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Midnight Apartment Fire with a Rescue (Photo) - 02/10/24

Just before midnight on Feb. 9, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters were dispatched to a reported apartment on fire in the 14000 block of Southwest Teal Boulevard in Beaverton. Multiple callers to 911 reported seeing gray smoke coming from an adjacent apartment. Additional reports said the smoke was coming out of the front door.

Upon arrival, crews discovered heavy smoke rising from the roofline. Firefighters quickly worked to extinguish the fire while also initiating a search of the home for occupants. During the search, crews found one person inside the house who was in critical condition. Crews pulled the victim out of the structure to our medical team staged outside. No other individuals or pets were found inside the home.

The incident was upgraded to a second alarm to bring additional resources to the scene. TVF&R crews were assisted by American Medical Response. Firefighters had the fire under control shortly after midnight and were able to contain it to the one unit.

TVF&R fire investigators responded to the scene and are working to determine the cause of the fire.

TVF&R was also assisted on scene by Beaverton Police, American Medical Response, Portland General Electric, and NW Natural Gas.

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MEDIA INVITATION: Community Members and Off-duty Firefighter to be Recognized for Saving Jogger in Cardiac Arrest - 02/07/24

MEDIA INVITATION: Community Members and Off-duty Firefighter to be Recognized for Saving Jogger in Cardiac Arrest

TVF&R invites members of the media to a reunion event where two bystanders and a TVF&R firefighter will be recognized for saving a 37-year-old woman who suffered a cardiac arrest event while out for a jog last September. 

After seeing the woman collapsed on the sidewalk, two bystanders called 911 and began performing CPR with direction from 911 dispatchers at the Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (WCCCA). PulsePoint, a lifesaving phone app that generates an alert triggered by 911 dispatchers and sent to app subscribers when someone has gone into cardiac arrest, alerted an off-duty TVF&R firefighter who was at home nearby and responded to provide CPR. The woman was transported to the hospital, recovered, and is excited to reunite with the people that came to her aid. 

Early notification and the coordinated actions of bystanders, firefighters, dispatchers, and EMS professionals unequivocally saved a woman’s life. Please join us as the survivor tells her story and meets with all those involved in providing her care. 

What: TVF&R highlights a successful cardiac arrest save

When: Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, 10:00 a.m.

Where: TVF&R Station 51 – 8935 SW Burnham St, Tigard, OR 97223

Visuals and interviews: Media are invited to film and conduct interviews at the reunion event. 

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