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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Washington County Fire District 2 voters will decide whether to permanently join TVF&R.

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Elected leaders from District 2 have determined it's in the community’s best interest for TVF&R to provide service to their area permanently in order to stabilize funding for fire, medical and emergency services and to ensure continued fire protection...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Scout Day - October 22nd

WHAT TO EXPECT:
This event is tailored for Scouts in first through fourth grades. Participants will be divided into groups and rotate through several hands-on stations. We will start promptly at 10 a.m. and encourage groups to arrive 15 minutes early. Ac...More...

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Posted on: August 27, 2016

Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium Locates Drowning Victim

On Saturday evening, August 27, TVF&R's Water Rescue Team responded as part of the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium to reports of a 46-year-old man who had fallen into the water near Hebb Park. Callers to 9-1-1 said the man was not wearing a l...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

Fire in North Plains Commercial Building Quickly Contained

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Around 6:30pm on August 23, callers to 9-1-1 reported heavy black smoke coming from the Yamaha Golf Cars building in the 10000 block of NW Main Street in North Plains. The TVF&R crew from nearby Station 17 arrived within two minutes and saw smoke comi...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2016

Fire Destroys Large House on Northwest Germantown Road

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At 5:45 a.m. today, 911 received multiple calls reporting a large column of black smoke coming from the West Hills, northwest of the Bethany area.

One of the callers to 911 was the property owner who confirmed over the phone and again on scene that no...Read on...

Posted on: August 17, 2016

TVF&R’s New Tiller Truck Rolls Into Action This Week

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Thursday will be a big day for Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue as the first of three tractor-drawn aerial ladder trucks begins responding to calls. The truck will be based out of Farmington Road Station 67 in downtown Beaverton.

The new truck, comm...Read on...

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Posted on: August 16, 2016

Training simulations prepare TVF&R crews for pediatric cardiac emergencies

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It’s not often that Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews are dispatched to a call involving an unconscious baby or child who lacks a pulse and is not breathing.

Between Jan. 1, 2015, and Aug. 2 of this year, TVF&R firefighters responded to 15 pe...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Fire Damages Miller’s Homestead Restaurant in Tualatin

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At 11:50 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14, a passerby observed billowing smoke coming from the roof of Miller’s Homestead Restaurant on McEwan Road and called 911.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and a Lake Oswego Fire crew arrived on scene within minutes to...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2016

Firefighters Contain Potentially Devastating North Plains Field Fire to 10 Acres

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At 1:54 this afternoon, several citizens and an airplane flying over the Pumpkin Ridge area reported a rapidly growing brush fire in the vicinity of Corey Road near North Plains.

Crews from Station 17 responded, and quickly started to attack the fire ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

Crews Responding to Rolled Over Tanker Truck on Bell Road in Newberg – Road Closed

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UPDATE: Bell Road was reopened around 10 p.m.
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At approximately 6 p.m. this evening, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue crews responded to the scene of a second tank on a two-car tanker truck carrying aviation fuel rolled ont...Read on...

Posted on: August 2, 2016

Family of Five Displaced by Residential Fire in Bethany

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A residential fire in the 15000 block of Twoponds Drive in Bethany displaced a family of five. Shortly after 6 a.m. today, a caller to 911 reported the exterior of a two-story home was on fire.

TVF&R firefighters arrived to find the siding on the ...Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2016

Clark Lumber and True Value Hardware in Tualatin Destroyed by Fire

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A family-run business that has been a fixture in Tualatin for more than fifty years has been destroyed by fire. Just after 2:30 a.m. this morning, firefighters responded to reports of smoke and flames at Clark Lumber and True Value Hardware at 8460 SW Nyb...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2016

Quick Action by Firefighters Keeps Second-Alarm Brush Fire from Becoming a Wildfire

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Just one day after TVF&R implemented a burn ban in its large service area which includes portions of four counties, a brush and grass fire near the intersection of 209th Avenue and Farmington Road in Aloha threatened a home and burned two acres.

J...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2016

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue to Ban Outdoor Burning

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The Washington County Fire Defense Board, in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Forestry, has enacted a burn ban in Washington County effective Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 0100.

Following that decision, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue will ban ...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2016

Family Displaced by Early Morning Fire in Bethany

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A family of seven is displaced because of a fire in the 16000 block of Trakehner Way in Bethany. Just after 5a.m. this morning, callers to 9-1-1 reported the exterior of two homes burning. TVF&R firefighters arrived within four minutes and quickly kno...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2016

Apartment Fire in West Linn Damages Six Units

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Just before 2:00 a.m, TVF&R firefighters responded to multiple reports of a unit fully engulfed in flames at Willamette Terrace Apartments in the 1700 block of Blankenship Road.

First-arriving firefighters from the downtown West Linn fire station w...Read on...

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Posted on: July 16, 2016

Firefighters Rescue Two Hikers That Fell Down Embankment at Wilsonville Memorial Park

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Just before 1:00 pm today, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews responded to reports of an 87-year-old male who fell down a steep embankment while hiking along a trail at Wilsonville Memorial Park. The call to 911 indicated that the male was unable to ...Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2016

Firefighters Use Rope System to Rescue Patient Following Car Accident on Barnes Road

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Just after 7 a.m. today, firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to a reported vehicle over an embankment on Southwest Barnes Road near Cedar Hills Boulevard.

First-arriving firefighters from the Cedar Hills fire station discove...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2016

Crews Battle Tualatin Residential Fire

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At 5:38am Firefighters were dispatched to a report of a residential fire in Tualatin near the cross streets of SW Hedges Ct and SW 103rd Ct. On arrival crews found heavy fire on the exterior of the house with the flames quickly extending into the attic. F...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2016

Newberg and TVF&R Join Forces

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For many months, Newberg and TVF&R have been integrating operations as part of a two-year contract that officially starts July 1 where TVF&R will be the fire and emergency medical service provider for citizens in Newberg and the surrounding area. ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

Fire Officials Encourage Residents to Keep it Legal and Safe With Fireworks

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue officials are concerned about potential fireworks-related fires as the Fourth of July draws near.

One of the most common fireworks-related fires that TVF&R crews respond to involves "spent" fireworks pla...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2016

TVF&R and Partner Agencies Team Up For Water Rescue Training

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Water Rescue Team joined forces with several partner agencies for a special water rescue training last week on the Clackamas River near Riverside Park.

As part of the training exercise, crews from TVF&R, Clackamas...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

TVF&R Crews Extinguish Two-alarm Residential Fire in Tigard

Shortly before 3:30 a.m. today, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched to reports of a residential fire in the living room of a home on Southwest 124th Avenue in Tigard.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming out t...Read on...

Posted on: June 8, 2016

TVF&R Sends Two Apparatus Staffed with Six Firefighters to Akawana Fire

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The 2,000-acre Akawana Fire reported June 7 is burning 13 miles north of the town of Sisters in the Oregon Dept. of Forestry's Central Oregon District on private lands. ODF has dispatched an incident management team to the fire. It will take over command ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

TVF&R Participates in Regional Exercise “Cascadia Rising” to Test Responders and Procedures June 7-9

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TVF&R must provide critical services under adverse conditions. In order to do this, the District must have comprehensive emergency plans and effectively coordinate internally and among partner organizations during major incidents and disasters. Toward...Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2016

TVF&R Crews Extinguish Residential Fire on Northwest Metolius Court in Rock Creek

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Just after 4 a.m. today, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched to a report of a residential fire in the 4400 block of Northwest Metolius Court in the Rock Creek neighborhood of unincorporated Washington County.

