Registered Agency Spotlight: Wolf Creek Oregon Rural Fire Protection District

wolf-creek-rural-fire-protection-district-logoRegistered Agency Spotlight: Wolf Creek Oregon Rural Fire Protection District 

Agency Donation Effort Contact: Director of Operations Sean Reinert

Fire Chief: Steve Scruggs

Link: Department Website

Number of officers: 10

Body Camera Goal: 10

With the generous donations, the Department received eight cameras.


Name State Amount
Jo and Tony H. Klamath Falls, OR $300.00
Thomas M. Williams, OR $50.00
Micheal B. Seattle, WA $25.00
Anonymous $250.00
Atul M. Vancouver, WA $55.00
Anonymous $10.00
Rose J. Olympia, WA $200.00
John and Janis S. Grants Pass, OR $50.00
Galice Resort Merlin, OR $900.00
Select Designs Wolf Creek, OR $275.00
Lucy M. Salem, OR $50.00
Melody S. Wolf Creek, OR $100.00
Corinne S. Wolf Creek, OR $40.00
Julie L. Wolf Creek, OR $600.00
M.D. Smith Grants Pass, OR $200.00
Total: $3,105.00

Donor Statements: “Thank you for your service to the community. Sorry it has to come to this but I want people that would assault fire fighters prosecuted” – Thomas M., Williams, OR.

Why has your Agency decided to start a body camera program?
Sean Reinert: Our department is having a lot of problems with people interfering with firefighters on scene and off scene. Our call volume has tippled in recent months. There is an increase in calls and decrease in safety and that has become a real problem. Body cameras will help us document what is going on and protect our fire fighters against false complaints.

How do you believe a body camera program will benefit your officers, department and the community?
Sean Reinert: Body cameras would let us better track our fire fighters and officers for accountability and liability purposes. 

Are there any situations where having body camera video evidence would have made a difference in court cases or complaints against your officers?
Sean Reinert: We have a problem with a lot of people who like to hang out on a bridge, they continually block it and case problems disrupting traffic. Body cameras would help us better document this behavior.

Does your department have guidelines for a body camera policy? If so, what would the policy be? When would officers be required to record, etc.?
Sean Reinert: Our policy would be that the fire fighters need to use the body cameras on every call or whenever they make contact with the general public.