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Q: Which Portland Fire & Rescue Fire Station opened on September 11th, 2002, as a memorial to 9-11?
This Station was built on the site of an old junkyard. The Station covers everything from freeways to the Airport, as well as residential and commercial. This station houses an American LaFrance Eagle pumper (engine), Air Unit, and Rehab Unit. In addition to being a fire station, the building is also home to the Central Northeast Neighborhood Association (CNN). Which one of the 30 Portland Fire stations is this?
A: Station 12 is the correct answer!
Congratulations to Dennis H.
who was the first fan to write in
with the correct answer!
A big thank you also goes out to Peter F. and Rich M. for their correct answer as well!
Station 12 is located at 8645 NE Sandy in Portland, Oregon and serves the Sumner neighborhood. Station 12's crews (A, B, and C-shift) include one company officer and three firefighters. During each shift, one of these personnel fills the role of paramedic, while the other three provide assistance as EMT-Basics. Three apparatus are housed at Station 12, including Engine 12 (Advanced Life Support), Air Unit 12, and Rehab 12.
All of Portland Fire's 30 fire engines are Advanced Life Support (ALS) equipped. Having ALS capabilities enables fire paramedics to travel to medical emergencies with the quipment and advanced skills to provide life-saving services like IV's and heart monitoring. ALS services are needed for medical emergencies like cardiac arrests, difficulty breathing, trauma, or siezures.
The Air and Rehab units are specialized apparatus that provide firefighters working an incident with exceptional operational support. Air Unit 12 is dispatched to incidents to fill and replace firefighters' Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus cylinders. Rehab Unit 12 delivers re-hydration, nourishment, restroom facilities, and supplies such as tents to firefighters working around-the-clock shifts at emergency incidents and major disasters.
Want to learn more about Station 12? Visit http://www.portlandonline.com/fire/index.cfm?c=52399&a=291236!
March 22, 2010