Firefighters from near...Read on...

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Posted on: May 30, 2016

Firefighters Help Rescue Trapped Woman on Tualatin River

Just before 6 p.m. on May 30, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue's Water Rescue Team and other members of the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium responded to reports of a female whose foot was entrapped under a large rock on the Tualatin River near F...Read on...

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Posted on: May 28, 2016

Three People Rescued From Submerged Canoe on Tualatin River

Just before 12:30 this afternoon, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue's Water Rescue Team and other members of the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium responded to reports of three people who fell out of their canoe after it submerged on the Tualatin R...Read on...

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Posted on: May 15, 2016

TVF&R firefighters bridge gaps in healthcare system

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This is National Emergency Medical Services Week (May 15-21), and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is honored to serve within a system of first responders who are ready to provide lifesaving medical care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

Firefighters ‘Fill the Boot’ for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

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Off-duty Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters will take to the streets next week to once again Fill the Boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

TVF&R’s team of volunteers will ask passing motorists to drop a donation into their fire ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Firefighters Respond to Second-Story Window Fall Involving 3-year-old Boy

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Shortly after 9:30 this evening, firefighters responded to the 12000 block of SW Kostel Lane in Tigard on a report of a 3-year-old boy falling from the second-story window of a ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 4, 2016

Firefighters Extinguish House Fire near Sherwood

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Just after 10 a.m. on May 4, 2016, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched to a report of a fully-involved residential fire in the 19000 block of Southwest 198th Place near Sherwood.

Upon arrival, firefighters began a defensive attack ...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2016

Fire Sprinkler System Spares Large Marketplace in West Linn

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Information from the alarm company, along with reports from occupants in neighboring businesses indicated the presence of smoke coming from the Aqua Nails Bar.

First-arriving fire crews encountered dark grey smoke inside the Aqua Nails Bar and also fou...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Fire Crews Quickly Contain Residential Fire in Rural Tualatin

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Just after 5:35 this evening, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters were called to a reported fire at a single-family residence located in the 6000 block of Southwest Wilhelm Road in a rural area just outside the city of Tualatin.

The homeown...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2016

TVF&R Firefighter Volunteers Time to Assist with Earthquake Relief in Ecuador

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An off-duty Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighter paramedic traveled to Ecuador with One Flag Disaster Response Teams on Sunday following Saturday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake that claimed the lives of 350 people and injured more than 2,658 others. ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

Stranded Kayaker Retrieved Before Nightfall

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Just before 6p.m. on April 12, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s Water Rescue Team and other members of the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium responded to reports of a stranded adult female kayaker who had become lost and distressed on the Tualat...Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2016

Second Alarm Fire Burns Six Units at Northwest Beaverton Apartment Complex

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At 9:45 a.m. today, firefighters responded to Westridge Meadows Apartments on 18392 NW Chemeketa Lane after multiple callers reported heavy black smoke on the outside of one of the first floor units. The fire spread from the exterior of the twelve unit co...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

Fire Sprinkler System Spares Apartment Building in Wilsonville

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters responded to an accidental, unattended cooking fire at the Village at Main Street Apartments in Wilsonville on Saturday.

At 4:13 p.m., a caller notified 911 dispatchers that a commercial fire sprinkler sys...Read on...

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Posted on: March 30, 2016

Second-alarm Commercial Fire in Stafford Destroys Local Boat Manufacturing Business

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Just after 2 a.m. on Wednesday, firefighters were dispatched to a commercial fire at 24601 SW Mountain Road in the Stafford area near West Linn.

From the bay of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue's Mountain Road fire station, firefighters could see and...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2016

Pilot Program Enhances Response to Cardiac Calls

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Beaverton police officers are more prepared than ever to respond to cardiac emergencies in the community.

In addition to having automated external defibrillators in most patrol cars, all 140 sworn police officers learned the same high-performance CPR u...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2016

TVF&R Expands Partnerships with Washington County Fire District #2 and Newberg

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In recent years, Newberg and District #2 have faced funding and staffing challenges. A discovery process has been underway for several months to evaluate both fire agencies’ operations and possible solutions, including a contract with TVF&R.

On Feb...Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2016

TVF&R Firefighters Rescue Pipe Fitter Buried Below Ground in Waist Deep Gravel

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At 11:23 a.m. today, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews responded to a report of a trapped pipe fitter who was working in a trench 15 feet below ground on an undeveloped lot in the 13000 block of Southwest Roy Rogers Road in Sherwood. The worker was ...Read on...

Posted on: March 9, 2016

TVF&R Firefighters Climb to Help Find Cure for Blood Cancers

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On Sunday, a team of 36 off-duty firefighters and staff from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue geared up for the 25th annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The event requires participants to wear f...Read on...

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Posted on: February 17, 2016

TVF&R, Tigard Police and Valley Catholic Students Teach Hands-Only CPR at Washington Square

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Valley Catholic School students will join Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters and Tigard Police in teaching hands-only CPR to Washington Square mall guests on Saturday, February 20, from noon to 3 p.m. in the event space below the food court. ...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2016

Sprinkler Spares Commercial Building in Beaverton from Extensive Fire Damage

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TVF&R firefighters responded and found a large two-story concrete building filled with light smoke. Firefighters spent nearly an hour shutting off utilities, clearing the building of smoke, removing water and salvaging belongings. There were no occupa...Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2016

Apartment Fire in King City Displaces Eleven People

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The manual alarm was pulled by a tenant who spotted a third-story balcony engulfed in flames.

First-arriving firefighters from the nearby King City fire station were met by evacuating tenants. They began an aggressive fire attack and quickly knocked do...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

Firefighters and 911 Dispatchers Join Legacy Meridian Park in Fight Against Heart Disease

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As part of the American Heart Association’s national “Go Red for Women” campaign, Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency dispatchers, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center staff and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue personnel are exchanging th...Read on...

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Posted on: January 21, 2016

Van Crashes Into Auto Parts Store Along 185th Avenue

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Just after noon on January 21, a caller to 911 reported a vehicle crashing into a building in the 5900 block of Southwest 185th Avenue.

Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters arrived to find a va...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2016

Fire Destroys Large Skyline Barn in Multnomah County

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The barn was engulfed in flames and the owner was attempting to get items out of the structure when firefighters arrived. The 10,000 square-foot barn, valued at $650,000, contained farm equipment, all-terrain vehicles, fertilizer and hay.

Firefighters ...Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2016

Man Sustains Burns During Beaverton House Fire

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Just after 3 p.m. on January 9, 2016, a caller to 9-1-1 reported a fire at his neighbor’s single-story home in the 6700 block of SW Briarcliff Circle in Beaverton. First-arriving firefighters attacked the fire and evaluated a man who had evacuated the hom...Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2016

TVF&R and Other Agencies Respond to Overturned Tanker Truck Leaking Gasoline on Cornelius Pass Road

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Just before noon today, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews responded to a report of a rollover motor vehicle crash involving a Ford F-150 pickup and fuel tanker truck along Northwest Cornelius Pass Road near Germantown Road.

The semi-truck and on...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2016

House Fire in Tigard Caused by Improper Disposal of Fireplace Ashes

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First-arriving firefighters attacked the fire from outside, while additional crews searched the home to ensure everyone had safely escaped.

Crews were able to extinguish burning siding in less than ten minutes, and kept the fire from spreading to an ad...Read on...

