Day: March 9, 2021

Fire Safe Oregon Updates

Fire Safe Oregon – OSU Wildfire Wednesday Webinars
Are you ready for the next wildfire season? Last summer’s wildfire events impacted most Oregonians and we learned that EVERYONE living in Oregon should be prepared for a wildfire emergency. Every community is different though, and it can be difficult to navigate all of the resources.

On March 17, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension along with state and local agencies and community partners, will launch Wildfire Wednesday’s lunch and learn, “Fire Aware. Fire Prepared.” program. This statewide campaign will help Oregonians prepare for the reality of wildfire through greater awareness and actions.

Wildfire Wednesday Webinars Sessions (12:00-1:00pm PST):

March 17: It takes a village!

WEBSITE For More Information – Fire Program Online Webinar Guide page, at

Lincoln County Wildfire Readiness Season…coming soon.
Public Safety Officials and Lincoln County Emergency Management should be releasing their 2021 Wildfire Readiness Season calendar of events by end of March. Areas they will focus on are specific to Lincoln County :

May 1, Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
2021 Lincoln County Wildfire Readiness Presentations

Updating our 2020 presentation
Due to COVID their presentations will be hosted virtually and recorded then made available on our county website
They will break out the 2-hour presentation into sections for easier viewing:
Access and Functional Needs Preparedness
Animal and Livestock Preparedness
Evacuation Notifications and Process
Emergency Sheltering
Fire History, Local Risk and Community Readiness
Insurance Considerations and Business Protection
Wildfire Smoke and Health Risks
Recovery after the Fire
Presentations will be scheduled to begin in April through May

Governor Brown extends Lincoln County “Lower Risk” level for COVID-19 through March 25

Governor Kate Brown today announced updates to county risk levels under the state’s public health framework to reduce transmission and protect Oregonians from COVID-19. The framework uses four different risk levels for counties based on COVID-19 spread—Extreme Risk, High Risk, Moderate Risk, and Lower Risk—and assigns health and safety measures for each level.

“We are largely seeing case rates decline across the state, with the most counties in the Lower Risk level since the framework was introduced in November,” said Governor Brown. “This should serve as a reminder that when we follow the health and safety measures we know work against this virus, we can truly make a difference in infection spread. But, we still have more work to do before we reach the level of community-wide protection we need in order to return to a sense of normalcy. I encourage all Oregonians to keep it up and to get your vaccine when it’s available to you.”

Lincoln County is currently in the “Lower Risk” category for the week of March 05, 2021 through March 11, 2021. The Oregon Health Authority will examine and publish county data weekly. County risk levels will be reassigned every two weeks. The first week’s data will provide a “warning week” to prepare counties for potential risk level changes. The next assignment of risk levels will be announced March 23 and take effect March 26.

A complete list of counties and their associated risk levels is available here .