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From the Fire Chief’s Desk

Jordan Pollack Welcome to our website - and thank you for your interest and support of our fire company. The BFD's origins go back to the early 1980s when the hot springs community began training and equipping themselves for local structure and wildland fires. Far removed from other firefighting agencies, community members learned to extinguish fires with limited resources. Due to the history of numerous structure fires in both the hot springs and summer homes communities, in 2002 I was brought in as a training consultant to begin more advanced fire training. Within two years we had formed what is now the Breitenbush Fire Department or BFD, maintaining three emergency vehicles for the area, and 10-20 volunteers. Today our team trains in multiple disciplines for first response - structural and wildland firefighting, search and rescue, and more. As of Winter 2011 our vehicles should be in a heated firehouse for the first time ever. Thanks to the incredible efforts of many, both volunteer and paid - a labor of love has manifested our primary firehouse - built 100% from donated funds! A brass firepole and two gorgeous bronze painted radiators all from firehouses in Portland will soon be in place. At the building's entrance a walkway will be constructed with bricks engraved with the names of hundreds who've helped build our firehouse. Once again, thank you one and all for the ongoing support of our fire company - without you it wouldn't be possible. Please call upon us with any fire safety concerns or questions, we're here to help.

Jordan Pollack, Fire Chief

For general information/questions about the BFD please contact:

Jordan Pollack, Fire Chief

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Jon Muellner

Breitenbush Fire Department
PO Box 553
Detroit, OR 97342

Breitenbush Hot Springs