Posted on: January 1, 2016

Second Alarm Fire at Tigard Complex Displaces Residents from Twelve Apartments and Injures Two

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Just after 3a.m. on January 1, 2016 firefighters responded to a fire at a Tigard apartment complex located at 11200 SW Greenburg Road. Initial callers reported heavy smoke and flames coming from a balcony with people yelling for help. One female resident ...Read on...

Posted on: December 31, 2015

As 2015 Draws to a Close, Fire District Releases Third Popular Annual Financial Report

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue has a long history of financial stewardship and transparency. The District has received national awards from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) consecutively since 1987 for its audited financial reports an...Read on...

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Posted on: December 30, 2015

Single Alarm Fire in Washington County Displaces Residents from Ten Apartments

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Just after 6:30 p.m. on December 30, firefighters responded to a fire in the StoneRidge at Cornell apartments at 14800 SW Cornell Road. Initial callers reported fire coming from a wall and promptly evacuated. First-arriving firefighters from TVF&R's O...Read on...

Posted on: December 16, 2015

Crews quickly contain fire in multi-unit apartment building

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Firefighters arrived within three minutes to 12505 SW North Dakota Street in Tigard on reports of heavy flames engulfing an apartment balcony. Multiple neighbors called 911 to report the fire on a second-story end unit. Neighbors reported assisting in eva...Read on...

Posted on: December 10, 2015

Lightning Strike Shock Wave Blows Out Windows in West Linn Home

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At 1:03pm TVF&R firefighters were called to a report of a lightning strike at a residential home in West Linn near the cross streets of Churchill Downs Drive & Clubhouse Drive. The caller initially thought the home had been struck and was possibly...Read on...

Posted on: December 7, 2015

TVF&R Temporarily Modifies Response Protocols While Responding to High Volume of Calls

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Along with other local emergency response agencies, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews have been busy responding to upwards of 30 water-related calls this morning and afternoon. The majority of calls have been related to flooded intersections, motor ...Read on...

Posted on: December 7, 2015

Sandbag Locations for Clackamas and Washington Counties

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TVF&R information on weather and flooding

With area flooding occurring today and possibly through the week, here is information on sandbag locations for TVF&R, Clackamas, and Washington Counties.

* TVF&R's Station 62 in Aloha at SW 209th (cr...Read on...

Posted on: December 6, 2015

TVF&R and Hillsboro Firefighters Extinguish Garage Fire in Aloha

At 12:25 pm, a neighbor called 9-1-1 to report that thick, black smoke was coming from the roof of a residence at 20135 SW Newcastle Drive in Aloha.

Upon arrival, firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and Hillsboro Fire & Rescue bega...Read on...

Posted on: November 28, 2015

WCSO and TVF&R Investigating Garage Structure Fire in Washington County

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At 4:05p.m. on November, 28, callers to 9-1-1 reported a garage structure on fire at the Sir Charles Place Apartments at 2402 NW Schmidt Way. Firefighters from TVF&R Station 64 saw a plume of smoke just before they arrived and began to attack the fire...Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2015

Second Alarm Fire Damages Beaverton Business

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First-arriving firefighters from nearby Station 65 found heavy white smoke and flames coming from the “Bazaar Pakistani, Indian and Middle Eastern Market Place”. Though there were no customers in the building, a small group of employees had already safely...Read on...

Posted on: November 23, 2015

Spread Holiday Cheer for Children in Need

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters are dedicated to responding to the fire and emergency medical needs of the community at a moment’s notice. This holiday season, firefighters are asking community members to help them come through for less-for...Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2015

TVF&R Firefighters Respond to Six-unit Complex Fire in Beaverton

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At 3:26 p.m. on Thursday, firefighters responded to reports of a six-unit, single-story complex on fire at 13270 SW Farmington Road in Beaverton. Multiple calls to 911 indicated that heavy smoke and flames could be seen coming out of the building.

Fire...Read on...

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Posted on: November 15, 2015

Smoke alarm alerts residents to small fire

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Three adults and one dog have been displaced this morning as a result of a small fire at 6260 SW Childs Road in Lake Oswego, OR. Residents were alerted to the fire by one of the home’s smoke alarms. One resident called into 911 at approximately 11:40pm br...Read on...

Posted on: November 11, 2015

TVF&R welcomes new volunteer firefighters

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Please join us in welcoming ten new volunteer firefighters who were newly sworn in to serve TVF&R and its citizens. These volunteer firefighters will be assigned to strategically located stations around the fire district.

These graduates successfu...Read on...

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Posted on: November 9, 2015

Firefighters Host Open House for New Raleigh Hills Station

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On Saturday, November 14, from 2 to 4 p.m., Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters will provide tours of the new Station 70 located at 8299 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway in Raleigh Hills. A brief ceremony and ribbon cutting will take place at 2:1...Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2015

Raleigh Hills Station 70 Open House

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Please join us on November 14th from 2-4 p.m. for the grand opening of Raleigh Hills Station 70, located at 8299 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy. in Portland. Enjoy tours, fire safety house activities, and an ice cream social. There will be a brief ceremony at...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2015

Firefighters Stick it to Cancer with Hockey Sticks

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Local firefighters will play teams from FDNY and LA County at the Sherwood Ice Arena, 20407 SW Borchers Drive, on November 5 at 8a.m. and 1:30p.m.

The Portland Winterhawks are also supporting the fight against cancer on November 7 at 7p.m. at the Moda...Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2015

Fire Destroys Barn and Kills Calf and Chickens at Popular Farm near Tualatin

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Despite a lack of fire hydrants in the area, they extinguished the fire quickly and kept it contained to the 24’x42’ barn that was primarily used for tours where kids could pet animals. There were no human injuries as a result of the fire, but a calf and ...Read on...

Posted on: October 22, 2015

TVF&R Firefighters Respond to Natural Gas Incident in Beaverton

At 9:05 a.m. today, TVF&R firefighters responded to simultaneous reports of a gas line rupture at a commercial building. Six people were reportedly exhibiting symptoms ranging from nausea to loss of consciousness.

When firefighters arrived at 9775...Read on...

Posted on: October 20, 2015

TVF&R Volunteers honor cancer victims at Southridge High School Homecoming

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Homecoming is the tradition of welcoming back alumni of a school. Celebrated by parades on the heels of an annual football game, many high schools in our area revel in the friendly competition and students unite the past with future.

On Friday, Octobe...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2015

Community Steps Up to Support Muscular Dystrophy Association

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Local residents rallied and accepted the challenge to help off-duty Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters and staff Fill the Boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Over the course of three days last month, passing motorists in Beaverton,...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2015

TVF&R Firefighters ‘Go Pink’

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters are stepping up in the battle against breast cancer to raise money and awareness for local cancer screenings, education, and support services.

Members of Tualatin Valley Firefighters Union Local 1660 and T...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2015

TVF&R Reminds You that Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives

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October is Fire Prevention Month, and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue wants to remind you to check your smoke alarms. It’s important to “hear the beep where you sleep” and make sure every bedroom has a working smoke alarm.

The majority of people who ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2015

Barn fire damages two vehicles and equipment

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A fast moving fire heavily damaged a barn and contents inside near the 9000-block of SW Clark Hill Road in the Aloha area of Washington County. The first call came into 911 at 11:43am from a neighbor reporting heavy black smoke and flames. It was initiall...Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2015

TVF&R Opens New Station 70 in Raleigh Hills

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s new Raleigh Hills Station 70 will open its doors on Thursday, October 1, in the Raleigh Hills Professional Center at 8299 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway.

