Geology Lecture: Wildfires and the Role of Firebrands in their Spread

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s popular Geology Lecture Series kicks off for the 2021-22 academic year with a lecture on “Wildfires and the Role of Firebrands in Their Spread”, by Dr. David Blunck (Oregon State University), Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 7:00 pm via Livestream at the College website: https://livestream.com/swocc/geology2021-22. Talk may be viewed online live. A Q …

Disaster Recovery Guide Available to Help Oregon Businesses

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COOS BAY, Ore – The Southwestern Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has launched a new Disaster Recovery Guide for businesses impacted by the recent wildfires. This guide helps business owners understand and assess their situation so they can make the best decisions in the recovery process.  The Disaster Assistance Guide is based on the experiences of Small Business Development Center …

Fire Science students get real-world experience with local agencies

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Photo: Josh Cogburn worked throughout the summer with Coos Forest Protective Association. This photo was taken of him working on the suppression of the recent North Bank fire just south of Coos Bay. Southwestern Oregon Community College works in close partnership with fire agencies in our region. This provides students with real-world experience needed to become professional firefighters. There are …