In an average year, Hood River Fire Department receives approximately 1500 requests for service. Approximately 200 of those are fire related. Anything from structure fires, car fires, chimney fires, false alarms, brush fires, motor vehicle crashes, or other service related requests ( odor investigations etc.). All our personnel ( career and volunteer ) are highly trained and are constantly striving to provide a higher quality of service to the community we serve. All our career staff work 48 hour shifts with 96 hours off. We currently have a minimum of 3 personnel working at any given time. Our volunteers respond directly to the station to bring additional apparatus and personnel to the scene.
Hood River Fire is equiped with various fire apparatus including a 2011 Pierce Velocity 95' mid-mount tower platform, a 2010 Pierce Velocity PUC fire engine, 1998 Pierce Saber fire engine, a 2012 Ford F550 4X4 type 6 brush truck.
According to the regulations governing the fire service, all our personnel are required to receive approximately 100 hours per year of continuing education in related fields such as; Hazardous Materials, CPR, Blood Born Pathogens, firefighting tactics, emergency vehicle driver training, and EMS related subjects. We currently "drill" on Wednesday evenings and an occational weekend.
Feel free to stop by anytime and visit during business hours ( 8 to 5 Mon - Fri) or on drill nights (1st, 3rd & 4th Wednesday's 6-9 pm) to see whats going on.