Beginning tomorrow, Capt. Patrick Fale and Firefighter Will...Read on...

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Posted on: September 29, 2015

TVF&R Firefighters Respond to Apartment Fire in Beaverton

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At 10:10 pm on September 28, 2015, firefighters responded to reports of a townhouse-style apartment on fire at 6155 SW King Blvd. in Beaverton. Multiple calls to 9-1-1 indicated that at least one of the four units in the building was fully involved in fir...Read on...

Posted on: September 24, 2015

Burn Ban Lifted in Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s Service Area

Effective at 3 p.m. today, the burn ban has been lifted in all areas served by Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue. This is in coordination with the Washington County Fire Defense Board.

It is important to note that property owners wishing to conduct bac...Read on...

Posted on: September 23, 2015

Oregonian Media Group Honors TVF&R as a Winner of the Oregon 2015 Top Workplaces Award

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by the Oregonian Media Group.

The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading rese...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2015

*Updated with Cause* Commercial Fire in Tigard Impacts Four Businesses

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A TVF&R fire investigator has determined that this fire originated in a second-floor workshop, and the cause is electrical in nature. No damage estimate is available at this time.

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First-arriving firefighters began to attack the...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2015

PulsePoint Now Available to all 562,998 Citizens in Washington County

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All fire agencies in Washington County are now using the PulsePoint smartphone application to alert citizens who can help save a life with hands-only CPR.

The free PulsePoint app notifies citizens of a cardiac arrest patient nearby, directs them to th...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2015

Wilsonville Firefighters Host Open House of Remodeled Station 52

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On Saturday, September 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue will host a community open house and provide tours of newly remodeled Station 52, which is located at 29875 S.W. Kinsman Road in Wilsonville. There will be games, refresh...Read on...

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Posted on: September 13, 2015

Firefighters ‘Fill the Boot’ for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

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Off-duty Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters will take to the streets this week to once again Fill the Boot for MDA.

Firefighters will ask passing motorists to drop a donation into their fire boots on Monday, Sept. 14, between 7 a.m. and 7 ...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2015

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and Washington County Fire District #2 Join Forces

TVF&R Chief Mike Duyck will serve as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer, and a TVF&R battalion chief will provide administrative oversight 40 hours per week. The initial agreement extends to June 30, 2016. However, both boards are discussi...Read on...

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Posted on: September 3, 2015

UPDATE: 09/25/15 - Off-Duty Firefighter and Neighbor Rescue One Resident From House Fire

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**UPDATE, 09/25/15: FIRE CAUSE AND DAMAGE ESTIMATE**

A TVF&R fire investigator has determined that the cause of this fire was related to an electric baseboard heater in one of the bedrooms of the home. Damage to the structure is estimated at $200,...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2015

Early Morning House Fire Displaces Aloha Family

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At 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, several callers contacted 911 to report heavy fire coming from a two-story home in Aloha near the cross streets of Southwest 185th Avenue and Bany Road.

Firefighters from Cooper Mountain Station 69 were the first to arrive on s...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2015

Crews Respond to Overnight Residential Fire in Oak Hills

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At 1:48 a.m. on Tuesday, a caller reported that the side of a neighbor’s home was on fire and a nearby fence was catching fire as well.

Just a couple of blocks away from 15580 NW Perimeter Place, firefighters saw a column of black smoke and the glow o...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2015

Fatal Residential Fire Remains Under Investigation

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At 11:52 p.m. on Saturday, multiple people called 911 to report that they heard an explosion. They went outside to find a home in the 19000 block of Teddi Rose Court near Beaverton with heavy flames coming from the garage.

Prior to firefighters' arriv...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2015

TVF&R Firefighters Join Other Departments in Battling Wildfires

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During a wildfire, time is crucial and resources are limited.

Last week, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue began deploying specialized equipment and crews as strike teams to assist other agencies to protect homes and property in wildfire-threatened ar...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2015

TVF&R Firefighters Extinguish Duplex Fire in Aloha

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At 7:46 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to reports of a commercial fire at 18087 SW Monte Verdi Blvd. in Aloha. Initial reports to 911 indicated that a duplex unit was fully engulfed in fire.

As firefighters responded to the scene, a thick column o...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2015

**Update** Crews Extinguish Train Trestle Fire and Related Brush Fire in Sherwood

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It's been more than two days since the brush and railroad trestle fire started in Sherwood. Remaining debris is no longer burning, though it may continue to emit light smoke. There is no fire risk.

It's unclear when cleanup opera...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2015

**Updated with Fire Cause** Fast-moving fire heavily damages home

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**UPDATE – Aug 10, 2015: Fire Cause**

A TVF&R investigator has determined that the most competent heat source for the fire was a BBQ grill at the rear of the home that included other combustible materials present in the area of origin. Damage estim...Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2015

Raleigh Hills Station 70 Construction Update

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TVF&R's newest fire station - Raleigh Hills Station 70 - is taking shape! This month, drywall installation was completed and mechanical, electrical, and landscaping work continues. The station, located at SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway and Laurelwood,...Read on...

Posted on: July 31, 2015

Multiple Fire Agencies Extinguish Brush Fire in Clackamas County Near Newberg

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Fire crews have fully contained a brush fire along NE Smith Road in Clackamas County. The fire burned 14 acres. Crews spent the majority of this morning performing overhaul on the burn area, extinguishing hot spots and reinforcing a fire break around the ...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2015

Passerby alerts emergency crews to morning fire

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A passerby was the first to call 911 at 8:08am this morning to report smoke billowing from a residence at 17990 SW Avalon Drive in NW Portland. Nearby neighbors tried to make contact with anyone that might have been home at the residence but told crews th...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2015

TVF&R and Clackamas County Partners Receive American Heart Association Award

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On Tuesday July 28, the American Heart Association awarded Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, American Medical Response NW, Clackamas Fire District #1, and Lake Oswego Fire Department the Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvem...Read on...

Posted on: July 20, 2015

Firefighters Respond to Two Calls of Toddlers Falling from Windows in Less Than 24 Hours

At 8:17 p.m. on Sunday, a 9-1-1 caller reported that a 2-year-old boy fell from a third-story window at a residence in the 19900 block of Southwest Monson Street in Aloha.

When Hillsboro Fire & Rescue arrived on scene four minutes later (providing...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2015

TVF&R Firefighters Extinguish Apartment Fire in Beaverton

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Updated with Fire Cause:

A TVF&R fire investigator has determined that Sunday's apartment fire at 18120 NW Cornell Road in Beaverton was accidental. At the time of the fire, the occupants were just moving into the unit. The fire resulted when cardb...Read on...

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Posted on: July 18, 2015

Bystander Pulls Woman from Burning Vehicle at Beaverton Gas Station

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At 2:15 p.m., Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters were dispatched to 7200 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway in Beaverton after multiple callers to 9-1-1 reported that a vehicle and gas pumps were on fire at a gas station. Initial reports indicated...Read on...

