Southern Oregon Firefighters

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Southern Oregon Firefighters

Any firefighter or EMS provider in Southern Oregon.

Members: 25
Latest Activity: Jan 26, 2018

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What Oregon Department are you from?

Started by Fireyladd - Chief Sharp. Last reply by Bobby Oct 13, 2013. 8 Replies

Oregon's 150th Anniversary

Started by Paul Bodenhamer Mar 25, 2009. 0 Replies

North county fire

Started by Paul Johnson. Last reply by Fireyladd - Chief Sharp Jan 31, 2009. 5 Replies

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Comment by Bobby on October 13, 2013 at 1:27am

Got a short story to tell.

So from the 1990s up till 2003. My dept was hanging around about 650 calls a year. In 2003, we saw a sudden jump to the 800s. The close of 2011 we broke the 1,000 call mark. We closed out just shy of 1,200 (1189) in 2012. None of us can believe it happened. We can't really put a finger on why. We haven't gained any territory, no large population growth. Well, I'll estimate there was about an 80-90 call increase for running auto to every call to help Prospect Fire, but still.

So our 10 year average number of calls has gone up 100% and we still maintain 4 paid staff (1 chief, 3 captains for 24/7 coverage), and about a 20 volunteer "roster."

Comment by Fireyladd - Chief Sharp on November 7, 2010 at 4:43pm
AH HUM? Where is everyone? hiding to get out of the rain?
Comment by Fireyladd - Chief Sharp on September 7, 2010 at 7:38pm
WTH? Its raining
Comment by Fireyladd - Chief Sharp on May 9, 2010 at 2:55pm
Happy Mothers Day!
Comment by Fireyladd - Chief Sharp on February 21, 2010 at 4:04pm
Sunny an Warm here today. Going riding! Get out an enjoy the day.
Comment by Fireyladd - Chief Sharp on December 20, 2009 at 7:44pm
Merry Christmas an Happy New Year
Comment by Fireyladd - Chief Sharp on November 26, 2009 at 11:24am
Happy Thanksgiving
Comment by Fireyladd - Chief Sharp on November 24, 2009 at 10:58pm
Quack! Ducks eat Beavers for dinner
Comment by Billy B Casteel JR on November 24, 2009 at 2:27am
GO DUCKS!!!!!!
Comment by Fireyladd - Chief Sharp on November 4, 2009 at 1:48am
Welcome to he party Michael. We need to wake these folks up a bit. Think I'm gonna drag out the bagpipes and wake them up.
 

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