McKenzie Fire & Rescue

Through wallLEABURG: Firefighters from both of the area’s fire districts took part in last Wednesday night’s drill at McKenzie Fire & Rescue’s Leaburg station. The session, facilitated by the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. Training included skills to manage getting out of basements through windows, breaching walls, following hoses out of buildings, and diminishing clearance obstacles.  McKenzie Fire was able to train 35 of its members and Upper McKenzie was able to get six of its responders trained in the joint exercise sponsored by the state DPSST.  Matt Barnhart was the local state training coordinator for the area. View a short video of the training at:

In appreciation for the firefighters dedication to our community - our annual Salute to the firefighters of McKenzie Fire & Rescue and the Upper McKenzie Fire District









Pat Cane awardLEABURG: Words like “Fun, challenging and sometimes a lot of work,” come to mind when Pat Cane recalls her time with  McKenzie River Fire & Rescue.

KayakerLEABURG: McKenzie Fire & Rescue crews had an out of the ordinary call last Tuesday. At approximately 11:45 on April 29th someone walked into the Leaburg station to report a paddler had turned his kayak over and was on the other side of the cable that crosses Leaburg Lake in front of the dam.

McKenzie Fire logoWednesday December 11th at approx 14:18 McKenzie Fire/Rescue was dispatched for a logging accident approx 5 miles up Quartz Creek Rd. The dispatch information stated we were responding for a male patient who had fallen during a logging operation who possibly had a broken leg.


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