Posted on: July 17, 2015

TVF&R Firefighters Respond to 2-Alarm Brush Fire in Beaverton

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At 5:27 p.m., TVF&R firefighters responded to reports of a large field on fire at SW Kobbe Drive and SW Tile Flat Road in the Beaverton area. As firefighters responded, a large column of black smoke could be seen rising from the vicinity of the incide...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2015

Sprinklers Stop Kitchen Fire from Spreading in Sherwood Apartment

At 5:54 p.m., Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to reports of an apartment fire at 20512 SW Roy Rogers Road in Sherwood. Multiple callers to 911 reported flames coming from a third-floor unit. With fire alarms sounding, residents began to evacua...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2015

Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials Cause of Brush Fire, Damaged Vehicles

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Shortly after 8:00 a.m., Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters were dispatched to multiple reports of a brush fire at 14105 SW Millikan Way in Beaverton. As firefighters responded to the scene, they could see a column of black smoke rising from t...Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2015

Fire at Beaverton Shilo Inn Damages Eight Rooms and Four Vehicles

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At 4:12 a.m., callers to 911 reported smoke and ash near Canyon Road and Southwest 97th Avenue in Beaverton. An additional caller reported bushes on fire at the Shilo Inn located at 9900 SW Canyon Road.

Firefighters from TVF&R’s Station 65 arrive...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

With Dry and Hot Conditions, Fire Officials Encourage Citizens to Celebrate Without Fireworks

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue officials are concerned about fire potential with particularly dry conditions and high temperatures.

Fire Marshal Steve Forster states, “Since 2010, TVF&R has had 93 fireworks-related fires causing over $2 million...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2015

Chlorine Odor prompts response of Hazardous Materials Team near Cook Park in Tigard

Just after 10p.m. on Saturday, June 27, TVF&R firefighters on Engine 35 from King City detected a smell of chlorine near SW 85th Avenue and Durham Road in Tigard as they were returning from a call. Soon after, they saw a small plume near the water tre...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2015

Fire District Concerned About Heat-Related Illnesses

With temperatures expected near 100 degrees, firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue are gearing up to deal with heat-related incidents.

Unlike warmer parts of the country, many Oregon homes do not have air conditioning and people aren’t ...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2015

TVF&R Teams Up With State Fire Marshal for Fireworks Safety Talk and Demonstration

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is teaming up with the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM), Oregon fire service, Keep Oregon Green, natural resource agencies, Oregon fireworks wholesalers, and safety experts to encourage Oregonians to “Keep it Legal, a...Read on...

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Posted on: June 12, 2015

Oregon Becomes 23rd State to Require CPR for Graduation

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Oregon has become the 23rd state to require students to learn CPR before high school graduation. Gov. Kate Brown signed the new state legislation Wednesday.

Starting in the 2015-2016 school year, Oregon students will receive CPR training in P.E. or hea...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2015

Firefighters Extinguish Brush Fire in Sherwood

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At 9:05 p.m., a caller reported to 9-1-1 that a group of people were out enjoying a bonfire in the green space behind 18000 SW Harrison St. in Sherwood, when the fire grew out of control and quickly spread to nearby brush and trees.

Upon arrival, Sher...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2015

TVF&R congratulates recent graduates of ¡Listos! preparedness program

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue had the opportunity to partner with the city of Beaverton’s Emergency Management Program and Washington County to host a disaster preparedness training course tailored for Spanish-speaking volunteers.

We appreciate the...Read on...

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Posted on: June 7, 2015

Single-alarm fire in Tualatin extinguished quickly: Two people displaced

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Around noon today, firefighters responded to reports of a propane barbecue fire that ignited exterior siding at a home in the 20000 block of Southwest Commanche Terrace in Tualatin.

Firefighters arrived to find the back side of the home on fire and fl...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2015

TVF&R Firefighters Respond to Three-Story Townhouse Fire in Cedar Mill

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At 1:27 a.m. on Friday, emergency dispatchers with the Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency received several reports of a fire in the garage of a three-story townhouse at the intersection of Southwest Morrison and Taylor Street in Cedar Mi...Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2015

Smoke alarm alerts residents to morning fire

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Residents escaped a fast moving fire in a duplex located at 10545 SW Tranquil Way in Wilsonville today.

The first call to 911 came in at 11:28 a.m., reporting flames and smoke seen in the backyard burning up the exterior of the home. A neighbor tried ...Read on...

Posted on: May 31, 2015

TVF&R Honors Citizens, Firefighters, and Staff at Annual Meritorious Awards Ceremony

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue personnel, family members, and community partners gathered Saturday, May 30, for the 2015 TVF&R Meritorious Awards and Recognition Ceremony in the Edo Building at the Nike World Headquarters campus near Beaverton.

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Posted on: May 31, 2015

Grease fire produces heavy black smoke

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A grease fire produced heavy black smoke and flames prompting calls to 911 at 8:45 a.m. this morning.

As the first crew from Station 34 arrived to Pacific Natural Foods at 9955 SW Potano St. in Tualatin, employees were evacuating the building. Crews f...Read on...

Posted on: May 28, 2015

16th Annual Sherwood Community Services Fair is This Saturday

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, the City of Sherwood, and Sherwood Police will co-host the 16th Annual Sherwood Community Services Fair on Saturday, May 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sherwood Fire Station, located at 15440 SW Oregon St.

This fre...Read on...

Posted on: May 20, 2015

TVF&R Crews Train for Real Cardiac Emergencies

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When Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters from Station 67 in Beaverton arrive at the Howard Terpenning Recreation Complex, they have limited information about an unconscious 80-year-old man who lacks a pulse and is not breathing.

In this part...Read on...

Posted on: May 12, 2015

TVF&R Firefighters Respond to Second-Alarm Fire in Tigard Business Complex

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At 9:41 p.m., firefighters from TVF&R's Progress Station 53 responded to a commercial fire alarm at 10130 SW Nimbus Ave. in Tigard, which is located in a business complex.

Upon arrival, they began investigating the cause of the alarm and, in the p...Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2015

Tigard Firefighters Host Open House of Remodeled Station 51

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue will host a community open house and provide tours of the newly remodeled Station 51 in Tigard.

The celebration will take place on Saturday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire station, which is located in the h...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

TVF&R Firefighters Extinguish Structure Fires on 209th Avenue in Aloha

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At 6:35 p.m., multiple calls to 911 indicated that two structures were on fire at Southwest Parker Court and 209th Avenue in Aloha.

Firefighters observed a thick column of black smoke rising from the property as they responded. One caller reported tha...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials Cause Afternoon Residential Fire in Wilsonville

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At 3:05 p.m., firefighters responded to reports of a large volume of fire on the front deck of a mobile home at 10660 SW Wilsonville Road in Wilsonville.

A Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputy arrived first on scene and was told by neighbors that ...Read on...

Posted on: May 8, 2015

Aloha American Legion Honors Colin O’Reardon as its Firefighter of the Year

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Aloha American Legion Post 104 presented its Firefighter of the Year award on May 5 to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Firefighter Colin O’Reardon of Station 62 in Aloha.

The annual award honors a firefighter who goes above and beyond what is expecte...Read on...

Posted on: May 7, 2015

Sprinkler System Prevents Fire Damage in Wilsonville Business

Shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a commercial fire in a paint room at 30160 S.W. Orepac Ave. in Wilsonville. Initial reports indicated that the paint room contained a gas line, paint products, air g...Read on...

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

Overnight Fire From Improperly Discarded Smoking Materials Displaces 49 Beaverton Motel Residents

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Update: A TVF&R fire investigator has increased the damage estimate on this morning's fire from $100,000 to $200,000 after further evaluation of the fire damage to the building.

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At 12:16 a.m., firefighters responded to a report...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2015

Mylar Balloons Cause Fire in West Linn

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Just after noon today, several callers to 911 reported a fire in the 22000 block of Viewpoint Road in West Linn. Firefighters arrived to find a row of arborvitae hedges threatening a second-story deck.

