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Oregon Deploys Strike Teams to the Thomas Fire in Southern California - 12/06/17

At 9:36 p.m. on December 6, 2017, Clackamas Fire District #1 was activated by the Clackamas County Fire Defense Board to mobilize firefighting resources to respond to the major wildfires in southern California. A Strike Team of Heavy Brush Type III units from Clackamas Fire District #1, Canby Fire District #62, and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue responded with a total of 10 Strike Teams from 12 counties across the state of Oregon. Oregon resources are expected to be deployed for 14 days. A Strike Team is made up of a number of units along with a leader, and all units are the same. Clackamas Fire deployed two interface engines along with a Strike Team leader. The Strike Team was deployed to the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, California. Currently, there are 12,000 structures threatened, scorched over 65,000 acres, and 0% containment.

Deployment questions can go to the Oregon State Fire Marshal's Public Information Officer Rich Hoover at 503.934.8217. For more information regarding the California wildfires, visit the Incident Information System at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ or the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's Facebook and Twitter pages: https://www.facebook.com/CALFIRE/ and https://twitter.com/CAL_FIRE.

Clackamas Fire honors individuals involved in the chain of survival - 11/27/17

Clackamas Fire District #1 will hold its fifth Chain of Survival Celebration and challenge coin presentation on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, 519 15th St., Oregon City, OR 97045.

Each year, approximately 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside a hospital setting in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, nearly 90 percent of these events prove fatal, and the chance of survival decreases by 10 percent with every passing minute without CPR. When community members are willing and able to provide CPR and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are readily available, the chances of a patient surviving a cardiac arrest event increases significantly. Clackamas Fire's celebration recognizes those in the chain of survival who participated in saving the life of a cardiac arrest victim who was resuscitated and survived neurologically intact.

Clackamas Fire will honor seven cardiac arrest "saves" made up of numerous individuals involved in their chain of survival. The chain of survival participants includes bystanders who performed CPR prior to emergency crew arrival, Clackamas County 9-1-1 dispatchers who encouraged and coached bystander CPR, and Clackamas Fire and American Medical Response crews involved in the resuscitations.

Each individual will be presented with a special challenge coin. The coin is only given to those individuals who participated in the resuscitation of a cardiac arrest victim who was successfully resuscitated in the field and survived neurologically intact. "This coin, literally, represents bringing someone back to life," said Division Chief Conway.

There will be several cardiac arrest survivors and their spouses among the list of attendees, which is by invitation only and the media are welcome to attend. The survivors and rescuers will have the opportunity to be reunited with each other and to formally meet one another.

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Clackamas Fire Haz-Mat technicians clear suspicious delivery in Milwaukie (Photo) - 11/25/17

A local store in Milwaukie got a bit of a scare when an employee opened a letter that had been taped and stapled shut. The letter had been sent from an unknown sender in another country. Clackamas Fire Haz-Mat 307 responded to the store on McLaughlin Blvd to assess the item and determine if it had anything in it, or on it. Hazardous materials technicians isolated the envelope and ran several tests to determine that this was a false alarm.

Clackamas Fire is pleased that this incident was a false alarm, but wants to remind everyone that mailing illegal substances is a felony. If you should come across a strange package dont open it. Leave it be and call the appropriate authorities to inspect it.

Clackamas Fire Community Paramedic Presents Inaugural Resource Fair - 11/15/17

Clackamas Fire District #1 is hosting its inaugural Resource Fair, designed to bring community resources to citizens who need them the most. The Resource Fair will be Thursday, November 16, 2017, Barclay Park (next to Father's Heart Street Ministry), 711 12th St., Oregon City, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All are welcome.

The Resource Fair aims to connect residents in need with a variety of local resources within Clackamas County. The services that will be provided at the fair include free flu shots and assistance with medical insurance enrollment, housing programs, addiction services, mental health, physical health, and employment resources.

Attached Media Files: Resource Fair Flyer