Instructors from fire departments in Gaston, Banks, Forest Grove and Cornelius spent a chilly Sunday helping recruits from throughout western Washington County learn the ropes of firefighting.
Firefighter recruits from departments in Forest Grove, Banks, Fire District 2 and Gaston are participating in a two-month training academy in Gaston.
The academy is sponsored by the Western Washington County Training Association. The lead instructor is Gaston Fire District Lt. Clay Davis.
Watch the grace and beauty of donkey basketball as the volunteers of Gaston Fire take on the Gaston High School alumni and staff.
Gaston Fire assisted the Yamhill Fire District at a recent house fire, along with several other departments.
Gaston Fire has added a new pumper to its fleet.
The snow is gone … at least for now ... but it left many driveways badly damaged. Throw in a lot of rain and wind, and things can get really nasty really fast.
Just because your car or pickup can still make it up and down your slick, rutted driveway with its crumbling ditches, Gaston Fire’s large engines might not. That could slow our response to an emergency at your house, or even make access impossible.
Forest Grove Fire and Rescue and Gaston Fire battle a small grass fire.
Firefighting starts with fire prevention.