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Eugene Springfield Fire comments on morning attack. - 10/17/18

Eugene Springfield Fire Chief Joe Zaludek will adress the media at the scene of this morning's fire, 500 block Oakdale, at 1:00pm. Details of his statement will also be made available later this afternoon.

Fire Dog Casey with child
Fire Dog Casey with child
Eugene Springfield Fire to be represented at National Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial (Photo) - 10/03/18

Every October the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty the previous year. Thousands, including families of those being honored, returning survivors, fire service personnel and pipe and drum bands, from across the country attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.

The weekend features special programs for survivors and co-workers, along with public ceremonies. The weekend concludes with the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial ceremony and the unveiling of the names of the fallen on the memorial plaque.

Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal Amy Linder and Casey, Official Fire Safety Dalmatian will be traveling to Emmitsburg, Maryland for this year’s events. This will be Linder’s tenth year attending memorial weekend handling first Cody and now Casey, Official Fire Safety Dalmatian. In addition to Casey’s FireDog duties, he is a certified therapy and crisis response dog. He will be available to new families, returning survivors and fellow fire service personnel to provide soft spots to pet, a fuzzy ear to listen or to scratch, a cold nose and wet kiss, an unspoken promise that our fallen heroes and their families will not be forgotten. Linder says "It is a an honor and a privilidge to be able to provide support and comfort to the loved ones of our fallen brothers and sisters. Participation in Memorial Weekend also strengthens my resolve and commitment to fire prevention and safety."

103 names will be added to the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial on Sunday, October 7, 2018 recognizing the 80 Line of Duty Deaths from 2017 and 23 from previous years.

Live streaming of Memorial events may be found at

Attached Media Files: Fire Dog Casey with child
Honor Guard Kneel
Honor Guard Kneel
Honoring Oregon's Fallen Firefighters (Photo) - 09/19/18

The Oregon Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial will be held tomorrow, September 20, at the Oregon Public Safety Academy (4190 Aumsville Highway SE, Salem). The ceremony begins at 1:00 p.m. and the public is welcome.

The Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial is a tribute to the ultimate sacrifice made by fire service professional, career and volunteer, across our state. A time to honor and remember these brave men and women and to support their families.

Please join us as we pause to remember these five members from Eugene Springfield Fire that died protecting our community.

FF Rex Reed died as the result of a collision between the fire engine he was driving and a train while enroute to a fire on November 28, 1928. (Eugene Fire & EMS)

Capt. Donovan Hodgson died on October 28, 1957 of a heart attack while reporting in at the fire station for a general alarm blaze. (Springfield Fire & Life Safety)

FF Leland Christensen died on October 11, 1966 of a heart attack while fighting a general alarm blaze at the Kendall Ford dealership. (Eugene Fire & EMS)

FF Harold “Bucky” Stinson died October 11, 1966 when a concrete wall collapsed and crushed while fighting the blaze at the Kendall Ford dealership. (Eugene Fire & EMS)

Capt. Horst Rech died September 21, 1978 when the ceiling collapsed on him during his second entry into the fire at DJ’s Market. (Springfield Fire & Life Safety)

Eugene Springfield Fire is proud to have four members and Fire Dog Casey serving as part of the Oregon Fire Service Honor Guard. A team made of fire service members from around the state that come together as a unified group to honor our fallen and provide assistance to their families.

Attached Media Files: Honor Guard Kneel