Sweet Home Fire Dist.

At 11:34 the morning on May 23rd, 2023, the Sweet Home Fire District received a call regarding an injured logger. The information received by Linn County Dispatch contained the GPS coordinates of the injured logger. However, the exact location and route to get to the logger were unclear. The most likely route was to access the logger off the Upper Calapooia road system. One ambulance and the rescue unit started that direction. While one chief officer started up the Wiley Creek side. Oregon Department of Forestry in Sweet Home heard the call and went to assist the chief from the Wiley Creek side. The chief encountered a log truck driver who was coming down the hill, who confirmed this would be on the Wiley Creek side. A Life Flight helicopter had been called for and was responding to Sweet Home from Redmond. The chief was able to locate the logger and notified Life Flight of the location. The helicopter was able to land in a wide spot on a logging road near the landing. The logging crew assisted the chief in loading the injured logger into the helicopter. The Sweet Home Fire District would like to thank our partners at ODF for assisting with this call, as well as the logging crew with helping move the patient to the helicopter.