Please see recent advice from the Oregon State Fire Marshal concerning home heating safety tips.
Each year, there are thousands of home heating fires in Oregon, many from woodstoves, electric heaters, and extension cords. All of these fires are preventable, whether through improved maintenance such as annual chimney cleaning and inspection, or by avoiding hazards such as improper use of extension cords.
Dick Gove was a giant in the development of Mosier Fire. He was a political leader in the formation of the Mosier Rural Fire Protection District in the late 1950′s and early 1960′s. He was a strategic leader in securing better equipment and department organization. And he was a mentor and role model for his dedication and service. “Mister Fire” will be remembered and revered for a long time in this department.
Many thanks to those who donated to Mosier Fire in Dick’s memory. We are beginning the process of planning a fitting memorial, in consultation with Marjorie. We hope to dedicate the memorial in time for the annual Smorgasbord on Sunday, May 1, 2011.
Here is a link to Dick’s obituary in the Hood River News
Official final results:
Measure 33-67 (Dissolution of existing Mosier Rural Fire Protection District): 152 YES, 91 NO
Measure 33-68 (Formation of Mosier Fire District): 209 YES, 142 NO
Board of Directors:
Ken Hudson, Darin Molesworth, Lee Roy Herman, James Matthisen, Glenn Bartholomew
Many, many thanks to all who helped us make this historic change. The new fire district officially begin on July 1, 2010. We encourage and look forward to broad participation. Board meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7PM (1900 hrs), in the City Fire Office, 208 Washington Street.
A few pictures from the annual salmon feed – April 2010