HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Owners plan to rebuild fire-damaged fourplex

Written July 5th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The two-story building with four apartments at Ferry Street and Fourth Avenue in downtown Albany has stood there for 76 years. A fire nearly destroyed it on the Fourth of July, but the owners say they will rebuild.


When the ride seems like a cure

Written January 9th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

You can’t know how excellent a service the ambulance crews of the Albany Fire Department provide until you try it out. Twice in the last two weeks I had the unwelcome opportunity to do just that.


Fire prevention: Overpass slope cleared of brush

Written May 27th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Part of the Pacific Boulevard overpass in Albany looks different these days: It has been cleared of most of the vegetation that made the place a fire danger in dry years, as it did last summer.


Reminders of the summer season…

Written November 12th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

This unseasonal display caught my eye on a ride through Albany’s Bryant Park on Wednesday. The sunshine was deceptive. The temperature was in the 50s, not bad for the middle of November, but not exactly river recreation weather either.


An isolated case of arson, or what?

Written May 28th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

This was not, it is safe to assume, a case of spontaneous combustion. I came across what was left of a trash can on the Dave Clark Riverfront Path on Wednesday afternoon.


Lower fire insurance rates? Maybe

Written May 6th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

If you live in the area covered by the Albany Fire Department, you might want to ask your insurance company about lowering your fire insurance premiums. Why? Because the Insurance Services Office has just upgraded the department’s “public protection classification” to a 2, up from a 3.


Council OK with M’burg fire deal

Written December 11th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The Albany City Council Monday had no objections to contracting with Millersburg for fire protection covering all of the smaller town on its northern edge.


 
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