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Board Meeting Agenda

Click HERE for a PDF copy of the Board Meeting Agenda for the Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue Board of Directors Meeting.

Board Meeting Agenda
July 21, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue Station
1400 West 8th Street, The Dalles, Oregon

1. Call Meeting to Order – Roll Call – Agenda Changes
2. Election of Board Officers
3. Minutes – Friday June 6, 2014 – Special Board Meeting
Minutes – Monday June 16, 2014 – Regular Board Meeting
4. Public Comment
5. Financial Reports
a. Cash Accounts Summary
b. Ambulance Service Financial Report
6. Committee Reports
7. Fire Chief’s Report
a. Incident Reports
b. 911 Statistics
c. Monthly Report- DC Wood
d. Monthly Report – DC Hammel
e. Monthly Report – DC Lapof
f. Other items as needed
1. State Homeland Security Grant – Station 2/Backup PSAP project
2. AFG SCBA grant
3. KME apparatus delivery
4. Celilo Village fire protection contract
8. Correspondence
9. Old Business
10. New Business
a. Information Sheet – IGA Between Wasco County and MCFR for GIS services
b. Resolution No. 2014-08 -Adopting a revised Cooperative Fire Protection Agreement and
Annual Operating Plan between Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue and the Bureau of Land
Management Prineville District Rivers Division, Central Oregon Fire Management Service
11. Executive Session
a. Adjourn to Executive Session in accordance with ORS 192.660(2)(d) to conduct
deliberations with persons designated by the governing body to carry on labor
12. Board of Director Remarks
13. Adjournment

Hiring process has started!

Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue is currently recruiting to fill one vacant position with the addition of two more by years end. Application and testing will be provided by the National Testing Network to include a Personal History Questionnaire, FireTEAM Test, and CPAT. Application and testing will be open and continuous, however the first grouping of names will be pulled following a closing date of August 18, 2014 at 1600 hours.

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and who score high enough will be scheduled for an oral interview process. We will interview up to nine candidates initially. Candidates who are invited to the Oral Interview Process will be notified by email so please make sure your email is valid and up-to-date.

Minimum Qualifications at time of Job Offer: Oregon Licensed Paramedic, NFPA Firefighter 1. Essentially, this mean anyone can test, but we will only hire as noted.

To apply and schedule the required testing, please visit National Testing Network

Questions about our process or Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue may be directed to Division Chief Jay Wood at

Special Board of Directors Meeting

There will be a special meeting of the Board of Directors on Friday, June 6, 2014. The agenda is attached in PDF Format. The agenda is as follows:

Board Meeting Agenda

Friday, June 6, 2014

12:00 p.m. (Noon)

Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue Station 1

1400 West 8th Street, The Dalles, Oregon

1.   Call Meeting to Order – Roll Call – Agenda Changes

2.   Public Comment

3.   Discussion regarding an opportunity to bid on an internet auction for used fire apparatus

4.   Adjournment


Board Meeting Agenda – Special Meeting – June 6 2014

Proposed Budget Documents (PDF)

Click on this link  < 2014-2015 Proposed Budget > PDF Viewer Required

Adobe Acrobat Reader available by clicking here < >

The budget documents are also available for viewing at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue’s main office at 1400 W. 8th Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058 during regular business hours, starting Monday, May 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM.

Wasco County Citizen Alert

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Burn Information

  • Burn Permits are always required with Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue which includes the City of The Dalles.
  • Burning will be allowed, both open in small piles and in incinerators [barrels] OUTSIDE the city limits of The Dalles from dawn until 11:00am. Starting October 16th, burning OUTSIDE the city limits will be allowed all daylight hours.
  • Burning inside the city limits is currently CLOSED by city ordinance. The next schedule burning period is scheduled to begin April 1, 2014.
  • For permits, please visit the fire station for your permit or click on Burn Permits in the top header to purchase your permit online. [Permits Cost $5]
  • No incinerator burning is allowed within the City Limits of The Dalles and open burning is restricted to a burn period in the spring (April 1 to May 14 of each year) and fall (October 16-December 1 of each year).