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Pioneer Pantry
Pioneer Pantry
Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation Donates to Meg's Moments Life Jackets Giveaway and Oregon City High School's Pioneer Pantry (Photo) - 06/26/17

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation donated to Meg's Moments for Life Jackets. Clackamas Fire District #1's Chief Fred Charlton and the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation President Don Trotter presented the first check for $3,000 for the purchase of life jackets to Meg's Moments, 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.

Every year at Barton Park, Meg Moment's gives away free life jackets in the hopes of saving more lives and preventing drowning. To cool off and be safe before floating the river, join Meg's Moments for a free life jacket on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Barton Park on the Clackamas River. Meg Moment's for Life Jackets will be joined by Clackamas Fire District #1's Water Rescue Team from Station 8, who will help distribute life jackets and educate the public on water and boater safety tips and the importance of wearing a life jacket. Last year, over 500 life jackets were given out in only a few hours. The life jackets are purchased by donations from citizens and the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation.

Meg's Moments will continue to give away life jackets "in loving memory of our beautiful daughter, Megan O'Meara Clark," says Brinda Doyle, O'Meara Clark's mom and founder of Meg's Moments. Meg's Moments does not "want any other family to experience the pain from the loss of a loved one when it can be prevented by simply wearing a life jacket. Life jackets save lives."

Vest up and join us at Barton Park located at 19009 SE Barton Park Road, Boring, OR 97009 on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation consists of emergency service agencies within Clackamas County and provides assistance to people who've been affected by disaster, tragedy, injury or other adversities. To learn more about the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation, visit the website at: http://www.clackamasfire.com/emergency-services-foundation/ or to learn more about Meg's Moments or to make a donation, visit their GoFundMe page at: https://www.gofundme.com/a7xgwc.

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Chief Charlton and Foundation President Trotter presented the second check for $4,000 to the Pioneer Pantry through Oregon City High School. The Pioneer Pantry provides food for the weekends and breaks to homeless and food insecure students at Oregon City High School. Students receive a "Backpack" of food that contains two breakfasts, two lunches, and one bigger meal with protein, fruit, and two juices, snacks, and treats. For the 2017-2018 school year, the Pioneer Pantry projects the cost of food will be $9.00 to $10.00 with a projection of 3,300 backpacks, which will result in the need for $29,700 to support the program.

For more information or to learn ways that you can donate to the Pioneer Pantry, contact Renee Elting at 971-563-6737 or nohungerinoc@orecity.k12.or.us.

Attached photos: Meg's Moments accepting the check at Station 8, from left to right: Captain Jason Ellison; Firefighter Josh Tyler; Firefighter Dustin Mauck; Foundation President Don Trotter; Meg's Moments Rob O'Meara, Brinda Doyle, and Chelsey Harp; Chief Fred Charlton, and Apparatus Operator David Elle.

Pioneer Pantry accepting the check, from left to right: Chief Fred Charlton; Foundation President Don Trotter; Pioneer Pantry Board members Ted Thonstad, Suz Figini, and OCHS Principal Tom Lovell; Homeless Liaison Mary Ellen Winterhalter; and Clackamas Academy of Industrial Sciences Principal Scott Curtis.

Attached Media Files: Pioneer Pantry , Meg's Moments
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2 alarm apartment fire displaces several families (Photo) - 06/25/17

No one was hurt in a multiple unit apartment fire located at the Riverwalk Apartments on SE Causey rd. in Clackamas. What appears to have started on a patio quickly extended into the apartment and neighboring units. Clackamas Firefighters from several stations responded to the fire and quickly suppressed the flames. No one was injured. The American Red Cross was notified to help with the displaced families.

Clackamas Fire wants to remind everyone to make sure they have working smoke detectors and make sure all BBQ's are clear of combustibles during cooking and while the unit cools.

Front of structure where firefighters first entered
Front of structure where firefighters first entered
House fire in Milwaukie extends to neighbors home (Photo) - 06/22/17

At 7:25 this evening Clackamas firefighters responded to a house fire at 5000 SE Casa del Ray in Milwaukie. Upon arrival they found one home with heavy fire coming from the rear of the structure, smoke pouring from the attic and the neighbors home on fire. A second alarm was called. All occupants from both homes were out of the house and firefighters quickly entered the structure, which at this time had fire and smoke coming from the front door and windows, to knock down the fire. Ceiling to the home had to be pulled to extinguish the attic area. By 7:40 pm both homes were under control and no injuries were reported. Clackamas Fire Investgators are on scene to determine the cause.

Entry team
Entry team
Clackamas Fire Hazardous Materials team responds to Metro Waste station in Oregon City (Photo) - 06/13/17

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at approximately 5:33 PM, Clackamas Fire District #1 responded to a reported hazardous materials incident at the Metro South Transfer Station located at 2001 Washington Street in Oregon City. Employees at the location reported a release of an unknown substance from a container inside one of their trash bays.

Upon arrival to scene, Clackamas Fire crews quickly worked to evacuate customers and employees from the location and to contain the area. Washington Street was shut down for approximately 30 minutes to ensure public safety. Clackamas Fire's Hazardous Materials Response Team with the aid of Metros Hazardous Materials team entered the bay where the container was located to determine the identity of the substance. At approximately 6:50 PM, the hazardous materials team determined the substance to be muriatic acid (also known as hydrochloric acid). The container which had been damaged was contained to the waste area. Clackamas Fire determined that there was no further threat to the facility and the surrounding areas.

One patient was transported to the hospital by ambulance for inhalation exposure. No other injuries or exposures were reported. Clackamas Fire was assisted on scene by Oregon City Police, American Medical Response, Metro South and Oregon City Public Works.

Reminder: When hauling trash to local waste facilities keep all hazardous materials separate. Metro South accepts trash, recycling, and hazardous materials. Visit their website for additional information on the disposal of hazardous materials to keep all parties involved safe.

Attached Media Files: Entry team , HM27 , HM27 and E15