Corbett Fire District receives support from the community for Covid-19

The Corbett Fire District is receiving strong support from the community during the Covid-19 crisis. Citizens in the community are donating personal protective equipment to the department for use on medical calls. Fire Chief, Dave Flood, indicates that the department now has enough protective equipment that the department is donating extra supplies to the Multnomah County Emergency Management Agency. Kudos to Craig Smith, a retired Portland firefighter, who lives in the Springdale area. He used his 3D printer to make plastic face shields for the Corbett Fire first responders to use on medical calls.

          A special thanks to Larry Traxler, Captain at the Aims Station, who had the idea of putting up American flags along the Scenic Highway. According to Fire Chief, Dave Flood, the flags will remain up until the end of the quarantine for Covid-19.

          One positive aspect of the quarantine is that the volume for emergency calls has dropped. This is a result of the closure of trails in the Gorge area and people are driving less.

          The Corbett Fire Board will still meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 PM. During the quarantine the meeting will be by telephone conference, however community members can still participate. Interested individuals can contact the Corbett Fire District office (503-695-2272) and leave a message. Finally, graduating Corbett Seniors are reminded that the deadline for the Ferd Riehl Scholarship is May 15, 2020. Information can be obtained by contacting Duane Redfield (dredhomes@cascadeaccess.com)

Contact: Fire Chief, Dave Flood 503-803-5244