Hoodland Fire District #74 is 35 miles east of Portland, Oregon along historic Highway 26, in East Clackamas County. The Fire District was established as a special district by Clackamas County Commissioners in September 19th, 1966, Hoodland Fire District provides quality fire, rescue and advanced life support emergency medical services in a 45 square mile district between Sandy and Mt Hood.
Our permanent tax rate is $2.6385 per assessed 1000 value.
The Fire District is overseen by a Board of Directors that consists of five publicly elected residents or property owners. Our Board Members serve four-year, staggered terms. The Board establishes fire district policy through the passage of resolutions and ordinances. The Board also adopts the fire district budget and approves appropriations and levies taxes.
Lead by Chief John Ingrao, the Fire District is staffed by a combination of 10 career and 30 volunteer personnel. We proudly protect the rural communities of Marmot, Cherryville, Brightwood, Wemme, Welches, Zig Zag, Rhododendron and Government Camp from our 3 fire stations. Last year, we responded to just under 1000 emergency calls for assistance from our 6000 full time and up to 15,000 seasonal residents.
HFD is the first responder for structural/wildland/vehicle fires, vehicle accidents, hazardous materials and medical emergencies in its service area. The Fire District does not currently transport patients to the hospital. Ground ambulance services are provided by American Medical Response. Air Ambulance Services are provided by Life Flight Network.
Our motto: Duty - Honor - Community