National Fallen Firefighter Memorial

Two Oregon firefighters, Oscar Montano-Garcia and Jesse Trader, are among the 107 firefighters being honored Sunday at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Both Oregon firefighters died in August of last year while fighting two separate wildfires. Oscar Montano-Garcia died after he collapsed while working the Nabob … Continue reading »

Flags at Half-Staff for Firefighter

SALEM, Ore. — On Saturday, flags across Oregon will be lowered to half-staff in honor of a White City firefighter who died while on assignment at a wildfire in Siskiyou County. Oscar Montano-Garcia was working the Nabob Fire, just a few miles south of Applegate Lake. He died of a heart attack, according to his … Continue reading »