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Get to Know Your PF&R Fire Stations: Stations 5, 8, and 22

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Location: 1505 SW DeWitt Street Portland, OR  97239

Built: 1960

Retrofit: 2003

Square Feet: 6,585

Apparatus: Comprised of Engine 5 (advanced life support), Rescue 99, and C1

On-duty Personnel:Includes one paramedic officer and three firefighters

Serving: Bridlemile, Hillsdale, and Hayhurst Neighborhood Associations

   

Location: 7134 North Maryland Avenue Portland, OR  97217

Built: 1959

Square Feet: 5,758

Apparatus: Comprised of Truck 8 (advanced life support) and Engine 8 (advanced life support).

On-duty Personnel:Includes one company officer, one paramedic officer, and six firefighters

Serving: Arbor Lodge, Kenton, Piedmont, and Sunderland Neighborhood Associations

 

Location:7205 North Alta Street Portland, OR  97203

Built: 1954

Retrofitted: 2001

Square Feet: 7,270

Apparatus: Comprised of Truck 22 (advanced life support), Engine 22 (advanced life support), Brush Unit 22, Utility Vehicles 22, 2 ATVs, and Rescue Boat 22

On-duty Personnel:Includes two company officers, five firefighters and one firefighter paramedic

Serving:Cathedral Park, St. Johns, and Linnton Neighborhood Associations

Learn more about Portland Fire & Rescue's OTHER 27 fire stations by clicking here!

December 30, 2009

Firehouse Recipe of the Week: Carmel-Pecan Rolls

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Carmel-Pecan Rolls

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2-14 ounces frozen bread dough's
  • 3 teaspoons melted butter/margarine
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • Raisins

DIRECTIONS:

Topping:

  1. Mix powdered sugar and whipping cream.
  2. Divide and pour into two 9 ½ round baking pans.
  3. Sprinkle pecans on top.

Rolls:

  1. Roll each loaf of dough into 12 x 8 rectangle.
  2. Brush with melted butter/margarine.
  3. Sprinkle mixture of cinnamon, brown sugar, and raisins on top.
  4. Roll jelly-roll style, sealing ends.
  5. Cut each in 10 to 12 slices and place rolls on top of whipping cream mixture.
  6. Cover with a towel and let rise until nearly double (about 30 minutes) or cover with oiled waxed paper and refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.
  7. If refrigerated, before baking, let stand 20 minutes, then pop any surface bubbles with toothpick.
  8. For un-chilled rolls, bake at 375 degrees for 20 to25 minutes.  For chilled rolls, bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

NOTE: You may need to cover the rolls with foil for the last 10 minutes to prevent over baking. Cool in pans set on wire rack for 5 minutes. Invert on serving platter. Serve warm.

December 30, 2009

What's highly dangerous and invisible?

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Carbon Monoxide (CO) Safety
Choosing & Installation of CO Alarms
  • CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home and in other locations where required by applicable laws, codes or standards. For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for placement and mounting height.
  • Choose a CO alarm that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory.
Stay Aware!
  • Test CO alarms at least once a month; replace them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • If the audible trouble signal sounds, check for low batteries.
  • If the battery is low, replace it.   
  • If the CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for. Call for help from a fresh air location and stay there until emergency personnel.
Vehicle Safety
  • If you need to warm a vehicle, remove it from the garage immediately after starting it. Do not run a vehicle or other fueled engine or motor indoors, even if garage doors are open. Make sure the exhaust pipe of a running vehicle is not covered with snow.

Simple Actions Can Save Your Life!

  • During and after a snowstorm, make sure vents for the dryer, furnace, stove, and fireplace are clear of snow build-up.
  • A generator should be used in a well-ventilated location outdoors away from windows, doors and vent openings.
  • Gas or charcoal grills can produce CO — only use outside.

 

December 31, 2009

Carbon Monoxide Question and Answer

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What is carbon monoxide? 

Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, charcoal, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, kerosene and methane) burn incompletely. Products and equipment powered by internal combustion engine such as portable generators, cars, lawn mowers, and power washers also produce carbon monoxide.

  

What are the risk factors of carbon monoxide?

Fumes are dangerous for anyone and can be deadly. Some people are more susceptible to the affects of carbon monoxide including unborn babies, infants, older adults, people who smoke, and people who have chronic heart disease, anemia, or respiratory problems.

Why should my home have carbon monoxide alarms?

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, approximately 2,100 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning every year in the United States. There are also more than 10,000 injuries annually from carbon monoxide. Home heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are sources of carbon monoxide. Car exhaust (carbon monoxide) in an attached garage can leak into the house even with the main garage door open.

To learn.....

Why carbon monoxide is harmful, the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, the types of and where to install carbon monoxide alarms, how often to replace carbon monoxide alarms, AND what to do when the carbon monoxide alarm sounds...CLICK HERE!

December 31, 2009

Oregon's New Law on Carbon Monoxide Alarms: Important Dates to Note

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House Bill 3450 was passed by the 2009 Oregon Legislature which will require the installation of carbon monoxide alarms in specific residential applications with a carbon monoxide source.

The goal of the bill is to reduce deaths and poisonings from carbon monoxide.

The Office of State Fire Marshal is in the process of working with partners and stakeholders to develop rules for minimum standards for carbon monoxide alarms in one and two family dwellings and multifamily housing. Before the rules take effect, Oregonians will be educated about the requirements of the bill and installing carbon monoxide alarms.

 

NOTE THESE IMPORTANT DATES IN 2010 & 2011

 

 

JULY 1, 2010

When a landlord enters into a rental agreement creating a new tenancy in a dwelling unit that contains a carbon monoxide source or that is within a structure that contains a carbon monoxide source, the landlord must ensure the dwelling unit contains one or more properly functioning carbon monoxide alarms at the time the tenant takes possession of the dwelling unit. The landlord must provide a new tenant with alarm testing instructions. If the alarm is battery operated or has a battery backup system the landlord must supply working batteries for the alarm at the beginning of the new tenancy.

APRIL 1, 2011

All rental dwelling units that have a carbon monoxide source or are located within a structure having a carbon monoxide source are required to have a carbon monoxide alarm.

APRIL 1, 2011

When conveying fee title or transferring possession under a land sale contract of a one and two family dwelling or multifamily housing that contains a carbon monoxide source, the dwelling or housing must have one or more properly functioning carbon monoxide alarms installed in locations that provide carbon monoxide detection for all sleeping areas.

 

APRIL 1, 2011

Carbon monoxide alarms are required in new construction or a structure that undergoes reconstruction, alteration or repair for which a building permit is required, and is identified in the structural specialty code as a residential Group R structure.

 

Read the entire House Bill 3450 by clicking here. You are also encouraged to visit the official website of the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal – Carbon Monoxide Program at http://oregon.gov/OSP/SFM/CommEd_CO_Program.shtml.

December 31, 2009