- About TVF&R
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue provides fire protection and emergency medical services to approximately 519,853 residents in one of the fastest growing regions in Oregon. Our 390-square-mile service area includes the cities of Beaverton, Durham, King City, Newberg, North Plains, Rivergrove, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin, West Linn, and Wilsonville, and unincorporated portions of Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill counties.
TVF&R is a subcontract provider of transport services to AMR in Clackamas County. We also transport patients in Washington County when ambulance levels are low. With the expansion of services into Yamhill County, TVF&R assumed the responsibility of the Newberg Ambulance Service Area (ASA), which includes all 911 emergency ambulance transports and non-emergent ambulance transports within the ASA.
Our district now has 26 fire stations staffed by more than 400 career firefighters, a volunteer fire station, a Command and Business Operations Center, a training facility, a South Operating Center, and full-service fleet maintenance shops that serve TVF&R and many neighboring fire departments.
Residents 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 funding comes through a permanent tax rate and temporary funding sources such as a local option levy and general obligation bond.
Board of Directors
TVF&R 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 data.
TVF&R 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 emergencies. In 1999, TVF&R was honored for our Community Assistance Program and in 2006, for our Apartment Program.