What: See a demonstration of PF&R's new Quint and Rapid Response Vehicle.
Where: Station 2 at NE 122nd Avenue/Portland, OR 97220
When: Mon, Aug 26 at 10 am
PF&R strives to find creative ways to be responsive and efficient in our duty to protect Portland's people, property and environment. PF&R's latest innovation is adding a new apparatus called a Quint at two Portland stations.
The two Quints will help to maintain PF&R's truck capabilities; the primary function of the Quint apparatus is to provide for traditional truck company operations at the scene of a fire or other emergency. The Quint is an aerial apparatus (105' aerial) and comes complete with ground ladders, hydraulic extrication equipment, and saws, but is also outfitted with a pump and limited amount of hose for a quick fire attack and limited water supply. PF&R's first Quint recently went into service at Station 2 in Parkrose.
Another adjustment to PF&R's response approach is the addition of Rapid Response Vehicles for medical calls. Surging medical calls in areas such as East Portland and downtown have meant shifting some firefighter positions from Kenton and Parkrose to medically-focused rapid response vehicles for help in other areas. The RRVs will help improve response times and response reliability of fire & rescue apparatus needed on more complicated or critical emergency calls.
Find out more and see the new apparatus in action at this photo-friendly press conference.
Lt. Rich Chatman PIO, Media pgr. 503-940-6003