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New Training Officer Sworn In

New Training Officer Sworn In

Battalion Chief of Training Jason Wells was sworn in on June 7, 2024.  Accompanying Chief Wells and family during the ceremony was Fire Chief Clayton O'Brien, Assistant Chief Mark Mullins, Battalion Chief Tom Saunders and department members, and Mayor Michael...

City of Oregon host “BOOMFEST 2024”

Please join us in celebrating on July 13, 2024, at 3000 Dustin Rd (Rear Parking Lot).  The event begins at 02:00pm and concludes at midnight.   Enjoy food trucks, live entertainment, activities and fireworks at dusk.  Please bring a lawn chair to enjoy the venue. Live...

Spring Into Summer Safety-This Saturday (5/11/24)

Safe Kids Greater Toledo and Oregon Fire Rescue are hosting Spring Into Summer Safety  this Saturday (5/11/24).  The event will be held at Oregon Fire Station #41 at 1040 S. Wynn Rd, 11am-2pm.   Come and meet Oregon Firefighters and tour the station and various...

First Ever Great Lakes Maritime Firefighting Task Force

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to host the first ever Great Lakes Maritime Firefighting Task Force full scale exercise. This successful excersise only happened because of the collaboration between multiple agencies. First, and...

Campus Fire Safety

Going to college is an exciting time for students and their parents. Living in a new “home away from home” not only gives young adults more freedom to make their own choices, but it also provides them an increased level of personal responsibility while at school.

When it comes to on- and off-campus housing, it’s important for students and parents to keep fire safety top of mind. Here is everything you need to know about fire safety on campus!

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Campus Fire Safety- Facts and Stats

  • 94 percent of fatal campus fires occurred off-campus.
  • Smoking (29 percent) was the leading cause of fatal campus fires.
  • Alcohol was a factor in 76 percent of fatal campus fires.
  • Smoke alarms were either missing or tampered with (disconnected or battery removed) in 58 percent of fatal campus fires.
  • Fire sprinklers were not present in any of the 85 fatal campus fires.
  • 70 percent of fatal campus fires occurred on the weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
  • 73 percent of the fatal fires occurred between midnight and 6 a.m.
  • April was the peak month (13 percent) for fatal fires in campus housing.
Student Safety Tips
Cooking
  • Cook only where it is allowed.
  • Keep your cooking area clean and free of anything that can burn.
  • If a fire starts in a microwave, keep the door closed and unplug the unit.
  • Keep an eye on what you are cooking, especially if you are cooking at high temperatures.
Smoking
  • Make sure cigarettes and ashes are out.
  • Never toss hot cigarettes butts or ashes in the trash can.
  • Use deep, wide ashtrays.
  • Place ashtrays on something sturdy and hard to burn.
  • Don’t smoke when you have been drinking or are drowsy.
  • After a party, check for cigarette butts, especially under cushions. Chairs and sofas catch on fire fast and burn fast.
Electrical safety
  • Keep lamps, light fixtures, and light bulbs away from anything that can burn.
  • Never use an extension cord with large appliances, like a refrigerator.
  • Do not overload outlets.Use only surge protectors or power strips that have internal overload protection.

Quick Tips

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Latest News

New Training Officer Sworn In

New Training Officer Sworn In

Battalion Chief of Training Jason Wells was sworn in on June 7, 2024.  Accompanying Chief Wells and family during the ceremony was Fire Chief Clayton O'Brien, Assistant Chief Mark Mullins, Battalion Chief Tom Saunders and department members, and Mayor Michael...

City of Oregon host “BOOMFEST 2024”

Please join us in celebrating on July 13, 2024, at 3000 Dustin Rd (Rear Parking Lot).  The event begins at 02:00pm and concludes at midnight.   Enjoy food trucks, live entertainment, activities and fireworks at dusk.  Please bring a lawn chair to enjoy the venue. Live...

Spring Into Summer Safety-This Saturday (5/11/24)

Safe Kids Greater Toledo and Oregon Fire Rescue are hosting Spring Into Summer Safety  this Saturday (5/11/24).  The event will be held at Oregon Fire Station #41 at 1040 S. Wynn Rd, 11am-2pm.   Come and meet Oregon Firefighters and tour the station and various...

First Ever Great Lakes Maritime Firefighting Task Force

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to host the first ever Great Lakes Maritime Firefighting Task Force full scale exercise. This successful excersise only happened because of the collaboration between multiple agencies. First, and...

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