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REACH Air is scheduled to land at Fire Station 14 in North Albany, on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. REACH will be giving a presentation to summer campers attending Counter Strikes Martial Arts, while also working with Albany Fire Department's new Firefighter/EMT Recruits to enhance their training and skills with air medical transport.
REACH employs nurses and paramedics to provide air medical transport for critically ill and injured patients in Oregon.
Exterior demolition of Albany Fire Department Station 11 began today. Recycling and interior abatement has been ongoing for the past two weeks. Demolition and site clean up is expected to take approximately two weeks. Groat Brother's Inc. was awarded the demolition.
The bid process for the new Station 11 closes June 21, 2016 and an award will be made on July 13, 2016.
The 16th Annual Albany Firefighters Community Assistance Fund (AFFCAF) 4-Person Team Scramble is Friday, July 22, at the Albany Golf & Event Center. The team fee is $400 and includes golf, carts, lunch, and raffle prize tickets. Teams should register by July 1, and registration forms can be downloaded at https://www.cityofalbany.net/departments/fire. Non-golfers can contribute by donating raffle prizes or being a tournament sponsor. Contact the Albany Fire Department for more information - 541-917-7700.
AFFCAF has been a local non-profit organization since 2004 and serves the community through the Albany Fire Department. Fire Department staff see the emergency needs firsthand and many of these needs are outside the scope of ambulance, fire, and rescue services. AFFCAF provides Fire Department staff the opportunity to help with these other needs, like providing temporary financial assistance to fire or accident victims; transportation to the hospital when an ambulance is unwarranted; bike helmets for local youth and adults; free use of safety vests for water activities; and much more!
AFFCAF serves all residents living in the city of Albany, Albany Rural Fire Protection District, North Albany Rural Fire Protection District, Palestine Rural Fire Protection District, and the ambulance service district served by AFD; approximately 55,200 people.