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Estacada Fire District responds to high fire danger.
Volunteer firefighters patrol community to protect residents and property from
By Becky Ginsbach / Estacada Eagle Oct 3, 2012
In response to ripe conditions for extreme fire hazard and wind damage on
Wednesday Oct 3 and Thursday Oct 4, the Estacada Volunteer Firefighters
patrol the community in a brush rig to look for potential dangers.
Dry and windy conditions mixed with the predicted higher temps for this time
of year raise concerns for public safety issues. Crews look for potential fire
dangers, as well as assisting residents with any needed hazards such as
broken limbs, downed trees and wind damage issues.
According to the Estacada Fire District, they feel an obligation and
responsibility in serving the community by working on all possible prevention
efforts to minimize risk of bodily injury and property damage.
The use of volunteer firefighters for these type of duties allows the district to
hold the paid firefighters on reserve for medical emergencies, motor vehicle
accidents, fires and other emergencies.
Photo by Becky Ginsbach / Estacada Eagle: Brandon Crowe and Dylan Spence volunteer
their afternoon to patrol the community and provide extra protection from high fire
danger and high winds.
Photo by Becky Ginsbach / Estacada Eagle
Photo by Meaghan Thwreatt / Estacada Eagle