Community Outreach

Map Your Neighborhood CERT Citizen Ride-Along Station Tours
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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Estacada Rural Fire District participates in CERT training in collaboration with Sandy Fire District, Colton Fire District and other local responders agencies.

Citizen Ride-Along
Administrative Guide for Ride-Along Program

The following are guidelines to follow regarding ride-along requests:

  1. The rider must be at least 18 years of age, or at least 16 and in a formal school program which requires the experience.
  2. Observations may be conducted only between the hours of 0700-2000 hrs, Monday through Saturday.
  3. Individuals may only ride or observe once in a three month period.
  4. If the rider is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign a release form. If over the age of 18, the observer will sign a release. These are to be obtained from the administration building during normal business hours and must be filled out 7 working days prior to the requested ride-along date.
  5. Attire will be dark colored jeans or slacks, a light colored shirt (no T-shirts), and appropriate footwear. All attire shall be neat and clean.
  6. Observers riding through meal periods shall bring their own meals.
  7. Observers must be afforded all necessary safety precautions while riding and while at the station. Every effort will be made to provide the observer the opportunity to observe the performance of firefighters, while still respecting victim privacy and scene safety. Observers will be briefed on the issue of medical confidentiality by the company officer and will be expected to respect the privacy of all parties and their families.
  8. Dormitories are strictly off limits for observers.
  9. If, in the officer’s judgment, the observer does not comply with any of these provisions or is causing undue disruption, the observation will be terminated and the duty officer immediately notified. A report stating the reasons for such termination will be forwarded through proper channels to the Operations Officer.
  10. Observers are to be reminded that in the eyes of the public, they are with and therefore a part of the Estacada Rural Fire District, and are to conduct themselves at all times in a manner that will not bring discredit upon the District.

Please fill-out a Ride-Along Program Request Form and submit to the Estacada Rural Fire District for approval.

Station Tours
Station tours are an integral part of our public education program. Estacada Rural Fire District takes our responsibility to provide citizens with information on our community’s fire problem, and information on how citizens can prevent injury and loss from fire. We are happy to be able to provide visiting groups with the opportunity to learn important fire safety messages, the roles and responsibilities of district staff and to showcase our facilities, tools and equipment.

To schedule a fire station tour contact us at: 503-630-7712