Commissioners approve emergency service plan
LCSO, other departments to work on Santiam Canyon drill
March 8, 2023
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office will team with other county departments for a wildfire emergency drill in the Santiam Canyon in June, as part of a preparedness plan to be funded by a $10,000 grant from the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker approved applying for the grant Tuesday morning, Feb. 28.
While all three supported the effort, however, they cautioned that trauma still ran high among North Santiam Canyon families in Linn and Benton counties following a massive Sept. 8, 2020, wildfire, when the Beachie Creek (Opal Cre...