Emergency Preparedness/Response

Discussion at Brookings Café: The Fire in Paradise, California

Discussion at Brookings Café is a potpourri of topics around a table where anybody can join in the discussion. This show represents a place where the community of Brookings and the surrounding areas can discuss what concerns us as coastal residents.

What if you just escaped a fire at your house and you sit in your car with only the clothes on your back as you watch your entire neighborhood go up in flames. Where to go for help? Where are you going to stay? Now imagine that you tune your car radio to KCIW where the Brookings Emergency Operations Center has taken over our radio transmitter and is broadcasting information that will guide you to help and safety.

KCIW is putting the finishing touches on a system that will allow the City of Brookings to take over the KCIW transmitter in times of an emergency such as a major fire like the one that destroyed Paradise, California, or, God forbid … “The Big One.”

In this discussion we talk with three survivors from the Paradise fire. We hear their stories about a fire that destroyed their homes in hopes that we in Brookings might learn something to help protect us. Please welcome Erick Sill, his wife Karen Brown, and Yvette Streeter.

Brookings Café … a discussion about what’s important to you.

Host: Dan Sherman
Guests: Erick Sill, Karen Brown, Yvette Streeter.
Producer: Dan Sherman
Recording Tech: Pye White
Sound Editor: Pye White


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Ocean Mist Power Hour: Harbor Fire Leadership

Did you know that the vast majority of firefighters in the United States are volunteers? Join Ocean Mist Power Hour host Misty Young in this candid conversation of volunteer fire fighting and the people dedicated to helping save others and prevent tragedy. Bob Larson, Chief of the Harbor Rural Fire Protection District and Neville Hill, Public Information Officer share stories, tips and wisdom. You can help in your own community, too, by volunteering!

Host: Misty Young; Guests: Bob Larson, Neville Hill; Producer: Misty Young


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Music composed and performed by Misty Young.

Ocean Mist Power Hour: Weather and Water Safety

A fun and lively discussion of all things weather and water safety with Ryan Sandler of the National Weather Service, Medford, and Luke Martinez of Pistol River, owner of Wilderness Canyon Adventures and seasonal Aquatic Safety Officer with Curry County Sheriff’s Office. From tsunamis to lenticular clouds, the Chetco Effect and more, this is a fast-paced, interesting conversation brought to you by Ocean Mist Power Hour host, Misty Young.

Host: Misty Young; Guests: Ryan Sandler, Luke Martinez; Producer: Misty Young


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Music composed and performed by Misty Young.

Ocean Mist Power Hour: Hometown Heroes, U.S. Coast Guard Station Chetco River Leadership!

In this episode of the Ocean Mist Power Hour, host Misty Young interviews Master Chief David Pierias, Commanding Officer of the United States Coast Guard Station Chetco River, and Sue Mathis, Auxiliary Flotilla Commander of U.S. Coast Guard Station Chetco River.

They discuss a bit of history and daily life in the Coast Guard, the effect the military and law enforcement base has on the local area, burials at sea and the role of the Auxiliary in supporting the mission of the US Coast Guard.

With 44 enlisted personnel on base and over 20 volunteer Auxiliarists, Station Chetco River is a vibrant and active community serving and protecting our own Harbor Brookings sport and commercial fishing industry, as well as pleasure boaters and citizens and visitors to the area.

Learn how you can become active and helpful to your neighbors and community and how the U.S. Coast Guard quietly serves you every day.

Host: Misty Young
Guests: Master Chief David Pierias, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard, Station Chetco River; Sue Mathis, Flotilla Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Station Chetco River, Flotilla 6
Producer: Misty Young


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Music composed and performed by Misty Young.

Our Community: More Fire and Our Forests

Join Our Community host Candice Michel as she continues the discussion of forest fires and forest management in South-Western Oregon.

Chetco Bar Fire from Chetco Bar Camera, Aug 17, 2017

In the previous episode, Candice talked with Merv George, Forest Supervisor of the Rogue River/Siskiyou National Forest, about firefighting strategies and some of the effects of last year’s Chetco Bar Fire, and with Cate Road resident Jeri Lynn Thompson, who experienced the fire first-hand.

