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Don’t Ignore Your Heart During and after the holiday season

| January 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Don’t Ignore Your Heart During and after the holiday season

By TVFR Staff With the holiday season in full swing, it’s natural to be thinking about family and what the New Year may bring. Heart health may not be near the top of your list as you start to make your resolutions and personal goals for 2016. Chest pain, shortness of breath or discomfort in […]

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Join TVF&R this December and spread holiday cheer for children in need

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Join TVF&R this December and spread holiday cheer for children in need

By TVFR Staff Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters are dedicated to responding to the fire and emergency medical needs of the community at a moment’s notice. This holiday season, firefighters are asking community members to help them come through for less-fortunate children as well. For more than three decades, the KGW Great Toy Drive […]

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TVF&R Firefighters: Host Open House for New Raleigh Hills Station 70

| November 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
TVF&R Firefighters: Host Open House for New Raleigh Hills Station 70

By TVFR Staff The community is invited to tour Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue’s new Station 70 on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 8299 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway in Raleigh Hills. A brief ceremony and ribbon cutting will take place at 2:15 p.m. The community celebration will include an ice cream social […]

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Smoke Alarms Save Lives: A TVF&R Reminder

| October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Smoke Alarms Save Lives: A TVF&R Reminder

By TVFR Staff October is Fire Prevention Month, and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue wants to remind you to check your smoke alarms. It’s important to “hear the beep where you sleep” and make sure every bedroom has a working smoke alarm. The majority of people who die in a fire succumb to heat and […]

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Back to School Safety Tips: Start the school year off right!

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Back to School Safety Tips: Start the school year off right!

By TVFR Staff September 8 marks the day that many of the Beaverton School District’s students will head back to class. There’s always a certain level of excitement on the first day of school for parents and students. And, it’s particularly important for community members with school-age children and without to help kids start the […]

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Help Firefighters Quickly Find Your Home: Try a reflective address marker

| August 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Help Firefighters Quickly Find Your Home: Try a reflective address marker

By TVFR Staff Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters responding to calls have noticed several homes in the community that do not have visible addresses. Having a visible address is vital to emergency responders’ ability to find the home where an emergency is taking place. Every second counts in the case of a fire or […]

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Advice to Remember this 4th of July: From your friends at TVF&R

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Advice to Remember this 4th of July: From your friends at TVF&R

By TVFR Staff Oregon law bans fireworks that fly, explode, or travel on the ground more than six feet — this includes bottle rockets, roman candles, firecrackers, and M80s. To be legal, purchase all fireworks at a licensed Oregon fireworks stand. Fireworks purchased by mail order or in the state of Washington or at Native […]

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A Heart to Serve: Many at TVF&R answer the call at home and abroad with the military

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
A Heart to Serve: Many at TVF&R answer the call at home and abroad with the military

By TVFR Staff Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Firefighter Paramedic Will Coker felt compelled to enlist in the Oregon Army National Guard following the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. “I knew our nation was going to need people to help, and I wanted to help,” Coker recalled of his reasons for joining the military […]

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Beaverton High Seniors Partner with TVF&R: Teens train 1,100 peers lifesaving skill for their senior project

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Beaverton High Seniors Partner with TVF&R: Teens train 1,100 peers lifesaving skill for their senior project

By TVFR Staff Completing a CPR unit with the Beaverton School District’s Health Careers program was empowering for Marwa Al Khamees, whose family has a history of high blood pressure and heart disease. “I was immediately less worried knowing CPR because I knew I could take some action if something were to happen,” the Beaverton […]

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TVF&R Offers Tips to Prevent Window Falls: Stop at 4 Inches Campaign

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
TVF&R Offers Tips to Prevent Window Falls: Stop at 4 Inches Campaign

By TVFR Staff As we welcome warmer spring and summer weather, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue reminds parents, grandparents, babysitters, and all adults who care for children that window falls are preventable. Each year, window falls account for about eight deaths and more than 3,300 injuries to young children in the United States. In Oregon, […]

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