Fire Service

City of Gresham Emergency Services Fire logoGresham Fire and Emergency Services provides life safety services to city residents and contract districts for residents living in the cities of Fairview, Troutdale, Wood Village and areas of unincorporated Multnomah County.

Backyard Burning

East Multnomah County Burn Line

  • Call (503) 618-3083
  • Always call the burn line before burning
  • Gresham Fire and the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) govern all outdoor burning
  • There are 10 allowable backyard burn days in the spring and 10 in the fall, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, if DEQ deems burning is allowed for those days
  • Violation of burning and air quality regulations may be subject to citation or fines from the Gresham Fire and DEQ
  • Property owners may be held liable for firefighting costs or damage to neighboring property or structures because of unsafe burning practices
  • To report illegal or unsafe burning, call (503) 823-3333

Backyard Burning Alternatives

  • Backyard burning is only recommended for those without the ability to dispose of yard debris in another way
  • While backyard burning is allowed on certain days, it negatively impacts air quality and can be harmful to sensitive populations, including children, the elderly and people with asthma
  • The City’s yard debris collection program offers weekly pickup of leaves and branches four inches or less in diameter
Current Burn Status

Safety Tips

  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas.
  • Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.
  • Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.
  • If a fire occurs in your home, get out, stay out and call for help. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.

Fire Safety for Kids

On, kids can explore and learn about fire safety in a safe, interactive environment:

  • Watch fire safety videos
  • Play fun games
  • Explore activities
  • And more!

Medical Emergency Refrigerator Card

Every second counts when you need help. Providing easy access to your medical information can make all the difference. But how can you provide medical information if you are unconscious or can’t communicate?

Download the Medical Emergency Refrigerator Card (PDF).

Provides responders with valuable information concerning your health and past medical history.

The form should:

  • Be shared with your health care provider so the information is accurate
  • Updated when starting or stopping medication
  • Updated if there are changes in your health status

Smoke & Carbon Dioxide Alarm Program

If you own your home and are low-income or elderly, and don’t have a smoke alarm, need replacement batteries, or don’t have a carbon monoxide alarm, call (503) 618-2355.

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