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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Staying Cool during the Dog Days of Summer (Part 2 of 3)Beware of heat related illness• Know the warning signs of heat exhaustion. Watch for breathing that is shallow and fast, headaches, dry mouth, pale or clammy skin, muscle cramps, tiredness, disorientation, sweating, passing out, nausea and vomiting. Seek immediate medical attention.• Know the warning signs of heat stroke. Symptoms include dizziness, a high body temperature (above 103°F), red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating), unconsciousness, nausea, confusion, rapid, strong pulse and throbbing headache. Seek immediate medical attention.• Be informed. Learn the tips to prevent heat related illnesses.• Beware of burns. Use sunscreen to aid in protecting your skin against the effects of the sun. ... See MoreSee Less
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Staying Cool during the Dog Days of Summer (Part 1 of 3)Eating, drinking and scheduling exercise• Drink plenty of water and other fluids. Don't wait to rehydrate until you're thirsty. Adults should drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day and may need more on hot and humid days.• Avoid alcohol, caffeine and carbonated drinks. These can lead to dehydration and increase the effects of heat illness.• Eat meals that are well-balanced and light. Avoid high-protein foods, which increase metabolic heat and can add to water loss.• Reschedule exercise. Avoid working out during the hottest part of the day. Check the weather forecast; if there's a heat advisory you may want to move your workout indoors. ... See MoreSee Less
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**UPDATE** - As of 1630 all fire units have cleared however, the scene and Hwy 730 will remain closed. Please refer to ODOT for opening updates:tripcheck.com/DynamicReports/Report/RoadConditionsAccident on Hwy 730 just west of Umatilla has both directions closed down for an undetermined amount of time. Please find an alternate route and avoid the area. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Umatilla RFPD is always looking for new members.  Please click on the link below to download the application. Once completed, please email it to jeannie.bowman@umatillafire.org