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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FIRE EXTINGUISHER CONTEST - Week 4
(See rules from post on 11/3)

This weeks question...
4. When someone asks you for a 10 lb. fire extinguisher, what does the 10 lbs. represent?
(A) The weight of the agent inside the fire extinguisher
(B) The entire weight of the fire extinguisher
(C) The weight of the fire extinguisher minus the weight of the agent
(D) The weight of the fire it can exterminate

Week 3 - Question and Answer
3. How far away should you stand when you are using a fire extinguisher to put out a fire?
(A) 4 feet
(B) 6 feet
(C) 8 feet
(D) 10 feet
(E) 12 feet

ANSWER (C) 8 feet
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November 27, 2020 (Part 1 of 3)
Extension Cord Safety
Purchase only cords that are approved by an independent testing laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

Don’t overload extension cords with too many appliances. The cord can overheat and possibly cause a fire. Plug only one minor appliance into an extension cord.

Plug major appliances, such as refrigerators, dryers, and washers, directly into a wall receptacle outlet.

Check the maximum capacity of the extension cord and appliance or tool you’re using, and make sure you don’t exceed it.

Fully insert the plug of an extension cord (or any plug for that matter) into an outlet.

Unplug extension cords when you’re not using them. To safely unplug an extension cord, pull on the plug, NOT the cord.
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The Umatilla RFPD is always looking for new members.  Volunteer now!