Burning in piles prohibited

Effective 12:01am, June 8, 2016, Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue will be restricting all issued burn permits to individuals living outside of the city limits. The restriction will prohibit all outdoor pile burning operations. The use of a burn barrel, with the appropriate screening, will be allowed to continue at this time. Under city ordinance, no burn barrels are allowed to be used.

This restriction on issued burn permits is a result of recent observed fire behavior and current fire danger indicators. MCFR will not be issuing any new burn permits until after this year’s fire season.

MCFR reminds individuals who are allowed to continue using a burn barrel, that they shall follow all the requirements listed on the burn permit. Failure to follow all the rules on their permit or violate the burning restriction could result in individuals being liable for all costs associated with a response to their operation.

For questions regarding this restriction or any burn permit questions, please contact Division Chief Dan Hammel at 541-296-9445 or dhammel@mcfr.org.

1st Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

1st NOTICE OF BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING

 

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue VI 801, Wasco County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 will be held at 1400 W. 8th Street, The Dalles, Oregon.  The meeting will take place on the 17th day of May, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget.  A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 10, 2016 at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, 1400 W 8th Street, The Dalles, Oregon, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. 

The budget will also be available at www.mcfr.org

This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.

Board Meeting Agenda for March 21, 2016

Board Meeting Agenda has been published in paper form. Due to technical difficulties, a PDF of the agenda cannot be published at this time. If you would like one emailed to you, please contact our office at 541-296-9445. Thank you.

Board Meeting Agenda Published — February 22, 2016

The Agenda for the upcoming Board of Directors Meeting has been published. The meeting will take place on February 22, 2016 at the main fire station, 1400 W. 8th Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058. The meeting will start at 5:30 PM. The public is invited to attend.

Upon request, auxiliary aids and/or special services will be provided. To request services, please contact us at 541-296-9445 or through Oregon Relay 1-800-735-2900 at least three business days in advance.

Fire Chief’s Message Updated

Chief Palmer has updated his Chief’s Message. To view the message, please click here.

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Burn Information

  • In areas outside of the city limits of The Dalles, outdoor burning IN BARRELS ONLY is allowed until 11:00 AM with a valid permit.
  • There is NO burning allowed within the city limits of The Dalles at this time. Burning will open October 16, 2016 and run through December 1, 2016 for the fall burn season in the city limits.
  • Burn Barrels/Incinerators are allowed at this time outside the city limits until 11:00 AM. Burn Barrels are banned at all times within the City of The Dalles.
  • Burn Permits ($5.00) are always required with Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue which includes the City of The Dalles. To obtain a permit you can purchase the permit online by clicking on Burn Permit above (Credit Card or Paypal is required for online purchasing). To obtain the permit in person, please visit the fire station at 1400 W. 8th Street, The Dalles. Credit Cards are NOT accepted at the station. Cash or Checks only.

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