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Clackamas Fire and Gladstone Fire battle 2-Alarm house fire late last night (Photo) - 04/20/19

Clackamas Fire assisted Gladstone Fire just after midnight at 1640 Amonson Ct Gladstone with a 2-Alarm residential house fire. What appears to have started on the exterior of the home quickly spread to the inside and attic space. The family with 7 children quickly evacuated and call for help. No one was injured and the fire was fully extinguished in under an hour. Crews had to vertically ventilate a difficult pitched roof to remove fire, heat, and toxic gasses so that firefighters could advance inside and extinguish the blaze.  The fire is still under investigation and questions can be directed to the Gladstone Fire Department. 

YouTube video: https://youtu.be/AqHhV5Zbm10

As a reminder: When done with outside fires, BBQ or any heat source make sure the unit is turned off, put out, and cool before heading back inside. 

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Residential Fire displaces family in Oregon City (Photo) - 04/19/19

Just before noon today a house fire at 21520 S. Clear View Ct. in Oregon City displaced 3 family members. Unfortunately the family dog did not survive.  Fire fighters were dispatched when neighbors saw smoke and flames coming from the backside of a single story home. On arrival crews went to work on what appeared to be a fire on the backside of the home that had gotten into the attic. Within 15 minutes the fire was under control. No one was injured and the family is working with the American Red Cross through this difficult time.  As a reminder Clackamas Fire would like everyone to ensure they have working smoke detectors and keep all heat sources off when not attended.

 

Youtube video:https://youtu.be/lqnRtnD-X0o

 

Healthcare Providers become Firefighters for the day - 04/12/19

On Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. Clackamas Fire, in partnership with the Tactical Athlete Health and Performance Institute (TAHPI) will be hosting a Fire Operations Day and turning medical professionals into firefighters. During this event, those healthcare providers that normally diagnose and treat firefighter injuries will don a set of turnouts, complete with air pack and go to work in a simulated firefighting environment. This highly visual event will allow the practitioners to rotate in small groups through several firefighting stations to include:

  • Fire attack simulations to include deploying hose, searching buildings wearing air packs and forcing doors utilizing the various tools carried on the fire apparatus. 
  • Auto Extrication exercise that will demonstrate the use of the extrication tools known as the “Jaws of Life” to simulate the treatment and removal of a patient entrapped in a vehicle. 
  • Emergency medical scenario to include the treatment, packaging and removal of a patient from a second floor room with limited access.

All of these evolutions will allow the medical practitioners to personally experience the movements and exertion required of firefighters on the ever changing and dynamic emergency scenes that firefighters face. The goal is to further educate the practitioners through personal experience in an effort to better allow them to diagnose, treat and rehab firefighters to return to work in the most efficient way.

This event is closed to the general public but will provide highly visual access to members of the media.  All training will take place at the Clackamas Fire Training Center, located at 15990 SE 130th Ave., Clackamas, OR 97015.