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Open Letter to USCG Admiral

Chief Joshua Williams, October 14

Admiral Paul F. Zukunft Commandant Unites States Coast Guard 2100 2nd St. SW Washington DC 20593-7000

Dear Admiral Zukunft:,

Please reverse your decision to close the USCG Air Station Newport, Oregon. There must be another way for the USCG to save money without placing lives in danger. The closure of this Air Station will increase response time on the central Oregon coast from approximately 15 minutes ... (Full Story)

Fogarty Creek Rescue

Chief Joshua Williams, October 11

DEPOE BAY FIRE & US COAST GUARD RESCUE FIVE FROM ROCKS AT FOGARTY STATE PARK Depoe Bay, October 11, 2014, – Depoe Bay Fire District along with a United States Coast Guard Helicopter saved five people who were trapped on a large group of rocks at the Fogarty Creek State Park earlier today, according to Depoe Bay Fire Chief Joshua Williams. The initial report was that eight people were stranded, ... (Full Story)

Commercial van plunges into Depoe Bay Harbor

Assistant Chief Bill Johnson, September 10

For Immediate Release

CARGO VAN IN DEPOE BAY HARBOR No One Hurt, No Spills ! Depoe Bay, OR, September 10, 2014–A cargo van submerged in Depoe Bay harbor was reported at 7:18 am this morning. Depoe Bay Fire Department, Depoe Bay Coast Guard, Depoe Bay City crew, Oregon State Troopers and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office all responded.

“The van driver was able to exit the van and walk up the boat ... (Full Story & Photos)

Budget Calendar

Chief Joshua Williams, June 05

The attached document is the budget calendar for FY 2014/2015.... (Full Story)

Nellie Jaujou, Gleneden Beach Resident celebrates her arrival at the Tsunami Assembly Area.
Nellie Jaujou, Gleneden Beach Resident celebrates her arrival at the Tsunami Assembly Area.

Gleneden Beach Turns-Out and Shakes-Out!

Chief Joshua Williams, October 17

People, pets and emergency kits turned out in unanticipated large numbers for Gleneden Beach’s first Tsunami Stroll during Thursday’s Great Oregon Shake-out. Ninety seven residents participated in the drill by walking from their homes to one of the two designated “Temporary Tsunami Assembly Areas.” Many turned out with their dogs, cats, and even a pet bird as well as their custom-made emergency ... (Full Story & Photos)

US Air Force Assists Depoe Bay Fire District

Chief Joshua Williams, October 02

Gleneden Beach, October 2, 2013 – Depoe Bay Fire Chief Joshua Williams responded to a call from a concerned citizen walking on the beach who came across an unusual object labeled “Call police or Military.” The device turned out to be a marine location marker—a buoyant device designed to be released from helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft to indicate position in the sea.

This was potentially ... (Full Story & Photos)


Depoe Bay Fire PR, July 30

Gleneden Beach, July 30, 2012 –At 4:40PM, Sunday, July 29 a house fire was reported in the 6700 block of Glen Avenue in Gleneden Beach. Initial reports were that the home appeared to be vacant and might be a vacation home.

Depoe Bay Fire Chief Joshua Williams was on scene within nine minutes of dispatch and reported that there was a "working fire". After an initial assessment of the situation ... (Full Story & Photos)


Joshua L. Williams, Fire Chief, July 16

Gleneden Beach, July 15, 2012 – Depoe Bay Fire District saved two swimmers being pulled out to sea by a rip current in the waters just south of the Devil's Punch Bowl earlier this evening. The firefighters were responding to a report of two children between 10 and 12 years old being caught in a rip current.

One child made it to shore as the fire fighters arrived on scene. The child's father ... (Full Story & Photos)

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2014 Incidents
Fire EMS Other
Jan 0 25 15
Feb 1 37 14
Mar 0 30 18
Apr 1 25 11
May 5 38 27
Jun 0 33 14
Jul 1 29 25
Aug 1 46 15
Sep 2 41 17
Oct 2 38 23
Nov 1 33 12
Dec 0 0 0
Total 14 375 191

Past Incidents
2013 11 409 180
2012 21 439 194
2011 30 421 152
2010 5 349 183
2009 25 375 174
2008 20 341 146

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