With the recent appointment of Joe Zaludek as Eugene Springfield Fire Chief, a recognition and badge presentation ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm. The ceremony will be held at Eugene Springfield Fire Administration, 1705 W. 2nd Ave. Media is invited to attend.
Battalion Chief Ben Meigs and Captain Jeff Loewenheim received the prestigious Patriotic Employer Award today (03/24/17) in a ceremony that recognized their direct support, and the overall support of Eugene Springfield Fire.
Supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of our National Guard and reserve units. The Award Program recognizes deserving employers whose support and goodwill are important to retaining highly skilled, qualified members of the National Guard and Reserve.
Eugene Springfield Fire Engineer/Paramedic Benjamin Sjullie, who is currently deployed in Southeast Asia, nominated Chief Meigs and Captain Loewenheim for their support and encouragement as he and fellow Firefighter/Paramedic Jeremy Esch prepared for their deployment earlier this year.
The award was handed out by General Norm Hoffman (Ret.) on behalf of Staff Sergeant Sjullie.
City Council recently appointed Mark Kruger to serve on the Eugene Toxics Board.
Mark Kruger -- appointed to Industry Position 2 -- applied to serve on the Toxics Board to make sure that the viewpoint of the company he works for is fairly represented.
The Toxics Board makes policy governing the City of Eugene's hazardous materials reporting program. By Charter Amendment, the Toxics Board is authorized to enforce the reporting requirements and impose penalties. There are seven members on the board: three members who are employed by or are agents of businesses required to report under the law; three who have a proven record of environmental advocacy; and one member who must be nominated by at least four of the other six members. The City Council then appoints the seventh (and neutral) member from the nomination submitted by the six members. Members may serve only two three-year terms, and members may not serve more than two consecutive terms. The Toxics Board meets approximately every other month, and its proceedings are governed by Oregon's open public meeting laws.
The Eugene Toxics Right-to-Know Program was created and is governed primarily by Section 54 of the Eugene City Charter, Amendment IV, adopted by citizen initiative in November 1996. It requires that businesses meeting certain criteria report their hazardous substance use to the City, that the City make that information public, and that hazardous substance users pay fees as necessary to operate the program. Additionally, Sections 3.690 to 3.696 of the Eugene Code govern the program. To learn more about the Eugene Toxics Right-to-Know Program, go to www.eugene-or.gov/toxics, or call 541-682-7118.