News Flash module icon

View Archived News Releases (From January 1 - June 30, 2013 )
News Flash Home
The original item was published from 9/19/2016 3:36:00 PM to 11/10/2016 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash

TVF&R

Posted on: September 19, 2016

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

DSC_0336.jpg

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 to residents in North Plains, Scholls, Midway, Helvetia, Rock Creek and other portions of central Washington County.

In order for TVF&R to annex the territory, voters must decide to dissolve District 2.

WHAT DOES MEASURE 34-268 DO?
If voters approve Measure 34-268, Washington County Fire District 2 will be dissolved and the territory will be annexed to TVF&R. District 2’s combined tax rate of $1.69 per $1,000 assessed property valuation will be eliminated. TVF&R’s current rate of $2.07 per $1,000 assessed property valuation will be applied. For an average homeowner in District 2’s service area, Measure 34-268 would increase property taxes by $52.38 annually.

HOW DOES THIS BENEFIT AREA RESIDENTS?
Improved Medical Response: Additional firefighters will be added to each shift at the North Plains and Midway fire stations. These firefighters are cross-trained as paramedics who bring a near-emergency-room-level of care to medical calls such as heart attacks and traumatic injuries.

Enhanced Fire Response: Increased staff and TVF&R’s network of fire stations improve the ability to get enough firefighters on scene quickly to start fire attack methods that would otherwise be delayed.

Better Coverage: Additional firefighters and fire stations in TVF&R’s system improve reliability when multiple calls occur at the same time and enhance bench strength when large incidents happen.

Additional Training: Firefighters will receive ongoing critical skills training in advanced life support (EMS), structural fire suppression, wildland firefighting and other rescue techniques.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in TVF&R

Volunteer Open House Flyer with photos of fire scene support and antique fire trucks

TVF&R is Recruiting Volunteers

Posted on: January 6, 2023

TVF&R is Prepared for Weekend Wind Event

Posted on: September 9, 2022

TVF&R Receives Superior Credit Rating

Posted on: February 15, 2022
Tuckerwood House Fire

Firefighters Battle House Fire in Beaverton

Posted on: September 16, 2021
Bureker Truck 56

TVF&R Promotes First Female Captain

Posted on: September 16, 2021
Spellman2

Fire Destroys Unoccupied Home in Beaverton

Posted on: September 7, 2021
POD

TVF&R Receives COVID-19 Vaccines

Posted on: December 30, 2020
Preview of Safety First Newsletter Home Page

TVF&R Launches 'Safety First' Newsletter

Posted on: December 7, 2020
Burn Ban

High Fire Danger Burn Ban Lifted

Posted on: September 30, 2020

Notice of TVF&R Budget Hearing

Posted on: June 4, 2020
beaverton townhouse fire_65

Apartment Fire Displaces Eight

Posted on: April 17, 2020
Firefighters work to extinguish Tigard house fire

Person Found Dead in Tigard Home Fire

Posted on: March 24, 2020
COVID-19 image

COVID-19

Posted on: March 13, 2020
Crews complete hose drill with new training trailer

TVF&R Unveils New Training Trailer

Posted on: December 13, 2019
night rehab volunteers

TVF&R is Recruiting Volunteers

Posted on: November 26, 2019

Residential Fire in Tualatin

Posted on: November 2, 2019
Fourplex 1

Beaverton Fourplex Destroyed by Fire

Posted on: August 29, 2019
1

Beaverton Home Destroyed by Fire

Posted on: August 13, 2019

Firefighters Battle Aloha House Fire

Posted on: March 31, 2017
2016 Toy Drive.JPG

Spread Holiday Cheer for Children in Need

Posted on: November 17, 2016

Home Visits Enhance Patient Care

Posted on: November 8, 2016

TVF&R Firefighters ‘Go Pink’

Posted on: October 8, 2015
New-Station-70.jpg

TVF&R Opens New Station 70 in Raleigh Hills

Posted on: September 30, 2015

TVF&R Welcomes Its Newest Recruits

Posted on: February 3, 2015