Umatilla RFPD

The Umatilla RFPD is a combination department, meaning that a few hard-working paid people keep the district running, but we rely heavily on dedicated volunteers to truly get our mission done.

Our volunteers are trained to the same high standards as career, paid firefighters, but they're doing it outside of their normal daily activities.

Our volunteers come in all ages and sizes, and from many career fields like construction, corrections, administration, and medical fields.

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Boating (Part 2 of 5)General Information (Cont.)Keep a sharp lookout at the waterline for swimmers, downed water skiers, and non-motorized boats. Always practice situational awareness.Avoid operating continuously near residential areas if your boat creates considerable noise.Always communicate with other river users in a positive and courteous manner what your operating intentions are. Ask to be included before joining a group or other individuals.You must have property-owner permission to camp, picnic, and launch or moor your boat on private property. In Oregon, 75% of the land along our waterways is privately owned. While the public does have the right to boat on waters of this state, they do not have the right to trespass on adjacent privately owned land.If unfamiliar with a boating activity, go with a registered guide. Registered guides know the local rules and regulations and are certified in first aid, CPR, and water rescue techniques. ...
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Boating Tips (Part 1 of 5)Know and follow all statewide and local area rules of operation.Have a current boat registration, a boater education card if operating a motorboat over 10 hp, and for paddlers, carry an aquatic invasive species permit.When launching and loading your boat, avoid blocking ramps and docks when others are in line. Use staging areas. Assign roles for passengers to help make launching/retrieving more efficient. Learn the "pecking order" of the boat ramp for retrieving. At most boat ramps, the order the trailer arrives to pick up the boat determines which boat takes out next. In some locations, the boat order at the dock determines which boat takes out next. Take the time to learn the protocol for your chosen location and remember that boaters should always work together.Operate at slow-no wake speeds within 200 feet of docks, floating homes, and moorages. This is a statewide proximity rule on all waterways. ...
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Whether it’s a trip to the beach or a dip in the community or backyard pool, you can ensure that swimming is as safe as it is fun by following a few basic safety tips.There is no substitute for active supervision- Always supervise with your undivided attention- Be diligent- Take turns supervising if there are several adults aroundEducate your kids about swimming safely- Swimming lessons- Designated swimming areas only- Buddy swimStart slow with babies- Don’t rely on swimming aids- Check the drain in your pool and spa- Take the time to learn CPR- Take extra steps around the pool ...
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