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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July 3, 2020
Sparkler and Fireworks Safety
More than 50,000 fires are caused by fireworks every year. Take the proper precautions when operating fireworks.
Never disassemble or try to make your own fireworks.

Don’t point sparklers, or fireworks at yourself or others, especially while they’re being lit.

Only light fireworks on the ground and in areas that are dry and fire resistant.

Don’t attempt to light multiple devices at the same time.

Never allow young children to handle fireworks or sparklers.

Always keep a portable fire extinguisher close by. Also keep a water hose or buckets of water nearby to put out fires.

If fireworks malfunction, don’t relight them! Douse and soak them with water then throw them away.

Resist the urge to bring your pet to a fireworks display. The safest place for them is at home where it’s familiar, quiet and not crowded.
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June 26, 2020 (Part 2 of 2)
Keep Your Fire Away from the Tent
Do not place your campfire near the tent. It should always be placed downwind from the tent. Only use tents made from flame-retardant materials if you'll be having a campfire.
Keep It Under Control
Do not build large campfires, even if they seem impressive. It's much safer to keep fires small so they are easier to control.
Stay Nearby
Never leave a campfire lit if there is no one to attend to it. If you're going to sleep for the night, always take the time to put the fire out.
Be Prepared
Never light a campfire if you do not have the means of extinguishing it. Always keep plenty of water and a shovel near the campfire to use in an emergency and to put the campfire out when you are finished using it.
Know How to Put It Out
To extinguish a campfire douse it with water, use the shovel to bury the fire with ash and dirt. Then douse the area with water.
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