The fire was quickly extinguished, and firefighte...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2015

Single-Alarm Fire at Westside United Methodist Church Property Destroys Children’s Ministry Building

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Just four minutes after being dispatched, firefighters from nearby Station 61 arrived to confirm the Children’s Ministry building at the Westside United Methodist Church was fully involved. With flames breaching the roof, they started to fight the fire fr...Read on...

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Posted on: April 23, 2015

Two Fires in Two Evenings at Same Site in Bethany

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On April 22, just before 9 p.m., firefighters responded to vague reports of a plume of black smoke in the area of Northwest Saltzman and Laidlaw roads in Washington County (also known as the Bethany area).

After searching for several minutes, they loc...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2015

Beaverton High Seniors Partner With TVF&R to Teach Hands-only CPR

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Completing a CPR unit with the Beaverton School District’s Health Careers program was empowering for Marwa Al Khamees, whose family has a history of high blood pressure and heart disease.

“I was immediately less worried knowing CPR because I knew I cou...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2015

TVF&R Recognizes Volunteers for Dedicated Service

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is honored to have a committed team of 44 volunteers providing valuable services to our community.

The District took time Saturday night to recognize our volunteers during an appreciation banquet at the Tualatin Countr...Read on...

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Forklift Accident Causes Partial Building Collapse

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At 2:40 p.m. today, an employee at Kayu International Inc. at 11117 S.W. Greenburg Road in Tigard reported an accident involving a forklift.

Firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to the scene and confirmed that a forklift hit a...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

TVF&R Offers Tips to Prevent Falls for National Window Safety Week

Sunday marked the beginning of National Window Safety Week — a time to remind parents, grandparents, babysitters, and all adults who care for children that window falls are preventable.

Each year, window falls account for about eight deaths and more th...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2015

TVF&R Hosts Scout Day for Girls and Boys in Local Troops

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Local Scout troops won’t want to miss an opportunity to learn about fire safety and emergency preparedness from professionals.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is hosting a Scout Day on Saturday, April 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the North Operating Cente...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2015

Firefighters Swiftly Extinguish Single-Alarm Fire at Fourplex

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At 1:53 p.m. today, dispatchers received multiple reports of flames and black smoke coming out the windows of a fourplex apartment building on 12270 SW Gingham Lane in Beaverton.

Within five minutes, firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue...Read on...

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Posted on: March 13, 2015

Crews Contain Used Cooking Oil Leaking From Overturned Trailer on Cornelius Pass Road

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Just after 11:20 a.m. today, emergency responders were dispatched to an overturned truck trailer that was leaking reclaimed cooking oil.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters responded to the 12000 block of Northwest Cornelius Pass Road. Upon ...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2015

Firefighters quickly extinguish single-alarm fire at Beaverton duplex

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Within five minutes, firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue’s Station 67 arrived to find grey and brown smoke coming from the eaves and confirmed hot, blackened windows.

Since no one was home in the affected duplex, firefighters had to forc...Read on...

Posted on: March 9, 2015

Tim Buchanan Earns Firefighter of the Year Award from Valley Community Presbyterian Church

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Valley Community Presbyterian Church presented its Firefighter of the Year Award on Saturday to Apparatus Operator and Paramedic Tim Buchanan of Station 65 in West Slope.

The annual award honors a firefighter who excels in providing community service. ...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2015

Promotion Ceremony Honors Service of Six TVF&R Leaders

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue honored six members of its team Tuesday during a promotion ceremony at the Command and Business Operations Center in Tigard.

“Today is a great day for TVF&R,” said Fire Chief Mike Duyck. “We are gathered here to ce...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2015

TVF&R Firefighters Climb for a Cure for Blood Cancers

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A team from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is gearing up for the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday, March 8, to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The event requires participants to wear full turnouts, boots, and air packs as ...Read on...

To find out more, check out TVF&R's video.
Posted on: March 2, 2015

Five Safely Escape Residential Fire in Tigard

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At 11 p.m., Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a residential fire at 13600 SW Wrightwood Court in Tigard.

When firefighters from King City and Tigard arrived, they found the attached garage on fire and the home filled with smoke...Read on...

Posted on: February 27, 2015

Tigard American Legion Honors Lt. Kurt Koudelka With Firefighter of the Year Award

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Tigard American Legion Post 158 presented its Firefighter of the Year Award on Feb. 17 to Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Lt. Kurt Koudelka of Station 35 in King City.

The annual award honors a firefighter who goes above and beyond what is expected a...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Resident returns to find smoke, fire in Tualatin home

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Just after 8:30 a.m. today, a resident returned to her home at 21975 SW 75th in Tualatin to find smoke in the home and fire on the roof. She immediately called 911 to report the fire and summon crews to the scene.

The crew from Elligsen Road Station 5...Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2015

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivors Reunite With Rescuers on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day was a day to celebrate life for 22 sudden cardiac arrest survivors who beat the odds.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue hosted an inaugural reunion breakfast Saturday at the Tualatin Country Club, where survivors and their families gath...Read on...

Check out: "The Small Things."
Posted on: February 17, 2015

Kidde Recalls Disposable Plastic Fire Extinguishers That Fail to Discharge

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Fire extinguisher manufacturer Kidde recalled an estimated 4.7 million plastic disposable fire extinguishers in the United States and Canada due to a faulty valve component that may not discharge.

A notice posted by the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Co...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2015

Get Involved as a Volunteer on TVF&R's Team

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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is now recruiting for responder and auxiliary volunteers who want to give back to their community through service.

Information can be found on our website, applications will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 27.

Respon...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2015

TVF&R and Valley Catholic School Teach Hands-Only CPR at Washington Square Mall for Heart Month

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Valley Catholic Middle School students will join Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) firefighters in teaching hands-only CPR to Washington Square Mall guests and retailers on Saturday, Feb. 7, from noon to 3 p.m. in the event space below the foo...Read on...

Posted on: February 4, 2015

Firefighters "Go Red" for Heart Attack Awareness

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On February 6th, National Wear Red Day, approximately 350 Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) firefighter medics, training officers, and fire prevention staff, will exchange their blue duty uniform shirts for red ones in recognition that heart d...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2015

TVF&R Welcomes Its Newest Recruits

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue welcomed a dozen new recruit firefighters this week to its team.

Members of Recruit Academy 1501 officially began their training on Monday with a team of instructors led by Lt. Patrick Fale out of Aloha Station 62.

...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2015

Crews extinguish residential fire on Vintage Drive

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Just before 10:30 a.m. today, emergency responders were informed of a residential home fully engulfed in flames by a helicopter pilot flying over rural Washington County.
A 9-1-1 dispatcher from Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (WCCC...Read on...

Posted on: January 1, 2015

Detached structure destroyed in morning fire

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At 9:01am this morning, the first day of 2015, the first of multiple calls came into 9-1-1 reporting visible flames coming from a detached garage-type structure at 19195 SW Elwert Road in Sherwood. Callers reported that the structure was near a home and o...Read on...

Posted on: December 22, 2014

Coping with Depression and Mental Health Crisis During the Holidays

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The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, but for many people they are anything but that. During the holidays, TVF&R firefighters respond to a higher number of calls than during any other time of year related to depression, subst...Read on...

Posted on: December 20, 2014

Flood Watch in Effect Until Monday Afternoon

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The National Weather Service is predicting heavy rains and potential flooding in many areas of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington Saturday afternoon (12/20/14) through Monday afternoon (12/22/14).

The public is asked to keep storm drains clear ...Read on...

