Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue is honored to serve one of the most ethnically diverse communities in Oregon. Our hearts ache for the loss experienced by George Floyd’s family and the systemic injustice endured by so many people.
Fire Chief Deric Weiss shares his philosophy, “Everyone deserves to feel safe. Everyone deserves the opportunity to live their lives without being targeted because of the color of their skin, their gender, or their sexuality. Everyone deserves respect. Black Lives Matter.”
President Rocky Hanes reinforces the perspective of Local 1660’s professional firefighters, paramedics, and dispatchers, “No matter the call, the time of day, or the person in need, we will always be there for the people we’re sworn to protect and serve.”