Open Burning Season Closing JUNE 1

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Due to the seasonal weather patterns in the area, the open burning season for the City of Pendleton, Rieth Water District, Lower McKay, McKay Dam, and Riverside Fire Districts will be closed at dusk on Friday June 1, 2018.  Open burning will reopen October 1st weather permitting. 

Burn barrels within the fire districts are not included in the closure; however, they may only be used on “Green Days.”  Burn barrels are not allowed within the Pendleton city limits any time of the year by City Ordinance. 

Fire Station Groundbreaking

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On Thursday, May 17, 2018, City dignitaries, contractors, Fire Department employees and citizens gathered for a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the new fire station #1.

Spring Burning

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As weather permits for spring burning, a reminder to residents, only burn yard debris such as leaves, sticks, branches.  Do not toss household items or pieces of construction into your pile. 
Also, remember to rake or pile your debris far enough away from structures for safe burning and the prevention of accidents.

To confirm it is a burn day please phone 541-966-0327

Community Meeting Update On The New Fire Station

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The city of Pendleton will be hosting a community meeting on February 6 at 5:30 pm at City Hall (community room) to update the public on the status of the new fire station and the expenditure of bond funds to date. All are welcome!

Taxpayers Receive Unexpected Benefit from Fire Bond Sale

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The City of Pendleton received higher than expected revenue from the sale of municipal bonds during the sale today. 

Lieutenant Daryl Sams

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Congratulations to Daryl Sams on the promotion to Lieutenant of the Pendleton Fire Department. Tuesday night Mayor Turner read the oath of office to Lieutenant Sams and his wife Ashley pinned the Lieutenant's badge.  

The City of Pendleton is proud to have Lieutenant Sams serving our community. 


Seeking a Local Resident

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The city of Pendleton is seeking a local resident who would like to serve on the new fire station design committee. The committee, which will be made up of firefighters and city officials, will be working with the architects to modify the preliminary design of the fire station to design the actual layout of the new voter-approved station. It is anticipated that the committee will begin its work in August and the work will last several months.

Pendleton Fire will conduct a wildland training burn next to Walmart

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The Pendleton Fire Department will be conducting a wildland training burn on Tuesday, June 6th from approximately 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the vacant field just west of Walmart.

This area of the city has a history of grass fires, especially during the Fourth of July fireworks celebration.   The Pendleton Fire Department in cooperation with the property owner is taking this proactive approach to not only mitigate the fire hazard but to provide valuable training experience to its personnel. 

Fire Station Bond Measure Ballot Title

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Notice is hereby given that a ballot title for a measure referred by the City of Pendleton has been filed with the City Elections Officer on September 7, 2016.  The ballot title caption is CITY OF PENDLETON GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND AUTHORIZATION.  A copy of the ballot title is available from the City’s Elections Officer and is also available here. An elector may file a petition for review of this ballot title in the Umatilla County Circuit Court no later than 5:00 p.m., September 16, 2016 under ORS 250.296.

Pendleton Fire to conduct another wildland training burn on South hill

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The Pendleton Fire Department in partnership with the Oregon Department of Forestry, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and mutual aid fire departments will be conducting a four acre wildland training burn on Tuesday, August 2nd from 9:00 am to noon on the South hill: the 1100 block between SW Isaac and SW Hailey.  This is immediately adjacent to the three acre successful training burn that occurred on July 21st.