Station 59 is home of TVF&R's Water Rescue Team. Station 59 is also home of Engine 59 which is located at 1860 Willamette Falls Drive off 10th Street in West Linn.
The station is staffed with 4 firefighters, 24 hours
a day, 365 days a year. There are a total of 12 firefighters
who are stationed permanently at the location. The Water Rescue Team also has 6 additional associate team members
who back fill positions when needed.
Station 59 is strategically located near the Willamette, Tualatin and Clackamas rivers. The team responds as part of the Regional Water Rescue Consortium Team consisting of several fire departments and Sheriff Offices that protect the water ways in the tri-county area.
Team members excel in swift water rescue, technical rope rescue, advanced boat operations, and (SCUBA) dive support. Our team utilizes various tools to perform its tasks including a 23 ft. Motion Marine jet boat equipped with high pressure water pump for fire suppression in the event of boat fires, floating home or brush fires only accessible by water.
Water Rescue 59
, a tow/support apparatus, is a
2008 GMC 5500, custom built by Pierce manufacturing. This light rescue is equipped with extensive tools used to support our crew’s needs in various types of rescues. These tools include night vision capabilities for night time boat and search operations, underwater cameras for searching in and under log jams and other hazardous areas where scuba divers would be at risk. WR59 is also equipped with ice rescue equipment and a (RDC) Rapid Deployment Craft inflatable boat which is used for low head dam rescues and drifting white water rivers to gain access to victims when needed. Water Rescue 59 also works closely with the Fire Districts Technical Rescue and Hazardous Materials Teams. Water Rescue Team members are certified in advanced Swift Water Rescue, and as Marine Boat Operators.
Remember, if you are planning to be on
the water, be prepared to
end up in
the water. It could save your life. Learn how to be prepared in our Water Safety Tips Section
For more information contact: BC Deric Weiss, at