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The new station will allow Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue to more easily respond to emergency medical calls 

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - TVF&R Capt. Dan Mitchael, stands where the paramedic truck is housed at station 54 at Charbonneau fire station at the Northwest Spine and Laser Surgery building in Charbonneau.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue recently opened a new fire station in the Charbonneau neighborhood.

Station 54 is the only department facility in the planned community, and its addition means firefighters don't have to travel I-5 to respond to emergencies there.

The district couldn't come to an agreement to purchase land in the area, so it decided to obtain a lease from Willamette Professional Building Owners to occupy a portion of the Northwest Spine and Laser Surgery building on Miley Road next to Charbonneau.

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - TVF&R firefighter paramedic Amy Boyle and Capt. Dan Mitchael (not pictured) leaves on a medical call at station 54 in Charbonneau.

The new 2,600-square-foot station has a paramedic vehicle, sleeping quarters for all genders, a supply room, kitchen and exercise room.

Two employees who operate out of the station respond to medical calls, which make up a large percentage of requests in the neighborhood. The station doesn't have a firetruck, but the employees can also respond to fires.

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - TVF&R Capt. Dan Mitchael stocks medical supplies in a paramedic truck housed at station 54 in Charbonneau.

The department has previously said the new facility will provide faster response times to medical emergencies and allow it to more easily assist Charbonneau in case of a natural disaster.

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - TVF&R Capt. Dan Mitchael, shows where firefighters stay overnight which includes a bedroom and a bathroom at station 54 inside the Northwest Spine and Laser Surgery building in Charbonneau.

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - TVF&R firefighters paramedic Amy Boyle and Capt. Dan Mitchael leave for a medical call from station 54 in Charbonneau.

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - TVF&R Capt. Dan Mitchael shows the equipment that the paramedic truck carries at station 54 at the Charbonneau fire station.

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - This is the exercise room at TVF&R station 54 located inside Northwest Spine and Laser Surgery building in Charbonneau.


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