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Fireworks - Keep it Legal, Keep it Safe

In Oregon, retail fireworks can be sold between June 23 and July 6. Even with all the recent rain, fireworks can be dangerous.

Here are a few important safety tips:

  • BE PREPARED before lighting fireworks: Keep water available by using a garden hose or bucket.
  • BE SAFE when lighting fireworks: Keep children and pets away from fireworks.
  • BE RESPONSIBLE after lighting fireworks: Never re-light a dud. Wait 15 to 20 minutes then soak it in a bucket of water before disposal.
  • BE AWARE: Use only legal fireworks and use them only in legal places (not in City or State Parks).
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Wildfire Risk Prevention

While northwest Oregon and the Willamette Valley are having a wet spring, the remainder of the state is experiencing drought conditions. Conditions can change quickly, as we saw with the record-breaking heat and drought conditions in 2021. Remember, you can prepare for wildfire season.year round.

If you live next to nature, here are a few tips to help prevent fires from starting near or spreading to your home...

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Fire Alarm Signal Verification

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) and, effective Feb. 1, 2021, Clackamas Fire District 1 (CFD#1) and Lake Oswego Fire Department (LOFD) require supervising stations to attempt to verify fire alarm signals at the protected premises prior to retransmitting to the 9-1-1 center.

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Clackamas County Public Alerts

Public Alerts - Emergency Notification

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Basic Fire Escape Planning

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds.

 

 

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Increase Your Family's Safety With a Working Smoke Alarm

Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries.  
 

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