Fire district urges disaster preparedness
Are you prepared? Are you really prepared?
September is National Emergency Preparedness Month and Clackamas Fire District No. 1 would like to help you prepare yourself, your family, home, business and pets for any type of natural or human-caused disaster.
This year's theme is "Disasters Don't Plan Ahead. You Can." Currently, large wildfires are burning in the Columbia River Gorge and outside of Brookings, and there have been recent hurricanes and record-setting floods in Texas and Florida. These are reminders of how devastating disasters can be on communities. Take time to "Be Prepared" by following easy steps found at clackamasfire.com/divisions/emergency-management-and-disasterpreparedness/preparing-for-disaster.
Clackamas Fire has been working hard this summer to start and complete a number of major capital improvement projects. The Damascus Community Fire Station suffered a fire in April and is anticipating moving back into the current station in early October. New projects include a fleet/logistics center, new community fire station in Oregon City, and a new fire station in the community of Damascus.
Fred Charlton is the chief of the Clackamas Fire District.