Hillsboro Firefighters "Fill-the-Boot" for MDA (Photo)
Off-duty firefighter receives donation to help find a cure for Muscular Distrophy
For the next three afternoons, from 4-7pm, Hillsboro firefighters will take to various on-ramps with empty boots for their annual fund raising campaign known as Fill-the-Boot. Motorists and pedestrians are urged to fill the firefighters' boots with cash and check donations to benefit MDA and help the Firefighters reach their goal of $15,000.
Firefighters, both career and volunteer, along with family members will be staffing donation locations at three Highway 26 on-ramps around the city.
* Tuesday at NW Brookwood Parkway and Hwy 26.
* Wednesday at NW 185th and Hwy 26.
* Thursday at NW Cornelius Pass and Hwy 26.
All donations collected during the Fill-the-Boot will help fund local MDA programs and services, including support groups and equipment such as wheel chairs and leg braces. The proceeds also support clinics at Oregon Health and Science University and Shriners Hospital for Children and help send Oregon children with muscle wasting diseases to MDA summer camp each year.
The firefighter's efforts are a portion of the national relationship with the MDA organization. For over 60 years, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has supported MDA. The Hillsboro firefighters are among public safety members from eight agencies in the Portland Metro area to take part in the Fill-the-Boot campaign.
For more information on MDA, visit www.mda.org
Calling All Hispanic Community Members! - 09/11/15
In every disaster in the USA, the Hispanic population is disproportionately impacted. The lack of resources and preparation takes a huge toll. As a leader, you can help change those statistics in a positive manner. Sign-up for the LISTOS training or share this information with a member from your organization who would like to attend. The course is completely free and will teach the attendee how to prepare themselves, their loved ones and their community. Listos is sponsored by the City of Hillsboro. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.
Classes are from 6 - 9 p.m., taught in Spanish and include:
* September 17 - Module 1: Preparedness, Utility Shut-off, and Fire Extinguishers
* September 24 - Module 2: First Aid and CPR/AED with certification
* October 1- Module 3: Triage and Disaster First Aid
* October 8 - Module 4: Light Search and Rescue Part 1, and Disaster Psychology
* October 15 - Module 5: Light Search and Rescue Part 2, and Team Organization
Register to attend all five modules before 9-15-15!
For more information call 503-846-8616
Upcoming Emergency Preparedness Training in Hillsboro
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is a way for people from all walks of life to learn valuable basic skills used during disaster response. Some of the skills include things such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. By using the training learned through CERT training, members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
The next CERT Basic Training course will be held October 15 and 20 from 5:30 to 9:30pm (both days are required for completion). This training is free and available to individuals ages 16 and up. For more information on CERT and how to register for the course, please visit http://www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/cert
Hillsboro Fire Stations Open in Observance of 9-11-01 - 09/09/15
"We will never forget."
Many of us have uttered those words in connection with the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center buildings in New York City 14 years ago. So that we may always keep the date in our hearts, Hillsboro Fire Department is opening its doors to anyone who wants to drop by on Friday, September 11, 2015. We welcome visitors from 9 am to 6 pm. Feel free to stop in and meet your local firefighters. Additionally, three of our fire stations have 9-11 memorials where you may want to spend a few moments in silent reflection. They are:
Hillsboro Main - Station #1, 240 S. First Avenue
A 9/11 remembrance plaque is proudly displayed at the station's entrance. Inside the front lobby, a 6' high photo of the American flag being raised at ground-zero hangs and pieces of a steel beam from the World Trade Center are displayed.
Ronler Acres - Station #3, 4455 NW 229th Avenue
At the entrance to Station #3 are two "Freedom Trees" that were planted in 2003. Near the two Evergreen Magnolias a carved stone monument reads - These Freedom Trees were planted so that we might always remember the victims and their rescuers lost on September 11, 2001.
Cherry Lane - Station #6, 21880 NW Cherry Lane
Station #6 was dedicated on September 11, 2010. A plaque rests at the base of the stations flag pole commemorating those who lost their lives in three locations on September 11th, at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in the field in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Inside the station, a mural of hand-painted tiles created in 2002 by students at Patterson Elementary School lines a corridor. Each student painted two tiles--one reflecting how the child felt about 9/11 and the other about the child's feelings or hope for the future. The mural was installed by Hillsboro Firefighters on the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
The other two HFD fire stations are:
Brookwood Fire Station #2, 5045 SE Drake Street
Jones Farm Fire Station #5, 2850 NE 25th Avenue