Friday, May 29, 2020

Bigfoot returns for wildfire season

Latest articles

Samaritan revises visitor restrictions for all facilities

Samaritan Health Services has modified the temporary visitor restrictions in place due to coronavirus for all hospitals and facilities.

Lincoln County does not meet Phase 2 reopening criteria

Governor Kate Brown released the Phase 2 reopening application process Thursday night and today the Oregon Health Authority determined Lincoln County does not meet the criteria to apply due to high community spread. 

Tenth confirmed Lincoln County COVID-19 case

Yesterday’s presumptive positive case had a negative test result so will be removed from the total.  The current totals for Lincoln County are: 10 confirmed positive, 1403 negative tests, 8 recovered, and 1 was hospitalized during illness. 

The last mayor of Depoe Bay

It would be difficult to name a more Utopian spot on the Oregon coast than Depoe Bay, a picturesque seafaring town with 1,600 largely blissful residents who are about to be flattened by a financial meteorite.

Lincoln County Sheriff: COVID-19 contact tracing scam alert

You might have heard a little about contact tracing -- the process of identifying people who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, instructing them to quarantine and monitor their symptoms daily. 

Lincoln City to hold public hearing on state revenue sharing

A public hearing will be held 6 p.m. Monday, June 8 at City Hall on the use of state revenue sharing for fiscal year 2020-2021 as provided in ORS 221.770. 

Tenth Lincoln County COVID-19 case is presumptive

Lincoln County Public Health announced today a presumptive COVID-19 case. This resident is symptomatic, has had contact with a confirmed case, and is waiting for test results.

Ninth Lincoln County resident tests positive for COVID-19

Lincoln County Public Health announced another positive case of COVID-19 Sunday. The new case brings Lincoln County’s total to nine confirmed cases.

Hall, Danforth, and Bachart lead in initial election results

With 90 percent of the votes counted so far, below are the initial Lincoln County election results from County Clerk Dana Jenkins’ office as...

Temporary emergency access to relocate at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital

As the final phase of construction wraps up at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital, the temporary driveway to the hospital’s Emergency Department will be relocated.

The Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal’s Bigfoot: Believe in Fire Safety campaign is returning for the 2020 wildfire season, asking Oregonians to protect their communities by preventing wildfires.

“This really comes down to protecting communities and preventing wildfires,” says State Fire Marshal Jim Walker, of the OSFM’s Bigfoot campaign. “Wildfire prevention begins with all of us. Together we can make a positive impact. Since most wildfires are started by people, please do your part to prevent them.”

In response to the challenges of recent wildfire seasons, the OSFM enlisted Pacific Northwest icon Bigfoot, friend in fire prevention, to inspire the public to take action and reduce risks of human-caused wildfires.

The campaign first launched in spring 2019. From the start, Bigfoot served as an iconic messenger to encourage Oregonians and visitors to protect our communities and homes from human-caused wildfires.

OSFM’s Fire Prevention Coordinator Stephanie Stafford made the connection that wildfires occur where Bigfoot “lives,” which created the opportunity to promote awareness around fire prevention in the wildland urban interface (WUI). Data show the most costly fires in recent years nationally all occurred on WUI lands.

Wildfire threats to Oregon’s communities have led to longer and costlier fire seasons for state and local agencies. The wildfire problem also has captured the attention of Oregonians. Statewide they see the effects of fires on forests, as well as on homes in the wildland urban interface.

In the past two years, data collected in Oregon for the National Fire Incident Reporting System show there were 14,971 outdoor fires with 554,196 acres burned. Most of these outdoor fires were caused by unintentional human ignition rather than natural sources such as lightning.

The OSFM will be working with its more than 300 Oregon fire service partners to help share Bigfoot-themed education and branding materials that encourage Oregonians to “believe in fire safety,” around their homes and when recreating around their communities and in the outdoors.

The Oregon fire service plays an important role in providing critical first response for initial suppression of many wildfires that begin in their jurisdictions and can often spread to public lands.

In 2019, fire agencies helped Bigfoot reach residents statewide, and the OSFM will be providing Bigfoot materials for agencies to share and motivate their residents to prevent wildfires.

Bigfoot’s message for 2020 to “believe in fire safety” can be shared with the hashtag #BelieveInFireSafety.

To learn more about wildfire prevention and preparedness, or to find and download your favorite Bigfoot image and spread the word, visit the OSFM website. You can also follow the OSFM and Bigfoot on the OSFM Facebook and Twitter pages.

- Advertisement -
News Release
News Release
This information was provided for dissemination to our readers and was edited to comply with Associated Press style and professional journalism standards by Homepage staff.

Related articles

4 COMMENTS

  1. This is clearly the reason we have wildfires, bigfoot is unlikely to
    be any help with this issue, and how did Smokey the Bear get fired?

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending

Lincoln County does not meet Phase 2 reopening criteria

Governor Kate Brown released the Phase 2 reopening application process Thursday night and today the Oregon Health Authority determined Lincoln County does not meet the criteria to apply due to high community spread. 

The last mayor of Depoe Bay

It would be difficult to name a more Utopian spot on the Oregon coast than Depoe Bay, a picturesque seafaring town with 1,600 largely blissful residents who are about to be flattened by a financial meteorite.

Lincoln County Sheriff: COVID-19 contact tracing scam alert

You might have heard a little about contact tracing -- the process of identifying people who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, instructing them to quarantine and monitor their symptoms daily. 

Tenth Lincoln County COVID-19 case is presumptive

Lincoln County Public Health announced today a presumptive COVID-19 case. This resident is symptomatic, has had contact with a confirmed case, and is waiting for test results.

Tenth confirmed Lincoln County COVID-19 case

Yesterday’s presumptive positive case had a negative test result so will be removed from the total.  The current totals for Lincoln County are: 10 confirmed positive, 1403 negative tests, 8 recovered, and 1 was hospitalized during illness. 

Lincoln City to hold public hearing on state revenue sharing

A public hearing will be held 6 p.m. Monday, June 8 at City Hall on the use of state revenue sharing for fiscal year 2020-2021 as provided in ORS 221.770.