Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue to consider new fees
The Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue District will consider a new fee schedule for both outdoor burning and ambulance calls, at the next meeting of the district's board of directors Friday, Dec. 8.
At the meeting, to be held at 2 p.m., at the Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue District's fire station at 11700 SW Graham Road, the board will decide whether or not to adopt the Oregon Fire Code's base fees schedule. The Jefferson County Fire Department adopted the fee schedule in November 2016.
Under the schedule, Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue would charge $25 per address for an annual residential burn permit, $50 for a commercial burn permit, $25 for a bon fire, and $25 for a burning barrel with a screen, among other charges.
The district would charge for standby, vehicle accidents, out-of-control fires, and false or nuisance alarms.
The ambulance fee schedule has an all-inclusive base rate of $1,055; a basic life support base rate of $1,000; an $18 per mile fee for transport from point of pickup to a patient's destination; a service fee of $305 for aid calls; $100 per hour (with a minimum charge of $200) for prearranged standby; extra waiting time at $25 per half-hour; and nonemergency convalescent transport at $500.