Posted on: December 12, 2014

A Reunion of Hope - Firefighters Return to Say Thank You

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While this story does not have a happy ending, it definitely inspires hope for cardiac arrest patients. This past October, Station 65 firefighters responded to the Raleigh Hills Fred Meyer store on a cardiac arrest call. A patient had gone into cardiac ...Read on...

Posted on: December 4, 2014

Hear FF/PM Jeff Campbell's KXL Radio Interview on What to do if Someone is Choking

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Every Tuesday at 6:47 am, you can listen to a TVF&R safety expert speak about a health and safety topic on FM News 101 KXL. If you missed this week's interview, you can hear TVF&R Firefighter/Paramedic Jeff Campbell talk about signs to look for a...Read on...

Posted on: December 4, 2014

Firefighters Extricate Patient from Single Vehicle Crash on Bull Mountain Road

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At 2:55 pm today, firefighters responded to reports of a single vehicle that had crashed into a tree on Bull Mountain Road. Crews arrived to find the sole occupant entrapped in the vehicle and experiencing a medical emergency. Firefighters from King City ...Read on...

Posted on: December 3, 2014

TVF&R, Beaverton's Mayor Doyle & Beaverton Police Face Off in Red Kettle Fundraiser

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TVF&R will compete against Beaverton Police Chief Geoff Spalding and Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle in the Salvation Army Bell Ring-Off inside Beaverton Town Center Fred Meyer on Dec. 15 from noon to 1 p.m. to see who can collect the most in their red ke...Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2014

Do You Know What To Do If Someone Is Choking? This Beaverton Restaurant Manager Does.

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Choking happens. We’ve all done it – inhaled a bite of food we meant to swallow. After a few good coughs and a sip of water, most of us recover without incident. But when food or other objects become lodged in the airway, choking can quickly turn life-...Read on...

Posted on: November 24, 2014

Baby Adelyn Returns to Station 61 to Meet Paramedic Team that Delivered Her

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On the morning of May 17, Beaverton resident Lynde Ogle began experiencing contractions. As husband David navigated his way down SW Farmington Rd. on the way to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, her contractions intensified. With contractions comin...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2014

Portland HeartMap AED Challenge

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Automated external defibrillators, otherwise known as AEDs, save lives. During a cardiac arrest if the victim receives defibrillation within three minutes, the chances of survival increase by 25%. Here’s your chance to improve awareness for AED locations ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2014

Detached garage fire extends to multiple townhomes in Beaverton

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**Updated with fire cause and damage estimate 11/28/14**

A TVF&R fire investigator has determined that the cause of the Oak Hills townhouse fire on NW Norwich Street on November 16, 2014 was related to smoking materials. Damage to the six townhomes...Read on...

Posted on: November 12, 2014

Winter weather safety tips

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Winter-like weather is upon us as high winds and sustained cold temperatures bring a greater possibility of adverse conditions. When temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can be a challenge. Winter weather can knock out power...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2014

Donation by Firefighters helps expand cancer screenings

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The crew from Station 61 spent their afternoon with the staff at Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation and Health Center. At the gathering Firefighter Tompkins announced that the money raised by IAFF Local 1660's pink shirt sales will be donated to the cli...Read on...

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Posted on: October 22, 2014

Bethany Firefighters Host Open House for New TVF&R Station 68

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On Saturday, October 25 from 11am-2pm, firefighters will host a community open house and provide tours of the new Bethany Fire Station 68 located at 13545 NW Evergreen in Portland. A brief ceremony will take place at 11:30am.

Station 68 serves the com...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2014

Crews put out semi-truck fire and mitigate fuel leakage

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At 1:51 pm, 911 received calls regarding a truck with smoke and flames coming out the bottom of the vehicle. Nearby crews from Station 60 and Station 61, along with a Battalion Chief, responded to the scene. They found a semi-truck with a flatbed trailer...Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2014

Early Morning Fire in Beaverton Displaces Five People and Remains Under Investigation

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Just after 3:20a.m. this morning, several tenants of the Kimberly West Apartments in the 7800 block of SW Hall in Beaverton called 9-1-1 reporting smoke alarms sounding, the smell of smoke and the glow of flames from a two-story building containing four a...Read on...

Posted on: August 1, 2014

Retired TVF&R Lieutenant Dan Schrader's Legacy to Help Others

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Dan Schrader lost his courageous battle with Burkitt’s lymphoma on April 19, but his effort to help other's fight against the disease continues. Dan retired in 2011 as a Lieutenant Paramedic with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue after 37 years of service...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2014

Intentionally Set Fire at Canyon Park Apartments near Beaverton Destroys Carport and Vehicles

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At 9:34pm on July 27, several callers to 9-1-1 reported the sound of explosions and loud popping from a burning carport at the Canyon Park Apartments in the 4200 block of SW 107th Avenue near Beaverton. Within four minutes, crews from Tualatin Valley Fire...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2014

Firefighters and Fire Investigators Busy Overnight with Residential Fires in West Linn and Beaverton

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West Linn
Just after 1:15am this morning, firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a fire in the 1900 block of Ostman Road in West Linn. Callers to 9-1-1 reported heavy fire and loud popping noises from a duplex. Initia...Read on...

Posted on: July 4, 2014

TVF&R Family Mourns Loss of Lieutenant Dale Johnson

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It is with sadness we report the passing of one of our employees, Lieutenant Wylie "Dale" Johnson Jr. Dale was off-duty, kitesurfing off the coast near Lincoln City Thursday afternoon when an accident occurred. As reported by Oregon State Poli...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2014

TVF&R Reminds You to “Keep it Legal, Keep it Safe” This Holiday

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In the past five years, TVF&R has had 86 fireworks-related fires causing nearly $2 million dollars in damage. This is significant when you realize that fireworks are only on sale for less than two weeks a year.

According to the Oregon State Fire Ma...Read on...

Posted on: May 21, 2014

Fire District Grateful for Community's Continued Support

Voters served by Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue have approved a replacement levy that will maintain funding for 42 current firefighter medics and will add up to 44 more over the next five years. These firefighters will ensure each crew can take immediate...Read on...

Posted on: April 29, 2014

Got a Wood Refinishing Project?

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Warmer weather this week may have many people thinking of refinishing a deck, fence, or piece of furniture. TVF&R wants you to know that wood refinishing and oil-based paint products can be a health and fire risk if not used properly. These products c...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2014

Beaverton Community Vision Update

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Whether it's a car crash, a cardiac emergency, a welfare check on an elder citizen, or disaster planning, firefighters and city staff work together every day for the safety of our community. Chief Duyck and Emergency Manager Mike Mumaw will discuss some ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 3, 2014

Agencies Work to Rescue Construction Worker from Collapsed Trench

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At 11:00 am, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report of a construction worker buried under approximately two feet of dirt in an 11-foot deep trench. The incident occurred at 12715 SW Bowmont St. in Portland while the crew was repairing a residential sewer lin...Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2014

Firefighters Battle Second Alarm Fire in West Linn

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Nearby firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s Station 59 in Willamette could see a column of smoke from a half-mile away. As soon as the crew on Engine 59 arrived, they accessed a nearby hydrant to start attacking the fire from the outside ...Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2014

TVF&R Turns 25!

The Fire District took shape between 1972 and 2004 as a number of small fire departments consolidated to increase efficiency, lower the cost of service, and eliminate duplication. Today, we serve over 450,000 citizens in one of the fastest growing region...Read on...

Posted on: February 4, 2014

Fatal Motor Home Fire in Tualatin Remains Under Investigation

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Emergency scene tape and investigation vehicles surround the charred remains of a 1977 Ford motor home that had been parked on the street in the 19000 block of SW 67th Avenue.

