Starting today, Portland Fire and Rescue will initiate daily patrols of Forest Park. Forest Park, part of Portland Parks and Recreation, stretches over 5,158 acres overlooking the Willamette River. It is one of the largest urban forest reserves in the nation and is home to thousands of birds and wildlife species. Portland Fire and Rescue is proud to protect this beautiful area from harm this summer. Firefighters from Stations 16, 22, and 27 will be using ATV’s, Jeeps, and Brush Units to patrol specific areas of the park on a daily basis.
The main reason for these fire season patrols are to evaluate the condition and accessibility of the fire lanes, trails, access roads, and water supplies located throughout the park. In addition, crews will be assessing the current fire danger of the park. While doing this they will also have the opportunity to observe and take action on any unsafe acts or activities that may contribute to fire danger throughout the park.
Portland Fire & Rescue We Respond: Always Ready, Always There
July 27, 2010