Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical Response
Non-Emergency, Dispatch Center: 503-655-8211
All 911 emergency and non-emergency calls in the Hoodland Fire District are answered, triaged and dispatched by
Clackamas County Department of Communications
(C-COM). C-COM also provides dispatch services to 8 other fire districts and 6 other law enforcement agencies in Clackamas County.
Last year the Hoodland Fire District responded to over 700 emergency calls for assistance.
Fire and E.M.S. Training
The Hoodland Fire District conducts extensive and varied training that exceeds the minimum requirements of NFPA Firefighter-1 and EMS First Responder. These drills are held regularly on Wednesday nights and Thursday mornings.
Our staff are encouraged to seek training outside of our own "in-house" drills to further their education as emergency responders. Many of our career and volunteer staff have trained above the minumumrequirements and have received certifications as EMTs, Paramedics, Fire Service Instructors, Haz Mat Operators, Fire Apparatus Engineers, Fireground Leaders, Fire Officers, Fire Investigation Technicians, Rope Rescue Technicians, Swift Water Rescue Technicians, Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialists, CPR instructors, Fire Prevention Officers, Safety Officers, Public Information Officers, Fire Prevention Officers, Building Code Enforcement and Plans Review, etc.
Fire Prevention/Public Education
Want a tour of the fire station, need a fire safety class put on for your business, have a public event you'd like us to attend?
Contact Lt. John Creel at 503-622-3256 for programs and availablity.
Juvenile Fire Setters Intervention
Do you know a youth who is misusing fire? Too many of Oregonís children die each year in fires. Property losses from fire range in the millions of dollars. Some of these fires are a result of carelessness or equipment malfunctions, but far too many of them are set by children and teenagers. You, as a parent or caregiver, have a veryimportant role in ensuring the fire safety of your family and community. Child-set fires are preventable. Children set fires for a variety of reasons. Many are acting out of curiosity and are experimenting with the use of matches and lighters. Others are setting fires as a way to deal with a crisis, as a cry for help, or they may be responding to peer pressure. Whatever the reason, in order to solve the problem, you must first understand it. Many teenagers do not understand the legal consequences of setting fires. In some cases, you may also beheld financially responsible for your childís behavior.
Our fire prevention team is special trained to screen firesetting youth and intervene through education or referal. The goal of this program is to reduce the incidents of fire by establishing a continuum of care for child firesetters and thier families using community based intervention programs.
Plans Review/Code Enforcement
Have a question relating to building plans review or code enforcement.
Contact Fire Marshal Scott Kline at 503-622-3256, Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.
C.P.R./First Aid Classes
Generally held on the second Saturday of every other month, Hoodland Fire District offers C.P.R., A.E.D. (Automatic External Defibrillators) and first aid classes at a low cost. Give us a call for details, costs and scheduling of upcoming classes.
Chimney Fire Prevention/Chimney Brush Loan Program
As the warm summer days turn into brisk winter nights many people in and around The Mountain turn to their wood burning stoves and fireplaces to provide low-cost, heating for their families. But before you start cozying up in front of your fireplace the first thing to think of is the condition of your chimney. Dirty chimneys can cause chimney fires, which damage structures, destroy homes, and injure or kill people.
Chimney fires can burn very intensely. In some reported circumstances chimney fires were so noisy and dramatic that they were reported by neighbors before the occupants were aware of the fire. Flames or dense smoke may shoot from the top of the chimney. Homeowners report being startled by a low rumbling sound that reminds them of a freight train or low flying airplane. Slow-burning chimney fires can be just as damaging and deadly but are usually less dramatic since they donít get enough air or have enough fuel to burn as intense. The temperatures they reach are very high and can cause as much damage to the chimney structure and nearby combustible parts of the houseÖ.or they can burn through the night when everyone is asleep. With proper chimney care and safe fire building techniques, chimney fires are entirely preventable.
We offer free use of chimney brushes and poles to residents of the Fire District.
Free Smoke Detectors
Working Smoke Detectors Save Lives! We offer free smoke detectors to residents of the Fire District for protection of thier homes. Call or stop by our Welches Main Station for more information.
Free Bike Helmets for Kids
We want you to ride safe. Each year, more than 500,000 people in the US are treated for in for bicycle related injuries in emergency departments. Over 700 die. Over 60% of these injuries are children. If you or your child cannot afford a bike helmet, we will happily provide one for you.
Can we find your house in case of emergency? We will make and install a reflective address sign post with your house numbers on it for $16. The cost of this sign (our material only cost) includes installation of the sign at the end of your driveway or on the road in front of you house.
Hoodland Community Christmas Basket Program
This is a seasonal Christmas Basket Program for quailified residents within the boundaries of the Welches School District. Donations of canned or non-perishable food items are collected in the late fall and then baskets containing food, personal items and gifts for each family's size are delivered by fire personnel. For more information, contact Carol Norgard, Christmas Basket Program Director at 503-622-3256. (leave message)
Baby Car Seats and Child Booster Seats
It is estimated that 80%-90% of all car seats installed incorrectly and may not protect your child in a crash. The closest certified child safety seat inspection point is Sandy Fire District #72, Please- call (503) 668-8093 to schedule your appointment.
Hoodland Fire District #74 , 69634 E. Hwy 26, Welches, OR 97067, Office (503) 622-3256 (8am-5pm 7 days a week)
Burn Information (503) 622-3463