Newly Staffed Station saves family’s home

Thanks to our area voters Umatilla County Fire District #1 was recently able to staff our station 22. This station is located at the intersection of Diagonal Rd and Pumpkin Center Rd. On 4/3/17 at 7:17pm UCFD#1 received a report of a structure fire in the area of N. Ott Rd. Interface Engine 22 from Station 22 arrived within 2 minutes to the location to find a 12’ x 12’ shed fully engulfed in flames approximately 5’ from the family’s home.  It took Engine 21 from the downtown Hermiston Station just over 7 minutes to get to the same location. The time difference of 5 minutes without a doubt saved the family’s home from also catching fire.