driving through several neighborhoods again this year with our friend Santa collecting food, clothing and toys to support the Salvation Army. 

In 2021, The Salvation Army and Santa Express collected thousands of pounds of food plus much needed clothing and toys to help those in need here in Bend. Anything and everything helps, even if it’s one can of food or a small toy that donation will go a long ways to providing a good dinner and a nice gift on Christmas and a smile on a child’s face Christmas morning. The Salvation Army would like to express the need for gifts to be given to teenage age kids as well. Please join the Bend Fire Department in supporting our community! 2022 has brought more community need this year and we’re asking for your help and support. 

Here is a list of the neighborhoods with maps for our nightly walks: 
(maps available on our website www.bendoregon.gov/santaexpress)

- Monday November 28th - NWX, Shevlin Ridge and Shevlin Meadows neighborhoods 

- Tuesday November 29th - Pineridge, River Canyon and Aspen Rim neighborhoods

- Wednesday November 30th - Foxborough, Larkspur, Sun Meadow neighborhoods

Drop off non-perishable foods, new toys or clothing at any of these locations. Boxes will be in place until Friday December 16, 2022:

  • Bend Fire & Rescue Fire Stations – blue recycling bins will be at each system for drop offs:
    • West Fire Station – 1212 SW Simpson Ave
    • East Fire Station – 62420 Hamby Rd
    • North Fire Station – 63377 Jamison St
    • South Fire Station – 61080 Country Club Dr
    • Tumalo Fire Station – 64725 Cook Ave 
    • Pilot Butte Fire Station – 425 NE 15th St 
  • The Salvation Army – 515 NE Dekalb Ave.
  • The Bend Airport flight center – 63132 Powell Butte Highway 
  • Snap Fitness locations in Bend – 
    • SW Amber Meadow Dr, NW Lolo Dr and NE 4th St 
  • Starbucks locations throughout Central Oregon – 
    • Bend: Century Dr, Colorado Ave, Reed Ln., NE 3rd St and NE 27th St
    • Redmond: SW Rimrock Way, SW Canal Blvd 

If you can’t make it any of these locations and would like someone to come by and pick up your donation in the Bend area, please call our office at 541-322-6386 to arrange a curbside pickup. 

Thanks ahead of time from Bend Firefighters Association, Bend Fire & Rescue, Cascade Disposal and The Salvation Army for helping families in need this holiday season. If you need help for this holiday season with food or presents, please call The Salvation Army at 541-389-8888.

Unattended campfire gets out of control - 11/19/22

Bend Fire & Rescue (BF&R) and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) responded to a report of a structure fire several miles north of Bend in the area of Juniper Ridge on 11/19/2022 at 4:42 PM.  DCSO was first on scene and assisted with directing BF&R units into the scene. BF&R had 3 apparatus respond to the area to find a fire approximately 20’ x 25’ that spread from an unattended campfire to an attached non permitted temporary shelter and several large juniper trees.  Once on scene, the first arriving unit found active fire with flame lengths approximately 30’ in height that were close to an occupied camp.  Units quickly extinguished the fire before it spread to nearby camp trailers and juniper trees.  Occupant stated that he was building a fire and went to a nearby camp for more material to burn.  Upon his return he found the fire he had started spreading to the attached shelter and was out of his control.  During the fire investigation it was found that the campfire had spread to highly flammable materials inside the attached shelter and continued into surrounding vegetation.  It was determined that the fire was unintentional but did not meet the BF&R regulations and recommendations.  Loss from the fire was estimated to be approximately $1,000 in personal belongings. There were no injuries to occupants or responding personnel during the incident. 

The BF&R would like to thank Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in supporting BF&R units.

The BF&R would like to remind everyone that campfires possess a risk all times of the year not just in the summer months.  Regulations and specific requirements on burning can be found on our website at: www.bendoregon.gov/burninginfo , by calling 541-322-6386 or by getting a paper copy of the outdoor burning regulations at any Bend Fire station.