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Delay of National Mobile Test (Photo) - 09/18/18

Due to Hurricane Florence and emergency East Coast response efforts, FEMA has postponed their mobile 'Presidential Alert' to October 3rd at 11:18 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. 

FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct a test broadcast via radio, TV, cable stations, and wireless carriers.  This is the first nationwide test of the wireless system.  These systems ensure critical information is shared during extreme emergency situations.   Albany residents who have iPhones and Androids will receive a text message.   We stress that no action is required by the public.  Please refer to the Android and iPhone photos for examples of the wireless messages that will be sent.

For more information visit https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test.  Questions can be answered by the Oregon Office of Emergency Management at 503-383-6608 or 503-871-8689. 

Brush fire near ATI.
Brush fire near ATI.
ATI Fire (Photo) - 08/29/18

Albany Fire Department and other local agencies continued fire mop-up work today, August 29, 2018, at ATI Specialty Alloys and Components (SAC).  The fire was first reported yesterday, August 28, 2018, at 11:16 a.m., on the SAC property at a material staging area.  Within that area, the fire impacted a flatbed trailer along with staged materials, including clean fiberglass ducting.  The fire then moved through grass and wooded area, City of Albany Simpson Park and property belonging to International Paper, creating smoke that was reportedly seen throughout Albany.  Firefighters were able to contain the fire around 3:00 p.m. yesterday, but remained onsite through today cleaning up hot-spots and assuring the fire was checked within its fire lines.

The SAC property is within a federal Superfund site.  Although the fire is still under investigation, ATI does not believe any hazardous substances associated with the Superfund site were involved.  Please refer future questions on the cause of the fire to ATI PIO Scott Minder.  

Fire personnel will complete their work on site today at 5:00 p.m.  Future visible smoke from the International Paper property is possible as a settling pond with layers of wood pulp burned during the fire.  ATI will continue to provide water suppression to the International Paper property until which time it is determined to be safe to stop.

One firefighter was transported with a non-serious injury.  As a precaution, Albany Police Department and Linn County Sheriff's Office evacuated fifteen people from Simpson Park and Talking Waters Park.  No ATI employees needed to be evacuated.  The following agencies provided firefighters and suppression equipment to fight the fire:  Albany Fire Department, Jefferson Fire District, Halsey Fire, Adair Rural Fire & Rescue, Lebanon Fire District, Scio Fire District, Stayton Fire District, Philomath Fire & Rescue, Monroe Rural Fire Protection District, Turner Fire District,  and Oregon Department of Forestry.  Corvallis Fire Department covered emergency calls for the City of Albany during active firefighting.