• Oregon electric utilities file first state-required wildfire mitigation plans with PUC

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    Electric companies throughout Oregon are filing Wildfire Mitigation Plans. Learn more here.

    SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) – Electric utilities across Oregon have filed their first state-required Wildfire Mitigation Plans, designed to prevent and mitigate wildfire risk, with the Oregon Public Utility Commission, the agency said Friday.

    The WMPs are the first to be filed since Senate Bill 762 passed during the 2021 legislative session, requiring plans for all electric utilities providing service in Oregon.

    Senate Bill 762 established formal standards for electric utility wildfire mitigation plans, including the information utilities are required to include.

    Plans must identify areas at high-risk for wildfires within the utility’s service territory and actions to minimize those risks, as well as protocols for implementing public safety…

  • Redmond Fire & Rescue launches new business inspection software to boost efficiency

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    Redmond Fire & Rescue launched a new fire inspection software. Discover more here.

    Redmond Fire & Rescue’s Fire Marshal’s Office has launched its new cutting-edge fire inspection software from ESO. This new software will allow the Fire Marshal’s Office to improve efficiencies when out conducting fire inspections at businesses.

    Currently, inspectors will complete a fire inspection using a paper form, then return to the office and input the information into an older database, and then reprint the inspection and return to the business to provide them a report.

    With the ESO software, an inspector can complete an inspection on a tablet, and within a matter of a few seconds, the inspection report can be delivered to the business owner’s email…