This summer, Bend Fire responded to this fire that started between two structures. Neighbors said they smelled smoke all day prior to the blaze. The Fire Department has seen several structure fires start at the exterior of a building lately. Causes often fall into these categories: improper disposal of smoking materials, hot ashes discarded into a combustible container and spontaneous combustion (oily rags left on the deck, for example). People often report “smelling smoke” hours before a fire actually erupts. Bend Fire encourages those who smell smoke from an unknown source to investigate or call the dispatch non-emergency number, 541-693-6911. ... See MoreSee Less
Having been in law enforcement a long time there are few things that can truly make me angry anymore, but today was an exception. Someone has vandalized our Wildland Firefighters Monument. How could anyone, regardless of age, damage such an important monument? Dedicated in 1996 in the memory of nine members of the Prineville Hot Shots, who were among 14 firefighters who died on July 6, 1994, while fighting the Storm King fire outside Glenwood Springs, Colo., this memorial defines our City’s heart and dedication to those who serve.
Right now, both in our State and others, Firefighters are risking their lives fighting wildland fires. You only need to look to the Carr fire in Redding, CA to see how vital, dangerous, and important our firefighter’s hard work is to all of us. Police and fire tease each other all the time about who is better, but at the end of the day they are our brothers and sisters and they deserve better than this.
There are pieces missing from our memorial. We need to get them back. If anyone has any information that could lead to us finding the remaining pieces, or has any information of who may have been involved, please contact us. We need to work together to make this right. You can PM us information on FB or call non-emergency dispatch at 541-447-4168- Case Agent is Officer Uppendahl and he can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org, Case#18-001194
Today we lost our one and only Active Duty female Firefighter/Engineer in the history of our department, Susan Pipitone, to Occupational Cancer...rest easy now Sue...we'll take it from here... ... See MoreSee Less