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Firehouse Recipe of the Week: Herb Crumbed Broccoli

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Herb Crumbled Broccoli




  • Butter-flavored vegetable cooking spray
  • 2-4 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup dry unseasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried chervil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 1-1/2 pounds broccoli, cut into florets and stalks sliced, cooked
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Spray small skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot.
  2. Add pecans and spray with cooking spray; cook over medium heat until toasted, 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add breadcrumbs, marjoram, and chervil to skillet; cook until crumbs are toasted, 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in parsley.
  4. Season broccoli with salt and pepper to taste; arrange in serving bowl.
  5. Spoon crumb mixture over broccoli.
  6. Recipe makes six servings.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories: 61 Fat: 2.1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 64mg Protein: 3.7g Carbohydrate: 8.7g Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 Vegetable, 1/2 Fat 



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  April 1, 2011 


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Firefighters Host Child Passenger Safety Check Up Event

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On Saturday, March 26, 2011, firefighters from Portland Fire & Rescue (PF&R) hosted Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and trained volunteers from the Child Safety Seat Resource Center to conduct a Child Passenger Safety Clinic at an out-of-service PF&R Fire Station.

Each month, fire agencies across Oregon host Child Passenger Safety Clinics at fire stations for the public. Trained technicians and volunteers are available at these clinics to work one-on-one with parents and caregivers to correctly install and inspect child safety seats.  Each seat takes about 30 minutes to install and check for damage, size, and age appropriateness.




Child Passenger Safety Check Up events are a valuable community resource designed to increase the percent of car seats used correctly, educate participants about safely transporting their children, evaluate all passengers under 13 years of age to make sure they ride safely, and raise awareness of local, community traffic safety efforts. 


Click here to access the April 2011 safety clinic schedule.  



Portland Fire & Rescue reminds you of the following important State of Oregon Child Occupant Protection Laws:

  • Child passengers must be restrained in approved child safety seats until they weigh 40 pounds.
  • Infants must ride rear facing until they reach both one year of age AND 20 pounds.
  • Children over 40 pounds must use a booster seat until they are age 8 OR 4'9" in height.
  • A child taller than 4'9" OR age 8 or older must be properly secured with the vehicle's safety belt. The child is properly secured if the lap belt is positioned low across the thighs and the shoulder belt is positioned over the collarbone and away from the neck.

The failure to properly use safety belts or child restraints is a Class D traffic violation with a $142.00 fine (ORS 811.210 and ORS 815.055, effective October 1, 2009).

For additional resources, including educational videos, checkup brochures, and information on the Oregon Child Passenger law, visit the Child Safety Seat Resource Center's website here.



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  We Respond: Always Ready, Always There

  April 1, 2011 


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NEWS RELEASE 04/02/11: Portland Fire & Rescue Responds to an Apartment Fire with 2 Victims @ 6404 SE 23rd

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April 2, 2011

8:22 PM


At approximately 5:50 pm today, Portland Fire & Rescue responded to a fire alarm at Westmoreland's Union Manor, an apartment complex for seniors.  When firefighters arrived, they found an apartment filled with smoke and "upgraded" the call to a commercial fire to bring more resources to the scene.  The fire was located in a second floor apartment.  

When firefighters made entry into the apartment, they found an adult female with significant fire related injuries.  The woman was transported to Emanuel Hospital.  An employee of the facility was also affected by the smoke when he tried to investigate the cause of the alarm prior to the arrival of firefighters.  He was transported to Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital in stable condition.

The majority of fire was extinguished by sprinklers allowing firefighters to focus initially on rescuing the injured victims.  This fire was contained to the apartment of origin and damage to the building itself was kept to a minimum.  Building damage includes smoke and fire in the apartment and some water damage on the first and second floors.  The resident of the fire apartment will be the only one displaced by this fire.  

Fire investigators were called as is routine when an injury occurs in a fire and are working to determine the cause and damage estimates for this fire.  This information will be made available as soon as possible.

This single alarm commercial fire brought four engines, two trucks, two chief officers, and two fire investigators to the scene for a total of 28 personnel.



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 April 2, 2011


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NEWS RELEASE 04/04/11: Portland Fire & Rescue Now Accepting Applications for Fire Camp 2011

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Do you know a young woman between the age of 16 and 19 who is interested in learning what being a firefighter is all about?

Portland Fire & Rescue, in partnership with other metro-area fire agencies, is offering a three-day fire training camp specifically for young women ages 16 to 19.  Fire Camp 2011 will be held June 24, 25, & 26, 2011 at Portland Fire & Rescue's Training & Safety Facility located at 4800 NE 122nd Avenue in Portland, Oregon.


The goals of Fire Camp are to instill confidence, build leadership and team skills in young women, and to provide an opportunity to try firefighting through hands-on training.  Fire Camp will be taught and supervised by women firefighters from the Portland metro area.


Fire Camp participants will be involved in hands-on activities, including:

  • Orientation and Practical Exercises: Hydrant and hose evolutions
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA): Participants will practice exercise drills, become familiar with SCBA, and learn search and rescue techniques using the SCBA
  • High Angle Rescue and Confined Space: Participants will learn high angle rescue techniques and simulate a confined space rescue
  • Vehicle Extrication and Medical Response: Participants will work on team building exercises, visit a fire station, become familiar with different firefighting equipment and apparatus, and participate in vehicle extrication and medical response

Fire Camp will be held at no cost to participants.  This is a non-residential camp and participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from camp.  Applications for Fire Camp 2011 will be accepted now through May 23, 2011.  Interested applicants can get more information and submit an application online at



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 April 4, 2011


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PF&R In The News: Multnomah County wildfire map shows Portland neighborhoods at risk

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Portland Fire & Rescue - IN THE NEWS

The Oregonian

Steve Beaven

March 31, 2011


Multnomah County Wildfire Map Shows Portland Neighborhoods at Risk - The Oregon Department of Forestry has begun working with fire departments and other agencies from throughout Multnomah County on a comprehensive plan to limit the danger of wildfires this summer and beyond.

The department has created a map of Multnomah County neighborhoods that are particularly susceptible to wildfires, showing danger zones that stretch from Forest Park on the west side of the county to Powell Butte on the east.

The effort, which started in August, is believed to be the first comprehensive wildfire plan for the entire county and will include community outreach efforts as well as tips for mitigating the threat of a fast-moving blaze.

The project has brought together a wide variety of agencies for a large-scale prevention plan that officials hope will pay off when the wildfire season begins in June.

"I think the approach in going with the county-wide plan is better in that we're all sending the same message about preparing and reducing your risk," said Portland Fire Bureau Lt. Matthew Silva.

The project was coordinated by the Forestry Department. But the fire departments in Portland, Gresham and elsewhere provided key information to help identify areas that are most at risk.

Cindy Kolomechuk, a community wildfire planner with the Forestry Department, developed the map with the help of fire departments throughout the county.

"Most of our fire districts, they've been thinking about this for a while," she said. "It isn't very difficult to sit around and have them draw circles around particularly vulnerable areas and articulate why they're vulnerable."

High-risk areas have been identified based on a number of factors. Dry vegetation is the most obvious fuel -- and the biggest risk -- for wildfires.

Read the entire article here.



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   April 4, 2011 


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