South Beaverton Station 66’s first due area is comprised of approximately 36% multi-family housing - higher than the average of 30% in TVF&R’s service district overall.
This was a contributing factor in Station Captain Andrew Klein's decision to host a multi-family fire reduction program with a community fire station approach in his station’s first due area. The crew personally reached out to the owners and managers in their area and invited them to attend the training.
The overall goal of the program is to proactively prevent high life/value loss fires that are typical in multi-family dwellings, as well as strengthen relationships between the station and the owners/managers of the complexes they serve.
During today's training, participants are riding in the fire engine to get a view of good vs. poor apartment addressing, which is essential to crews' ability to provide quick and efficient fire and EMS service. Additionally, staff and the crew offered training on recognizing and resolving fire hazards, portable fire extinguisher training, tools for tenants, and youth fire setting resources.
For information on future landlord training presentations, visit: Landlord Training Program