In this two-part episode of Our Community, Candice continues the discussion with Jeri Lynn Thompson, along with community members Al Stroh and Guy McMahan, who have investigated the problems with the Forest Service response to the Chetco Bar Fire. Then Candice discusses forest management with Dr. Bob Zybach, a forest fire specialist born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, who has studied the history of wildfires in Western Oregon.

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel


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Our Community: Fire and Our Forests

Merv George and Jeri Lynn Thompson

Are you concerned about our forest fires? What are the steps the U.S. Forest Service is taking to battle these new mega fires?

Meet new Forest Supervisor of the Rogue River/Siskiyou National Forest Merv George as we discuss the old firefighting strategies, take a look at some of the effects of last year’s Chetco Bar Fire with Cate Road resident Jeri Lynn Thompson, and talk about what the future holds.

This week on Our Community.

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel


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Community Conversations: County Commissioner – Fire Follow-Up

In this edition of Community Conversations, show host Connie Hunter interviews Curry County Commissioner Court Boice about the Chetco Bar Fire recovery effort and the importance of a clear economic vision for the Curry County’s future.

Court Boice

This conversation highlights include recognizing the gift behind people coming together in the face of adversity, assessing the negative impact of one-fifth of Curry County being burned, and brainstorming recovery ideas. Click HERE to see an inspiring video “After the Fire is Out” (mentioned in this conversation), shown at a recent Curry County Board of Commissioners meeting. Skip forward to 2:05:25 to see “After the Fire is Out”.

Find out from the Commissioner Court what each of us can do to help be an instrument of hope in our County’s recovery efforts. We can all be proactive on behalf of Curry County by becoming advocates for our area. Learn how hope begets hope! Listening to this podcast will help people understand the details of the wildfire devastation while we envision the economic recovery and future forest stewardship in our “neck of the woods.”

Host: Connie Hunter; Producer: Connie Hunter; Recording Tech: Jim Newman


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Our Community: The Chetco Bar Fire – BAER Team and Richard Heap

Join host Candice Michel for this two part show about the aftermath of the Chetco Bar Fire.

Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team leader John Chatel discusses the work his team did in assessing the toll the fire took on the forest lands and watershed, and Richard Heap, a member of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council and longtime Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) volunteer, talks about how the salmon and their spawning grounds will likely be impacted.

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel


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Photo is from the Chetco Bar Post-Fire BAER web page.

Our Community: The Chetco Bar Fire – Brookings City Manager Gary Milliman

As of September 15, 2017, the Chetco Bar Fire, which started as a lightning strike deep in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, has burned nearly 190,000 acres and is only 38% contained.

Join host Candice Michel as she talks with Brookings City Manager Gary Milliman about the impact of this fire on Our Community.

Host: Candice Michel; Producer: Candice Michel


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Intro and end music: The Best Is Yet to Come, licensed from audioblocks.com.
Photo is from the United States Department of Agriculture Forrest Service, taken on August 17, 2017.

Community Conversations: Fighting Fire with Fire – Update on the Chetco Bar Fire

Terry A. Krasko, Planning/Public Services Staff Officer from the USDA Forest Service, with Community Conversations host Connie Hunter

In this edition of Community Conversations, show host Connie Hunter interviews Terry A. Krasko, Planning/Public Services Staff Officer from the USDA/Forest Service about the issues surrounding the Chetco Bar Fire.

Mr. Krasko’s duties include serving as the Public Information Officer for the Chetco Bar Fire Incident Command Operation, currently located outside of Brookings, in Harbor, Oregon.

Get the scoop on what we, as citizens, can do to be proactive in our area. Learn how fire incident command operations works. Listening to this program will help citizens understand the techniques and concerns of wilderness firefighting, locally, and in general, and will provide perspective and hope in spite of the hardships surrounding this local natural disaster.

Host: Connie Hunter; Producer: Connie Hunter; Recording Tech: Jim Newman


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