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Three Receive Promotions at Hillsboro Fire Department (Photo) - 06/09/17

In a badging ceremony last night, Hillsboro Fire Chief Scott Magers swore in two new firefighters and promoted one veteran to a new position.

Armand Buesseler has been promoted to the position of Engineer. Buesseler has served as Firefighter for eight years.

After successfully completing one year of training as probationary firefighters, William Gallienne and Logan Kelly were sworn in and each received their badge as a Firefighter.

"We congratulate and recognize these members for their hard work and dedication to the fire service", said Fire Chief Scott Magers. "Through their accomplishments, we grow as a department in public safety".

Hillsboro Fire Department serves nearly 100,000 people from five fire stations. All firefighters are certified emergency medical technicians (EMT) or EMT/paramedics. Last year, Hillsboro firefighters responded to nearly ten-thousand emergency calls for service.

For fire and life safety information, visit: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/fire or call 503-681-6166. For information on what is happening at Hillsboro Fire Department, follow us on Twitter @HillsboroFire


Firefighters Quick Knock Down Contains Fire to Hillsboro Garage - 06/06/17

Hillsboro OR - At 1:00 this afternoon Hillsboro Fire Department Station 1 was dispatched to a residential fire on the 1600 block of SE Fire Grove Loop. Additional fire units were soon added to the response as the 9-1-1 dispatcher received additional information from the caller.

Upon the arrival of Engine 1 Firefighters found smoke coming from the open door of an attached two car garage. Once inside the garage they discovered active fire in the back corner. The fire was igniting fireworks stored in the same area. The fire was extinguished within six minutes of their arrival. Firefighters from Engine 1 and Truck 5 then turned their attention to the attic space above the garage to insure that the fire had not spread.

One adult female and two children were in the house when the fire started. The resident told investigators that as she was nearing the door from the house to the garage she heard what sounded like something burning and smelled smoke. She opened the door and saw fire in the back corner. She immediately went back inside, gathered the two children and evacuated through the front door. The next door neighbor reported the fire to 9-1-1.

Hillsboro Fire Investigator Charles Marble determined that the fire was caused by smoker's carelessness. No damage estimate is available at this time.

Twenty-three Hillsboro Fire personnel responded to the fire. No firefighter or resident injuries were reported.

The Hillsboro Fire Department reminds everyone that as we move closer to the July 4th celebration only purchase fireworks that are legal in Oregon and be sure store them in a safe area.

For fire and life safety information, visit: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/fire or call 503-681-6166. For information on what is happening at Hillsboro Fire Department, follow us on Twitter @HillsboroFire


Media Advisory -- Hillsboro Fire Department Prevention/Education Division Manager and Public Information Storm Smith Retirement - 06/01/17

Hillsboro Fire would like to wish Prevention/Education Division Manager and Public Information Officer Storm Smith well in his retirement after 18 years of outstanding of service.

Beginning Thursday, June 1 and until further notice, Public Information Officer Bruce Montgomery will be the primary media contact for Hillsboro Fire.

Email: bruce.montgomery@hillsboro-oregon.gov
PIO pager: 530-615-6666