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Timberline
Timberline
Update: Timberline lodge fire under investigation (Photo) - 04/19/24

The fire that happened on the evening of April 18, at the Timberline lodge has been extinguished. Investigators from the ATF and US Forest Service are on scene working to determine a cause. The lodge and the ski area will both be closed tomorrow, April 19th, while the damage is assessed.

 

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Timberline
Timberline
Historic Timberline lodge facing fire (Photo) - 04/18/24

At approximately 9:30pm, reports started pouring in that the attic of the historic Timberline lodge was on fire. Fire crews from Hoodland Fire, Clackamas Fire, Gresham Fire and Estacada fire are on scene to help protect the Lodge. 

Currently, firefighters have a good knock down on the fire and are doing everything they can to preserve the historic assets that exist here.

After an initial search, crews found that everybody had made it outside and were safe. 

Employees of the lodge discovered the fire and called it in. 

Hoodland Fire's Chief Scott Kline is thankful for all the assistance. 

More details to come.

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Meldrum Bar Water Rescue_003
Meldrum Bar Water Rescue_003
Increased Firefighter Staffing Saved a Man's Life (Photo) - 04/17/24

The swift action of firefighters saved the life of a man who was close to drowning in the Willamette River, near Meldrum Bar Park.

On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, firefighters were dispatched to an initial report of a male trapped inside a vehicle that was in the river, and reportedly had exited the submerging vehicle and was in distress. Arriving first on scene, firefighters quickly put on their personal floatation devices and identified a male struggling in the water. Due to the immediate threat to the male’s safety, two firefighters jumped in to prevent him from drowning. 

During the rescue efforts of the two firefighters in the water, the other two firefighters took throw bags to the nearest shore. The ropes from the throw bags landed right over the top of the three of them and the two firefighters on the shore were able to pull the rescuers and the male to safety. Upon their arrival on-scene, firefighters located and pulled the victim out of the water in 2 minutes and 44 seconds.

Once out of the water, the male was treated and transported by American Medical Response to an area hospital.

Battalion Chief Greg Holland said, “If the crew from Engine 315 had not done what they did [performed a high-risk rescue], the male would have drowned. He was out of time, out of breath, and out of energy to keep going.”

Clackamas Fire District would like to thank the community for their ongoing support of the Emergency Services Levy. As part of the year one plan, firefighters from Station 15 in Oregon City received an increase in firefighter staffing, along with four other fire stations across the Fire District. This increase in staffing improves response capabilities that ultimately saved this man’s life.

The photos are courtesy of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Drone Unit.

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Sandy Fire Board of Directors' Meeting, April 17, 2024 - 04/17/24

The Board of Directors for Sandy Fire District #72 will hold a regular board meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. Agenda items will include requests for board approvals of the following: Designating the District’s Budget Officer, and regular monthly division reports, and an Executive Session under ORS 192.660(2) to discuss a personnel matter. 

If you would like to provide public comment during the meeting, you must sign up no later than Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. Please sign up by completing the Sandy Fire District Public Meeting Comments form.

The public can attend either by remote video conferencing or in person at the Sandy Fire District Station 71 Annex building (17459 Bruns Ave., Sandy, OR 97055). If you would like to attend online or by phone, please access Sandy Fire’s website for the Zoom meeting link and passcode at: https://sandyfire.org/about/board

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Clackamas Fire District Board of Directors' Meeting and Executive Session, April 15, 2024 - 04/11/24

The Board of Directors for Clackamas Fire District will hold a regular board meeting on Monday, April 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. Agenda items for the regular board meeting will include the regular monthly division reports and request for board appointment of Budget Committee Members. An Executive Session will be held under ORS 192.660(2)(a)(b)(d)(e)(h) to discuss; employment of the fire chief, personnel matter, labor contract negotiations, real property transaction, and consult with counsel.

If you would like to provide public comment during the meeting, you must sign up no later than Monday, April 15, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. Please sign up by filling out the Public Meeting Comments form on our website: https://clackamasfire.com/public-meeting-comments/

The public can attend either by remote video conferencing or in person at Station 5 (9339 SE Causey Ave., Happy Valley, OR 97086). If you would like to attend online or by phone, please access Clackamas Fire District’s website for the Zoom meeting link and passcode at: https://clackamasfire.com/public-notices/

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Quarterly Civil Service Commission Meeting, April 10, 2024 - 04/04/24

The Civil Service Commission for Clackamas Fire District will hold a regular quarterly meeting on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. If you have questions about attending the meeting, please contact: nannette.howland@clackamasfire.com.

The public can attend either by remote video conferencing or in-person at Station 5 (9339 SE Causey Ave., Happy Valley, OR 97086). If you would like to attend online or by phone, please access Clackamas Fire District’s website for the Zoom meeting link and passcode at: https://clackamasfire.com/public-notices/

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Willamette View training
Willamette View training
Clackamas Fire partners with Willamette View for Advanced Firefighter Training (Photo) - 03/26/24

Clackamas Fire is proud to announce a partnership with Willamette View, a nationally accredited, not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community founded in 1955. Located on a 27-acre campus south of Portland, Oregon, Willamette View offers a full continuum of housing and health care services to seniors age 55 and over and employs approximately 400 individuals.

As part of Willamette View's campus expansion, several houses slated for demolition have been made available for firefighter training purposes. Clackamas Fire will conduct scenario-based training exercises, including simulated fire attacks and search evolutions, with the assistance of theatrical smoke machines to create realistic conditions. Beginning in April, more advanced training activities such as roof ventilation, window access for searches, and fire victim rescue utilizing theatrical smoke and rescue manikins will commence as the houses near their demolition date.

The partnership with Willamette View presents an invaluable opportunity for Clackamas firefighters to enhance their skills in real-world scenarios. Training in unfamiliar structures is crucial for readiness, and Clackamas Fire is grateful to Willamette View for providing us with this training opportunity. This is enhancing the skills of responding firefighters and is ultimately making our community safer by helping firefighters be ready for the next emergency response!

While the training takes place, there will be an increased presence of fire apparatus and crews in the area. Clackamas Fire advises the public to exercise caution when passing by and to be aware of crews working on the roadway. Additionally, members of the public are welcome to observe the training exercises but are urged to maintain a safe distance and to make contact with on-site crews to ensure they are utilizing a safe viewing area.

The media and the public are welcomed to come and observe the training which will be taking place at 1801 and 1803 Silver Springs Rd. in Milwaukie today, March, 26 beginning at 9:00 am, as well as April 8th beginning at 9:00am. 

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