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Stubborn fire burns mobile home and house in Estacada (Photo) - 01/31/18

On January 30, 2018 at 12:04 AM, Clackamas and Sandy Fire crews were dispatched to assist Estacada Fire with a reported residential fire at 36570 SE Snuffin Road. Callers to 911 reported seeing flames through the trees and explosions. There were initial reports of a possible occupant inside one of the structures on fire, however that was later determined to not be true and the occupant was confirmed at a different location.

First arriving crews found a mobile home fully involved, with fire spreading to an adjacent manufactured home. Firefighters faced multiple challenges while fighting the fire including partial structure collapse, a cluttered interior, a spreading attic fire that was difficult to access and a spongy floor that collapsed in multiple areas. Once it was confirmed that no occupants were inside, firefighters began an exterior only attack, focusing on the attic where the fire was most active.

Investigators on-scene determined the fire likely started in the mobile home, however a cause has not been determined and a damage estimate was not immediately available. Over 50 firefighters and 15 apparatus from Clackamas, Estacada and Sandy Fire responded and were on-scene for over 4 hours. No injuries were reported.

Clackamas Fire would like to again remind everyone about the importance of smoke alarms. Thankfully, this home was not occupied at the time of the fire, but if they were a smoke alarm would have been a life saver.

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Single Role Paramedics
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Clackamas Fire Hires Single Role Paramedics (Photo) - 01/30/18

Clackamas Fire District #1 experiences significant increases in emergency and non-emergency responses year after year. In 2017, the Fire District responded to nearly 24,000 calls for help to include emergency medical incidents, motor vehicle crashes, structure fires, public assists, weather related events, and so on. The Fire District faces the demand to meet the needs of the community, as we expand and grow. Responses to many emergencies require "heavy apparatus," which include fire engines, ladder trucks, and heavy rescues deployed out of our community fire stations. One of the challenges the Fire District faces is answering the increased medical calls for service while keeping the "heavy apparatus" available for more hazardous incidents, like structure fires, where they are needed most.

Clackamas Fire currently staffs emergency apparatus with dual role, cross-trained firefighter paramedics to respond to these emergencies. The Fire District recently hired four "single role" non-firefighter paramedics to staff two additional smaller medic units. These medic units will help meet the increasing demand for emergency medical response while keeping "heavy apparatus" available for more hazardous incidents. Two paramedics are assigned to each medic unit and are the primary response apparatus for emergency medic calls for a specific geographical area. This is the first time Clackamas Fire has hired non-firefighters and we are looking forward to the flexibility and service delivery these "single role" paramedics will provide throughout the community.

Photo, pictured from left to right: Dan Dyquisto, Kristin Lind, Ashley Hagey, and Harold Chaves
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