It’s the kind of disaster that no one thinks will happen in their city, but first responders have to be ready. When an oil train derailed in the small town of Mosier, Oregon last year, it was a wake-up call to communities across Oregon, where crude oil is shipped, including Bend.
As Curtis Vogel reports, members of Shell oil company and Burlington Norther Santa Fe Railway were in Bend this week to train Bend Fire and Rescue firefighters on how to deal with the worst-case scenario.
An ambulance is more than just a means of transportation. Sometimes what happens during the drive from a home or business to a hospital can mean the difference between life and death. Bend Fire and Rescue just added six new ambulances to its fleet.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan looks at some of the new safety features.
One of the newest firefighters on the Bend Fire & Rescue team told the department he wanted to start a coat drive last month, and Friday, firefighters delivered more than 500 pounds of winter clothing to needy families across Central Oregon.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan went along for their ride to deliver some of those goods to Bethlehem Inn this morning.