Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue provides fire protection and emergency medical
services to approximately 440,000 citizens in one of the fastest growing
regions in Oregon. Our 210 square mile service area includes nine cities and
unincorporated portions of Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington County.
Our district has 21 fire stations, a command and business operations
center, a training
facility, and three integrated
operating centers (North,
Citizens served by TVF&R benefit from the services of a large metropolitan fire
department, while paying one of the lowest fire-protection tax rates in the region.
TVF&R receives almost its entire funding from property taxes. This
through a permanent tax rate and temporary funding sources such as local option
levies and general obligation bonds.
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is governed by an elected five-member
Board of Directors
and managed by professional staff. One of the
district's hallmarks is a commitment to
think and operate like a private business. Examples include: employing innovative
emergency scene tactics, offering services to neighboring agencies to generate revenue
and off-set business costs, and implementing non-traditional staffing based on incident
In August 2000, TVF&R was accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation,
This requires internal and external evaluation to ensure
we are meeting internationally recognized performance standards.
To retain accreditation status, an agency must be
reevaluated every five years.
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is an internationally recognized fire department. In 1999
and again in 2006, TVF&R received
the prestigious International
Association of Fire Chiefs' Fire
Service Award for Excellence.
This award recognizes a fire
department's innovations and
achievements in managing resources
to reduce the loss of life and
property from fire and other
TVF&R was recognized in
1999 for its
Community Assistance Program and
in 2006 for its