Callers to 9-1-1 first reported sounds of popping and sights of flames comi...Read on...

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Posted on: January 29, 2014

Happy Birthday PulsePoint!

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One year ago TVF&R was the first fire department in Oregon to implement PulsePoint - a free CPR smartphone app. The PulsePoint app enables subscribers who have indicated they are CPR trained to be alerted to a cardiac arrest event simultaneously with ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 28, 2014

Valley Catholic Honors First Responders in Beaverton & Washington County

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On Thursday, January 9, Valley Catholic students from preschool to high school all gathered to celebrate a “Blue Mass." The Mass was held to honor first responders in our area—firefighters, police officers, and medical technicians—and to thank them f...Read on...

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Posted on: December 31, 2013

Fire Crews, Deputies Train for Active Threat

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The recent anniversaries of the Sandy Hook and Clackamas Town Center tragedies are somber reminders that incidents involving shooters or acts of terrorism continue to increase. Many lessons have been learned from these tragic events, including the importa...Read on...

View KOIN Channel 6 coverage here.
Posted on: December 17, 2013

Firefighters Stop Garage Fire from Spreading to Two Homes

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At 7:23 am, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a detached garage on fire with flames coming through the roof at 8295 SW 135th Avenue in Beaverton. Firefighters from Beaverton Station 66 arrived within four minutes of being dispatche...Read on...

Posted on: December 13, 2013

Chief Duyck Pulls Out the Win in Friendly Ring-Off Competition

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Updated 12/17/13:

Today's Salvation Army Ring-Off between Fire Chief Duyck, Mayor Doyle, and Police Chief Spalding netted over $1,030 in donations. Thanks to everyone who helped TVF&R win this friendly competition with $632. For every dollar donate...Read on...

Posted on: December 9, 2013

Visit Santa & Ride on a Fire Engine!

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For decades, families have been coming to the Sherwood fire station to visit Santa and ride on a fire engine. This year, Santa will be at the fire station on Saturday, December 14th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Please bring an new, unwrapped toy for less fortuna...Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2013

Students pay it forward with hands-only CPR training

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Valley Catholic and Beaverton Health and Science students pass skill on to five others

Story by Ray Pitz, Beaverton Valley Times, December 5, 2013

Students at two Beaverton schools got a unique chance to learn how to save someone’s life — and pass ...Read on...

Posted on: December 2, 2013

Young Man Being Recognized for Calm & Courageous Emergency Response

Bishop Roush, a student at the NWESD Pacific Academy in Beaverton, is being formally recognized for calmly and courageously rendering aid to his friend who suffered a seizure. Bishop Roush is enrolled in the Teen CERT Program in Beaverton (a pilot program...Read on...

Posted on: November 30, 2013

Diabetes-Friendly Recipe of the Day

November is American Diabetes Month. Firefighters challenge the community to join them in trying out these recipes. We hope you'll discover it's easy to prepare the same well-balanced meals firefighters make at the fire station and thrive with or without...Read on...

Learn more about diabetes awareness!
Posted on: November 13, 2013

UPDATED! TVF&R Medical Personnel Deploy to the Philippines

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Interview with Battalion Chief Ian Yocum

"MTI, TVF&R Team Up"(Portland Tribune Story; 11/21/13)

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This morning Medical Teams International (MTI) deployed a team of five medical professionals to the city of Cebu, in the Philippines. Of...Read on...

Posted on: October 28, 2013

Firefighters Respond to Residential Fire in Tualatin

Roberts Court Fire

Updated 10/29/13

A TVF&R fire investigator has determined that the cause of last night's residential fire in Tualatin was hot embers landing on top of a cedar shake roof from an operating wood stove. Damage is estimated at $75,000.

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Posted on: October 21, 2013

TVF&R Responds to Early Morning House Fire in Aloha

Early Morning House Fire in Aloha

Updated with fire cause 10/30/13

A TVF&R fire investigator has determined that the most probable cause of this fire was smoking material that ignited lightweight combustible material in a bedroom. The fire cause is listed as accidental.

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Posted on: October 22, 2013

Firefighters "Go Pink" For Breast Cancer Awareness

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Few sights grab the public's eye like a firefighter dressed in bright pink. That's exactly what Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters hope will happen starting tomorrow when they trade in their blue duty uniforms for pink ones.

This Wednesday...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2013

TVF&R Paramedic Recognized for Contributions

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Oregon’s Annual EMS Awards Program is intended to recognize excellence, foster achievement, and honor those whose acts and deeds stand out from the day-to-day excellence of Oregon’s EMS system. This year, TVF&R Lieutenant Jeff Woodin FF/EMT-P, FAHA re...Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2013

TVF&R Lifts Burn Ban

Consistent with the Washington County Open Burning Guidelines and at the direction of the County Fire Chiefs, the burn ban in Washington County has been lifted effective today, September 22, 2013.

Although weather conditions have brought about cooler ...Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2013

First Wireless EKG transmitted to Local Hospital

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This afternoon Medic 53 transmitted TVF&R's first wireless EKG to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. TVF&R was one of the first adopters of Philips’ ALS monitor eight years ago and becomes the first fire department in the nation to use the de...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2013

TVF&R's PulsePoint Video Featured on National EMS Website

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In January 2013, TVF&R was the first fire department in Oregon to implement the PulsePoint mobile app. The PulsePoint app enables subscribers who have indicated they are CPR trained to be alerted to a cardiac arrest event simultaneously with TVF&R's f...Read on...

Posted on: September 3, 2013

40 Residents Displaced, 1 Injured by Second Alarm Fire in Beaverton

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First arriving Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue crews encountered heavy, dark smoke coming from eaves of the two-story building. Residents told firefighters that everyone had evacuated. Firefighters immediately began attacking the fire and confirmed that...Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2013

Help Off-Duty Firefighters Fill the Boot for Muscular Dystrophy

Firefighters Attend MDA Camp

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On August 16 & 17, off-duty firefighters will be at Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. at 217 and the West Linn 10th Street onramps from 7-10am. They will be at Bridgeport exits near I-5 from 3-6pm.

Every dollar that passing motorists can pitch int...Read on...

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Posted on: August 7, 2013

Fires in Tigard & West Linn May Have Been Caused by Cigarettes

Cancerous Cigarettes Can Also Cause Fires

Over the last 3-1/2 years, TVF&R has responded to nearly 500 fires caused by cigarettes, resulting in one death and over $2.2 million dollars in property loss. These fires have prompted TVF&R to remind the public to “put it out, all the way out, e...Read more about fires caused by smoking materials

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Posted on: August 2, 2013

Fire at Camassia Nature Preserve Burns More Than Two Acres

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UPDATE: A fire investigator extensively analyzed burn patterns and collected evidence but couldn't determine the exact cause of the fire. Several ignition sources were found, including discarded cigarettes. In addition to the health risks, improperly disc...Read on...

Learn more about fires caused by cigarettes.
Posted on: August 2, 2013

Editorial: Firefighters are Leading the Way

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Thank you, Community Newspapers Editorial Board, for your kind and gracious words.TVF&R is proud to serve our community!

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Posted on: July 30, 2013

Fire Destroys Two Units at Main Street Village Apartments in Tigard

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At 6:32 this morning, 9-1-1 dispatchers received multiple calls reporting heavy fire on at least two exterior decks and flames in an apartment at the Main Street Village Apartment complex in downtown Tigard. As they were leaving the station, crews from St...Read on...