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Vehicle strikes another pushing it into Building (Photo) - 06/13/18

Clackamas Fire responded today to 12100 SE Stevens Ct. in Happy Valley for a reported vehicle into a building. On arrival they found a non occupied truck that had been struck from the rear and pushed into the structure. It was reported that the driver of the other vehicle mistook the gas for the brake. There was one patient that was exiting the eye clinic at the time and was struck and injured. That individual was quickly extricated and transported to OHSU via ambulance for further care. Clackamas Fire wants to remind everyone that drives to check your surroundings before backing. 

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Clackamas Fire's "Vest Up! Always Wear your Life Jacket!" Campaign (Photo) - 05/29/18

Clackamas Fire District #1’s first annual “Vest Up! Always Wear your Life Jacket!” month-long campaign begins June 1, 2018 – July 1, 2018. In collaboration with “Meg’s Moments” for Life Jackets Inc., the life jacket campaign will collect new, adult and children sized life jackets that are U.S. Coast Guard approved.

New, adult and children sized life jackets can be dropped off at any Clackamas Fire District #1 fire station and division offices during the month of June. The collected donations will be given to: “Meg’s Moments” for Life Jackets Inc. to distribute for a free life jacket giveaway at Barton Park, 19009 SE Barton Park Road, Boring, OR, on the Clackamas River on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

“Meg’s Moments” is a non-profit organization created in honor of Meagan O’Meara Clark, who drowned while rafting on the Clackamas River on July 5, 2013. Meagan was 26-years-old and was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident. Each year on the anniversary of O’Meara Clark’s passing, Meg’s Moments for Life Jackets gives away free life jackets at Barton Park in the hopes of saving lives and preventing drownings. Last year, “Meg’s Moments” gave out over 600 life jackets and over 1,600 life jackets in the last four years.

The goals for “Meg’s Moments” are to bring awareness of the importance of wearing a life jacket and to provide water safety information. Their mission statement is, “Turning Tragedy into Triumph, One Life Jacket at a time, Starting with You.” They do not want any other family to go through the loss of losing a loved one from not wearing a life jacket.

For more information on the “Vest Up! Always Wear your Life Jacket!” campaign, visit Clackamas Fire’s website at www.clackamasfire.com. For information on “Meg’s Moments” for Life Jackets Inc. or to learn other ways that you can donate, visit their GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/VestUp2018  or their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/918004358238339.

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Mt Scott 8
Clackamas Firefighters battle large Happy Valley Fire (Photo) - 05/21/18

Just before 6pm this evening Clackamas firefighters responded to a residential fire in Happy Valley. Firefighters received multiple reports of a house along Mt. Scott Blvd that was well involved with fire and smoke. When firefighters arrived, they reported a large residential home with heavy fire and smoke coming from the roof line and called for more resources to assist in the fire fight. Fire crews began to get hose lines in place and establish a water supply with nearby fire hydrants in preparation for an extended operation.

Shortly after crews began to get water on the fire, Clackamas Fire Battalion Chiefs arrived and called for a second alarm. During the initial fire fight crews were working in the offensive mode, fighting fire from the interior of the structure. After approximately 20 minutes, due to the extent of the fire, the Incident Commander moved everyone to defensive operations or fighting fire from the outside of the structure until the main body of the fire could be knocked down. No injuries were reported by fire crews and it took nearly 50 firefighters from Clackamas Fire District and Portland Fire and Rescue to bring this fire under control.

The homeowner discovered the fire when she arrived home from the grocery store. Knowing her two dogs were inside, the homeowner opened the front door and the two dogs were able to escape without harm. The homeowner was interviewed by investigators to help pin point the cause of the fire. This fire is still under investigation.

Clackamas Fire would like to remind everyone to never go back into a burning home, 'Get Out and Stay Out'.  Fire and smoke spread rapidly and can quickly incapacitate you.  

Thank you to our mutual partners at Portland Fire and Rescue, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and AMR for your assistance. 

Clackamas Firefighters and Kaiser staff assisting a wounded patient
Clackamas Firefighters and Kaiser staff assisting a wounded patient
Clackamas Fire partners with Kaiser Permanente for an Active Shooter Drill (Photo) - 05/20/18

On Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10:00am, Clackamas Fire District #1 partnered with Kaiser Permanente doctors, nurses, emergency staff and security, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, the Oregon Army National Guard and Cascade Medical Training to practice response to an active shooter scenario inside the emergency department at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center in Happy Valley, Oregon.

The goal of the training was to facilitate a cooperative response to an active shooter incident and allow the various emergency partners to practice working together to ensure those affected received proper care and those responding were safe and efficient while carrying out their life-saving duties.

The drill gave Kaiser Permanente emergency staff and Clackamas Firefighters the opportunity to practice their response to such an incident including injury triage, initial patient care and transportation to the various areas within the hospital where they patients would need to go to receive specialized care for their injuries – all while being safe and aware of the potential dangers faced with an active shooter situation.

Clackamas Fire is committed to the mission “To Safely Protect and Preserve Life and Property”. More training events like this one are being planned for the future to continue providing opportunities to practice and learn how to continually make responses to an active shooter incident safer and efficient for providing care.

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