Firefighter and Felida resident Chris Pfeifer was elected as the third member of the Fire Commissioners Board in 2019. Chris is a Lieutenant/EMT at Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, and he is a former Part-time Firefighter at Clark County Fire and Rescue. Chris is a graduate of Hudson’s Bay High School, has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Protection Technology from Portland Community College, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Service Administration from Eastern Oregon University. He also volunteers at Messiah Lutheran Preschool, Felida Elementary School, and Eagle Scout/Boy Scout Troupe 320. Commissioner-elect Pfeifer is married and has two girls. We’re glad to have Chris on-board and look forward to his experience and guidance as we plot our future course!
Commissioner Bloemke was an active volunteer firefighter and Captain with the District for over 36 years. In addition to in-house training, he completed numerous courses in officer development, the Incident Command System, hazardous materials incident operations and others through the State Command and Fire Schools.
He served in the Facilities Maintenance Division at the District from 2001-2007. In 2005, he received the Chief’s Award for Professionalism and Service and an Appreciation Award from the Firefighter’s union.
We want to thank Dean for his years of service to Clark County Fire District 6, and we wish him well in the future.
Halloween can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a hazardous night. According to the National Safety Council, October ranked second in motor vehicle deaths by month. So have fun, but be safe. Here are some tips to ensure your kids safety this Halloween.
To help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, the American Academy of Pediatrics has compiled a list of Halloween safety tips. Before Halloween arrives, be sure to choose a costume that won’t cause safety hazards.
- All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant
- Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision
- If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks
- When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first
- Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation
When They’re on the Prowl
- A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds
- If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you
- Agree on a specific time children should return home
- Teach your children never to enter a stranger’s home or car
- Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends
- Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home
- Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street
Safety Tips for Motorists
NSC offers these additional safety tips for parents – and anyone who plans to be on the road during trick-or-treat hours:
- Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully
- At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing
- Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween