48-Hour Refresher

Mid-Columbia is hosting a 48-Hour Refresher and this will be open to outside Paramedics. There is a fee of $350 to attend. To register, click the EVENTS tab at the top of the page and follow the link

MCFR Events

Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

Agenda for November 21, 2016. Meet will take place at Station 1, 1400 W. 8th Street and will start at 5:30 PM.



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Bond Measure – Corrected Summary Notice

There was an error on the Ballot Measure Summary that was included in the ballots that were recently mailed. Attached is a letter with the corrected information. Any questions regarding this error should be directed to the Wasco County Clerks Office.

Mid-Columbia Tax Measure Statement Correction

Text of the letter:

Dear Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue District Voter,
This letter is to inform you that the Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue District General Obligation Bond measure had text that was inadvertently omitted on the flyer titled “Full Text of Ballot Titles”
This flyer was inserted with your ballot. The omission occurred in the paragraph stating the estimated cost to taxpayers. The corrected text for the measure is printed below.
I apologize for the omission and any confusion it may have caused.
Lisa Gambee, Wasco County Clerk
Measure 33-88
Shall the District issue general obligation bonds not to exceed $3,850,000? If the
bonds are approved, they will be payable from taxes on property or property ownership that
are not subject to the limits of sections 11 and 11b, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution.
If approved, this measure would provide funds for capital costs including:
-The purchase of firefighting equipment and apparatus;
-The purchase of Emergency Medical Service equipment and ambulances;
-Upgrade existing fire apparatus and equipment;
-Purchase firefighting equipment and medical equipment; and
-Make additions to, furnish, equip, and renovate existing public safety facilities and pay
bond issuance costs.
The Bonds would mature not later than sixteen (16) years from the date of issuance. The measure is estimated to cost taxpayers an average of $0.21 per thousand of assessed value each year. For the owner of a home or property owner, the estimated annual average cost would be $21.00 per $100,000 of taxable assessed value. The estimated tax cost for this measure is an ESTIMATE ONLY, based on the best information available from the county assessor at the time of the estimate.

Burning Resumes INSIDE city limits

With a valid burn permit, residents within the city limits of The Dalles are now allowed to burn small piles of yard debris. To be valid must have been purchased on or after October 6, 2016. City residents may NOT burn in a barrel or other type of incinerator by city ordinance. For questions regarding the city burning ordinance, please contact City of The Dalles at (541) 296-5481.

City residents may burn in small piles all daylight hours until December 1, 2016 at which time burning is not authorized until the spring (April 1-May 14). If you purchase a burn permit for the fall season, it will still be good for the spring season, so please place your permit in a location where it can be found again. Permits will not be reissued if misplaced.

Permits are available by clicking Burn Permits above or by stopping by the fire station at 1400 W. 8th Street, The Dalles, Oregon 97058 (PayPal or Credit Card). Permits cost $5.00. If purchasing at the fire station, be advised that we only accept cash or checks (credit cards are not accepted at the fire station).

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Burn Information

  • Burning is allowed all daylight hours until December 1, 2016.
  • After December 1, 2016, burning will be restricted to areas outside the city limits of The Dalles.
  • Permits are required to burn.
  • Burn barrels are no longer allowed inside the city limits.