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American Legion Recognizes Firefighter of the Year (Photo) - 03/14/18

Hillsboro's American Legion Post #6 recognized Hillsboro Fire Departments Fire Engineer/Paramedic Dan King as the 2017 Firefighter of the year at its March 13th meeting. The award nomination and decision by his peers stated that Dan had gone above and beyond his duties as an employee within the organization in 2017. Dan has voluntarily taken on several special projects and was integral in placing equipment and outfitting the new Engine 6 now in service at the Cherry Lane station serving Southeast Hillsboro. Dan's enthusiastic involvement is a contributing factor making a notable difference to the success of our department now and into the future.

Additionally, Dan's involvement in the community clearly shows how much he cares. Dan has served as a member of the Hillsboro Firefighters Random Acts Committee and spent countless hours trying to make sure the people in City of Hillsboro are taken care of when they need help most. Dan, an eight year veteran of the department, has every intention of making the Hillsboro Fire Department the best it can be. He is currently assigned to Ronler Acres Fire Station #3 where he regularly assumes a lead role in training new firefighters on skills in the effective delivery of fire and paramedic services to the citizens of Hillsboro.

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Hillsboro Fire Engineer Dan King Chosen to Receive Firefighter of the Year Honors (Photo) - 03/12/18

For his many and unfailing contributions to the Hillsboro Fire Department, Engineer Dan King has been selected by his peers as 2017 Firefighter of the Year. Dan, who joined the department in 2010, will be recognized for this honor at the Hillsboro American Legion Post 6 Annual Firefighter Appreciation Dinner on March 13th.

"Dan King exemplifies professionalism and excellence in his service to the community as a Hillsboro firefighter. He inspires us through his commitment to continuously helping others and is well deserving of the award", said Hillsboro Fire Chief David Downey.

In addition to his firefighting duties, Dan who is also an EMT-Paramedic has spent the last six months working with his fellow crew members in training three of HFDs seven recruits. Additionally, he has served as member of the department's Apparatus Committee in charge of tools/equipment/hose and outfitting of Engine 6.

For the past few years Dan has been involved with the Hillsboro Firefighters Random Acts non-profit organization where he currently serves as Vice President. Dan continues his outreach to the Hillsboro community by serving as the point person for the Fire Department's Toy & Joy program.

For fire and life safety information, visit: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/fire or call 503-681-6166. For information on what is happening at Hillsboro Fire Department, follow us on Twitter @HillsboroFire


Family of Four Displaced by Monday Night Fire (Photo) - 02/20/18

At 9:40 Monday night Hillsboro Fire Department Station 2 was dispatched to a residential fire on the 6000 block of SE Ariel Street. Additional fire units were soon added to the response as the 9-1-1 dispatcher received additional information from the caller.

Firefighters on Engine 2 and Engine 6 arrived to find an exterior fire on the back of the two story home. Although the fire was mostly outside, firefighters found a moderate amount of smoke inside the house. The exterior fire was quickly extinguished. Firefighters then turned their attention to the attic and the crawl space under the house to insure that any fire in those areas was out.

Four adults live in the house, only one was home at the time of the fire. Upon noticing smoke, she evacuated through the front door and called 9-1-1 once she was safely outside.

A Hillsboro Fire Investigator is working to determine the cause of the fire. No damage estimate is available at this time.

Eighteen Hillsboro Fire personnel with the assistance of firefighters from TVF&R Engine 62 responded to the fire. No firefighter injuries were reported. A resident of the home next door to the fire complained of breathing difficulty due to smoke and was treated at the scene by Metro West Ambulance EMTs.

The Hillsboro Fire Department reminds homeowners to evacuate at the first indication of smoke or fire, and call 9-1-1 once safely outside.

For fire and life safety information, visit: www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/departments/fire or call 503-681-6166. For information on what is happening at Hillsboro Fire Department, follow us on Twitter @HillsboroFire