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Burn Ban Issued for Multnomah County Aug 1, 2017

Multnomah County Fire Departments/Districts issue summer burn ban

MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR. – Multnomah Fire Defense Board Chief Scott Lewis has issued an outdoor burn ban effective Tuesday, August 1, 2017, in all areas of Multnomah County.

The burn ban has been issued due to forecasted high temperatures, limited rainfall and ongoing dry conditions.  

The burn ban includes recreational campfires, fire pits, yard debris, agricultural burning and permits issued for open burning until further notice. Check with your local Fire Department/District for more information. For updated information please call the burning information line at:

--503-618-3083 for Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview, Fire District 10

--503-695-2225 for Corbett Fire District 14

--503-621-1242 for Sauvie Island District 30

--503-823-3700 for Portland Fire & Rescue general information

Outdoor barbecuing is still allowed; however, citizens should exercise extreme caution. When using charcoal briquettes please properly dispose of ashes in a covered metal container away from combustibles, and keep the ashes wet for a few days before properly disposing of them. Maintain at least ten feet between outdoor cooking and anything combustible such as siding, fences, shrubbery, etc.

Smokers are reminded to ensure their cigarettes are truly out and placed in proper receptacles.

Those living in rural areas are asked to maintain their defensible space by monitoring growth surrounding homes and structures, and to maintain adequate access for firefighting equipment.

Congratulations to all who were celebrated at last night's Ceremony of Honor

The event was held Monday, June 12 at legacy Emanuel Hospital

Medal of Honor:       Casey Baker Jr.

Medal of Honor:       Dale Wood

Mission Lifeline EMS  Presented to PF&R & AMR by the

     Silver Award             American Heart Association

Firefighter of the Year:        Firefighter Cody Trestrail presented by

          Local 43 Vice President Kyle MacLowery

Letter of Commendation:     Driver of the Year David Rychlick presented by

          Local 43 Vice President Kyle MacLowery

Fire Chief’s Certificate:        Jeff Wiggin, Joel Krivesha

Fire Chief’s Certificate:        Officer Mary Toops, Officer Angela Kays

Fire Chief’s Certificate:        Bill Fisher

Certificate of Merit:   Neal Winter, Donny Lamance, Pam Hester,

          Jesse Kane, John Robinson

Certificate of Merit:   Daniel Steinberg

Letter of Recognition: BOEC Staff

Letter of Recognition: NW Natural Staff

Letter of Recognition: Officer Christopher Kulp, Officer Larry MacNabb

Unit Commendation: BC Jamie Klum, BC Scott Beyers

          T3-Lieutenant David Woodhouse; Firefighters

          Gordon Houston, Brad Martin, Matthew Watts

          E3-Lieutenant Peter St. John; Firefighters

          Bret Kimple, Erik Kent, Jason Williams

          E15-Lieutenant John Hull; Firefigthters

          Condrew Allen, Brian Dundon, Taylor Sluman

          E6-Lieutenant Jeffrey Welle; Pilots Mark Lamb,

          Bruce Linson; Firefighter Misaki Hisamoto

Letter of Recognition: Ben Schwartzman, John Miley

Letter of Recognition: TVF&R PIOs-Stevan Myers, Cassandra Ulven

Letter of Recognition: Red Cross Staff

Letter of Recognition: Legacy Emanuel Staff

Letter of Commendation:     AFM Gary Boyles, Investigators Nicole Brewer,

          Rick McGraw, Fabian Jackson, Jason Andersen

Certificate of Achievement:  Detective Joe Luiz

Letter of Commendation:     Lt. Peter St. John

Silver Medal of Valor: Firefighter Bret Kimple