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NEWS RELEASE 07/21/12: Portland Fire & Rescue Responds To Burn Victim In NE Portland Garage Fire

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July 21, 2012

4:15 PM

At 2:58 pm Portland Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a house on fire at 3024 NE 19th St. It was reported that neighbors heard an explosion and could see black smoke coming from the garage of the residence. The crew from Station 14 (Alberta Park) arrived 5 minutes later to find a detached garage on fire and a male victim who sustained burns to his arms.

Engine 14 pulled a hose line and aggressively extinguished the fire while Truck 13 (Lloyd District) gained access to the garage and checked for any exposures to make sure the fire would stay contained to the structure. Simultaneously, Engine 13 began patient care on the victim.

The fire was brought under control at 3:17 pm. The patient was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries but did sustain burns to both arms. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time but a Portland Fire Investigator is on scene working to determine the cause of the fire and damage estimates. Updates will be given as they become available.

Firehouse Recipe of the Week: Whole Wheat Bran Muffins


Courtesy of Retired Deputy Chief Del Stevens

1 ½ c. natural bran

¼ c. sugar (opt)

1 c. whole wheat flour

1 ½ tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

¼ c. honey

2 eggs

1 c. milk (skim)

Combine bran, sugar, flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Combine all other ingredients. Stir just to blend both. Spoon into muffin tins. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.


Firehouse Recipe of the Week: Zucchini Bread

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Looking for something to do with all that zucchini growing in your garden?  Try this recipe courtesty of retired Firefighter Larry Harper, Engine 21.


Zucchini Bread

Add and stir together:

3 eggs, beaten

1 c. oil

2 c. sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

Peel and grate 2 cups zucchini, raw, and add to mixture above.

Add and stir the following together:

3 c. flour

1 tsp. salt

3 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. soda

¼ tsp. baking powder

¼ c. nuts

Add combined ingredients together and stir until well mixed.  In 2 greased and floured loaf pans, pour batter and bake at 325 degrees for approximately 60 to 75 minutes.


Firehouse Recipe of the Week: Cowgirl Cookies

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Cowgirl Cookies

Courtesy of Trudi Salisbury, Communications Group - Trudi reports that she used to make these cookies on nearly every shift that she worked at Station 22 (St. Johns) as a firefighter.  Enjoy!

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup flour

1/2 cup oatmeal

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup chocolate chips

Mix the first six ingredients in a bowl.  In a separate bowl, mix the next four ingredients and add to the first mixture.  Stir in the chocolate chips.  Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.


Portland Fire & Rescue Swears in Four New Lieutenants

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On July 19, 2012 during a formal swearing-in ceremony at Portland’s City Hall, Portland Fire & Rescue appointed Rich Chatman, Mariya Efseaff, Brian Profit, and Jeffrey Tacheny to the position of Fire Lieutenant.  The ceremony was witnessed by Portland Division Chiefs, other Fire Bureau personnel, and family members. 

The newly appointed Fire Lieutenants have a combined 43 years serving the City of Portland, and have worked at 23 different fire stations all over the city.  The new stations where the Lieutenants will be completing their probationary periods are Station 4 (Portland State University), Station 25 (Woodstock), and Station 13 (Lloyd Center).

As a Fire Lieutenant these members will be responsible for supervising firefighters when working at a fire scene or other emergency. They will also organize and supervise the day-to-day tasks at Portland fire stations, and provide training on safety procedures and fire equipment to firefighters.