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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As we look ahead to the winter months, here are a few safety reminders:Drive Safely in the Snow - Driving in the winter means changes in the way you drive. Snow, sleet and ice can lead to hazardous road conditions. Prepare your vehicle for the upcoming winter season.Avoid Shoveling, Snowblowing Injuries - Shoveling snow or using a snowblower are among winter's most grueling activities. High levels of activity in cold temperatures put many people at risk of heart attack, especially those that have inactive lifestyles.Treat Frostbite Immediately- Use first aid to help someone who may have hypothermia or frostbite. Online and classroom courses are available at workplaces and other organizations through NSC. Download the NSC first aid app and you will be ready to give first aid for frostbite, hypothermia and many other emergencies.Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - Carbon monoxide detectors save lives. Every year, over 400 people die and 50,000 are treated for carbon monoxide poisoning. The most common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are often described as “flu-like” – headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain and confusion. Avoid Injuries While Enjoying the Winter Weather-Whether you are skiing, snowboarding, sledding or skating, take safety precautions like learning basic skills and using the appropriate gear for the sport. ...
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URFPD would like to welcome our newest Firefighter/EMT Ray Harris. Ray started as a volunteer with Echo Fire in 2011, he is a graduate of the 2017 Resident Intern program at UCFD where he continues to volunteer. In his down time Ray is an Advocate for Autism, he enjoys riding horses and 4 wheelers, hunting, leather working and spending time with family including his 2 young daughters. ...
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Halloween Costume SafetyTo help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, the American Academy of Pediatrics has compiled a list of Halloween safety tips. Before Halloween arrives, be sure to choose a costume that won't cause safety hazards.All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant.If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks.When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first.Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation ...
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The Umatilla RFPD is always looking for new members. Volunteer now !