January 2019
Message from the Chief, Fred Charlton
As Clackamas Fire District #1 kicks off 2019, we reflect on all of the opportunities and challenges that 2018 brought us. 
Here is a year in review:
  • Firefighters responded to over 22,000 emergency and non-emergency responses, which is a decrease from the prior year.
  • We responded to a number of significant wildfire Conflagrations across Oregon and into California.  
  • Community event attendance and public education was at an all-time high to include safety fairs, community celebrations, open houses, fire station tours, groundbreakings for new facilities and National Night Out.
  • We helped train our 50,000th citizen in Hands-Only CPR within the past five years. Learning Hands-Only CPR is a life-saving skill.
  • Our Operation Santa Claus program had a record setting year – 15 community parades, 19 fire stations, 30 area businesses and numerous community groups collected food and toys resulting in 57,700 pounds of food and over 8,400 toys distributed to over 500 families in need across the communities we serve.
  • We continued to focus on reinvesting in Clackamas Fire through our 2015 general obligation bond to include completing construction on a new Fleet and Logistics building, and the near completion of two new community fire stations with one in the city of Oregon City and the other in the community of Damascus.
Heading into 2019, we are preparing a fiscally responsible and transparent budget; leadership development and succession planning; continuing to focus on the goals and objectives in our Strategic Business Plan and ensuring we continue to meet our mission – “To Safely Protect and Preserve Life and Property.”
Message from the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors had a work session on January 24, 2019. Discussion items included:
  • Amended Supplemental Budget
  • Overview of FY 2019/2020 Budget Development
  • Feasibility Study in conjunction with Estacada Fire District #69
  • Amended Intergovernmental Agreement with Estacada Fire District #69
  • Overview of 2020 Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) accreditation process
  • Clackamas Ambulance Service Agreement (ASA) recommendations and discussion
  • Civil Service Commission vacancy update
  • Administration Building project
At the January 28, 2019 Board of Directors’ meeting, the following took place:
Presentations:
  • Battalion Chief Steve Deters presented an update of the 2018 Operation Santa Claus program. There were 15 community parades, 19 fire stations, participation from 30 area businesses and numerous community groups, resulting in 57,700 pounds of food and over 8,400 toys were collected and distributed to over 500 families in need.
  • The Fire District’s Lobbyist Genoa Ingram with Court Street Consulting presented an overview of discussions that would be held during this legislative session.
The Board approved the following:
  • Authorize the Fire Chief to enter into a contract for a Feasibility Study in cooperation with Estacada Fire District #69.
  • Authorize the Fire Chief to amend the current Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Estacada Fire District #69.
  • Resolution 19-01 – Adopting and Appropriating a Supplemental Budget for FY 2018/2019.
 
The next board meeting will be Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at 6:00 pm at Mt. Scott Fire Station 5 located at 9339 SE Causey Avenue, Happy Valley, Oregon. Please note that the meeting is one week later than usual, due to the Presidents’ Day holiday on Feb. 18.
The annual meeting of the member of the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation was held to approve the 2019 budget.
Safety/Public Education
Emergency Management
Shelter in Place
Whether you are at home, work or elsewhere, there may be situations when it's simply best to stay where you are and avoid any uncertainty outside. There may be circumstances when staying put and creating a barrier between yourself and potentially contaminated air outside is the best course of action.
Use common sense and available information to assess the situation and determine if there is immediate danger. If you see large amounts of debris in the air, or if local authorities say the air is badly contaminated, you may want to Shelter in Place.
  • Bring your family and pets inside.
  • Lock doors, close windows, air vents and fireplace dampers. 
  • Turn off fans, air conditioning and forced air heating systems.
  • Take your emergency supply kit unless you have reason to believe it has been contaminated.
  • Go into an interior room with few windows, if possible.
  • Seal all windows, doors and air vents with 2-4 mil. thick plastic sheeting and duct tape. Consider measuring and cutting the sheeting in advance to save time.
  • Cut the plastic sheeting several inches wider than the openings and label each sheet.
  • Duct tape plastic at corners first and then tape down all edges.
  • Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to seal gaps so that you create a barrier between yourself and any contamination.
  • Local authorities may not immediately be able to provide information on what is happening and what you should do. However, you should watch TV, listen to the radio or check the Internet often for official news and instructions as they become available.
Upcoming Events
Station Activities
For a detailed list of Incident Types, which doesn't include mutual aid, by FMZ for December, click HERE.
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