48-Hour Paramedic Refresher

Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue is hosting Robert Delikat and his 48-Hour Paramedic Refresher. This will be presented over two time periods, one in December 2014 and the other in January 2015.  Dates are December 17-19, 2014 and January 7-9, 2015.  Attendance at both weeks is required. Cost for the course is $300. Purchase Orders from other emergency service agencies will be accepted otherwise payment is required at registration. We are unable to accept Credit Card payment at this time.

To Register, fill out the registration form and return to Division Chief Jay Wood via fax (541-296-8656), email jwood@mcfr.org or mail: 1400 W. 8th Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058.


Board Meeting Agenda – Monday, September 15, 2014

Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue will be holding its regularly scheduled Board of Directors Meeting Monday, September 15, 2014.

The meeting will take place at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue, Station 1, at 1400 W. 8th Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058

The public is invited to attend.

The agenda will be available at the meeting or can be found HERE. Requires PDF viewer.

Rowena Fire Update

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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 jwood@mcfr.org

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Burn Information

  • As of October 16, 2014, burning within the boundaries of Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue is allowed from sunrise to dusk in areas OUTSIDE of the city limits of The Dalles.
  • NO BURNING is allowed within the city limits of The Dalles at this time (until spring). Open Burning will resume within the city limits on April 1, 2015. As always, incinerator/burn barrels are PROHIBITED within city limits.
  • Burn Permits 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.