On the morning of August 21st, 2017, there is going to be a Total Solar Eclipse in Central Oregon when we will experience total darkness for about 2 minutes as the moon completely blocks out the sun. This is a once in a lifetime event, as the next eclipse will not occur in this area until the year 2108. Thousands of people are expected to visit this area to view the eclipse.
Lake Chinook Fire & Rescue’s district is located in the path of 100% totality during the eclipse. An excellent viewing location. We are a small volunteer department, with limited resources to handle the influx of thousands of campers and visitors into our area. To help better serve you, Lake Chinook Fire & Rescue is trying to plan our emergency services and medical response for the week of the eclipse August 17-22. This page will act as a resource to help you prepare for the eclipse and for the visitors that will come to our area.
Please take a moment to help us better plan for this event. Take a moment to fill out or short survey to help us serve you better during this event. Please take a moment to complete our survey.
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Help Support Your Fire Dept during the Eclipse.
LCF&R is spending approximately $8000 on additional medical supplies, support and equipment for the Eclipse event in order to be prepared for the thousands of guests and visitors that are expected to come for this event. Please support your Fire and Medical Teams by making a donation to our Fire District. Please send Checks to: Lake Chinook Fire & Rescue 11700 SW Graham Rd. Culver, OR 97734
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Fire / EMS Camp - We are offering affiliated firefighters and EMTs a free place to stay, or camp in turn for a 12 hour shift of duty, during the event, from Thursday August 17th till Tuesday August 22nd. Responders are welcome to stay Wednesday to Wednesday. Learn More!
Three Rivers Preparedness - OREGON SOLAR ECLIPSE PREPAREDNESS
FOR THREE RIVERS LOA Learn More!
Viewing Safety - Tips on viewing the Eclipse safely Learn More!
Oregon Solar Eclipse Safety Tips - Travel tips, preparedness tips, safe viewing tips Learn More!
Enroll in Everbridge Emergency Notification System! A MUST DO!
Travel, Eat, Play, Stay & Tips
During the event the following activities are prohibited: Download Flyer for your Guests
No Camp Fires
No Burn Barrels
No Sky Lanterns
• Know fire risks and respect fire restrictions, such as campfire bans.
• Avoid parking or driving on dry grass as your vehicle can start a wildfire.
• Vehicles are required to have a shovel and fire extinguisher or at least a gallon of water in many areas.
• Do not use candles, fireworks, tiki torches, or other open flames outdoors.
Sky lanterns are illegal in Oregon airspace.
• Smoking materials:
Dispose of smoking materials in deep, sturdy ashtrays.
Make sure butts and ashes are extinguished by using water or sand.
Never discard butts on the ground or in vegetation.
In the event of a wildfire, you must know where to go. Please take a moment to familarize yourself with safe zones in the area. During the Eclipse, our normal evacuation areas will be full. We may ask you to shelter in place. You will need an area AT LEAST 50 FEET FROM ANY VEGETATION in order to be safe.
• During a wildfire, there are three levels of evacuation:
Level 1 – Ready: Pack your valuables.
Level 2 – Set: Monitor the news reports.
Level 3 – Go: An official notice from the sheriff’s office or fire agency to evacuate.
Evacuation Plan. What you need to Know in the event of an evacuation. Learn More
During the weekend of the Eclipse, Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue will be open 24 hours a day from Friday morning till Tuesday. We will be operating two Advanced Life Support ambulances Saturday and Sunday, one Thursay, Friday, Monday Tuesday. Our medical room at the station will be open for First-Aid and non-emergent care urgent care. In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.