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Tragic Fire

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The Pendleton Fire & Ambulance Service responded to an explosion at 34 SE Dorion Ave. (the Old City Hall) on Tuesday. Fire personnel were on scene within minutes, and found the building engulfed in flames.   There were 3 individuals injured on scene and immediately transported to the Hospital. Multiple agencies assisted in the incident that included CTUIR Fire Department, Hermiston Fire and Emergency Services, Athena Fire, Pilot Rock Fire, Pendleton Police, Pendleton Public Works, Pendleton Building Department, Oregon State Police, and the Oregon Fire Marshal Office.

Confined Space Rescue Training

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The Pendleton Fire Department recently hosted a four-day Confined Space Rescue Training class. Rescue Northwest, Inc., a rescue training company from Spokane, Washington, was contracted to provide the training. Four city employees from Public Works trained alongside three city Firefighter/Paramedics.

Pendleton Fire to conduct 'Burn to Learn' Jan. 29-31

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The Pendleton Fire Department, in coordination with neighboring jurisdictions, will conduct a "Burn to Learn" event at three condemned properties near the Pendleton airport Jan. 29-31. These structures were scheduled for demolition by the City as par tof the airport renewal efforts.

Matt Benedict sworn in as new Asst. Fire Chief/Fire Marshal

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Matt Benedict was recently sworn in as the Fire Department's new Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal. After a competitive recruitment and selection process, Benedict was determined to be the best candidate for the job. He has worked for the City of Pendleton for just over 20 years, working his way through the ranks, starting as a Firefighter-EMT, then being promoted to Lieutenant, Captain, and now Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal. Congratulations!

Fire and Emergency Medical Services Study

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Pendleton Fire and Ambulance (PFA). The City of Pendleton is seeking the services of a fire and emergency medical services consultant to produce a study that would examine ways to save money or increase revenue. Several ideas have been considered by the City Council as being potentially viable: privatization of the ambulance, creation of a fire district, consolidation with other agencies, operational changes, and/or increasing fees. Attached you will find a Request for Proposal, to which we invite your response. We encourage you to forward this correspondence on to peers who may be interested in responding as well. This cover letter is a part of the request for proposal.

Reward Offer Increased

There is a $1,500 reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person or persons responsible for the fire at Pioneer Park on NW 4th and Despain.

Contact the Pendleton Fire Department at 541.276.1442 or the Pendleton Police Department at 541.966.3650.

Tall Grass and Weeds

Tall grass and weeds are a violation of city ordinance. To report tall grass and weeds, please send an e-mail to the Fire Marshal at or call 541-276-1442. Please include the address of the tall grass and weeds and your name and contact information for follow-up questions.