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Census 2020

Please be aware of door-to-door activity that the U.S. Census Bureau will conduct between now and October to verify some residential addresses throughout Oregon. This process, called In Field Address Canvassing (IFAC), is the first wave of publicly visible activity associated with the 2020 Census effort. The rest of the process will unfold in the early part of 2020.

The Lister will first knock on the door, identify themselves and ask a few questions about the residence, or what is referred to as a Housing Unit.  The Lister will display a Department of Commerce/US Census Bureau identification and carry a U.S. Census briefcase.

Posted on August 20, 2019

Talk to Your Kids About Fire and Life Safety

It’s that time again — when Durham students head back to class. And for many students, this may be the school year where they will be trusted to be home alone after school.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue encourages parents and caregivers to review fire and life safety tips with them.

Talk to your kids about how and when to call 911 for police, fire, or medical assistance in the event of an emergency. Children should know their address, phone number, and your contact information so that they can provide the information to an emergency dispatcher.

It’s also a good idea to have phone numbers for family and neighbors posted on the refrigerator, near the phone, or on a designated bulletin board in the event kids need assistance but it’s not an emergency.

This is also a good time to set house rules on using the stove, oven, or microwave. Cooking is one of the leading causes of home fires. Most of the fires start on the stovetop due to food or oil being left unattended while being heated or items placed too close to the burners.

The following tips may help your child avoid a fire:

  • Allow cooking privileges based on age and maturity. Consider allowing younger children to only use a microwave or oven to heat food (versus the stovetop). However, use caution when heating food due to the potential for burn injuries.
  • If allowed to use the stovetop, never leave food (especially oil) unattended even for a moment! Pre-teens and teenagers enjoy many activities that can cause them to be distracted and/or forget they’re cooking. Remind them to stay by the stovetop when cooking. If they need to leave the room, turn off the burner.
  • Keep things that can burn or catch on fire such as potholders, dish towels, and food boxes away from the stovetop.
  • Water and oil do not mix! Never throw water on a grease fire or try to move the flaming pan. Either action can cause the fire to spread or cause burns to a body.
  • If a fire occurs, leave the home and call 911 from a cellphone or a neighbor’s home.

Other safety tips to share include:

  • Never use matches, lighters, or candles. Keep these items away from children and remind them that they are not to be touched by anyone other than an adult.
  • Know two escape routes from every room in the house. One of those could be a window. Create and practice a home fire escape plan.
  • Do not place items that can burn such as clothes, blankets, or scarves over a lamp or near a heater.
  • Do not play with or overload electrical cords, and do not insert anything other than a plug into an electrical socket.
  • Never mix cleaning products together. Each product has a job to do, but together could cause harm, off-gassing, or an explosion.
  • Know where first-aid supplies are located. Consider signing up older children for a first-aid, home alone, babysitting, and/or CPR class.

For additional fire and life safety information, visit www.tvfr.com.

Posted on August 14, 2019

MDA Muscle Walk

September 15, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Participants come from Cook Park and walk around the off-leash area.

Posted on August 9, 2019

Dragonslayer Walk to End Sarcoma

September 7, 2019

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Participants will walk from Cook Park and around the north loop trail in Durham Park.

Posted on July 25, 2019

Turkeython 5K and 10K

November 28, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Participants run through Tualatin Park, Cook Park and around the north loop trail in Durham Park.

Posted on July 3, 2019

Crawfish Crawl 10K and 5K

August 3, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Participants will run in Tualatin Park and along the north loop trail in Durham Park.

Posted on July 3, 2019

Hero Up Run

August 31, 2019

7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Participants run through Cook Park, around the dog off-leash area, and around the north loop trail.

Posted on June 11, 2019

LDS Women’s 5K Fun Run

September 21, 2019

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Participants will run in Cook Park and along the north loop trail in Durham Park.

Posted on June 4, 2019

Cook Park Marathon

July 5, 2019

7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Runners make multiple loops in Cook Park and along the north loop trail in Durham Park.

Posted on June 4, 2019

Super Hero 5K

June 29, 2019

8:00 am – 10:00 am

Participants will cross over the Kia Kuts bridge and run on the north loop trail to raise money for Candlelighters for Children with Cancer.

Posted on May 14, 2019

Twilight Run

June 22, 2019

9:00 am – noon

Participants will cross over the Kia Kuts bridge and run on the north loop trail.

Posted on May 14, 2019