2017 was a year of change for the Corbett Fire District. The year brought the historic Eagle Creek Fire to the community, a new fire engine (replacing a rig that had been in service for thirty-three years) to the Springdale community, and a new name for the organization.
Previously, the term “Multnomah County Rural Fire Protection District # 14” was used to describe the fire department that serves the communities of Aims, Bridal Veil, Corbett, and Springdale. The old description is used by the county to describe taxing districts and it will still remain in place for business purposes, however the new name designates for the public the principal area that the fire department serves. Other local government agencies in the area, such as the Corbett School District and the Corbett Water District, have adopted a similar nomenclature.
The Corbett Fire District will still provide fire protection, emergency medical service, and technical rescue services to the same geographical areas that it did before the change.
This approximate 40 square mile area is bordered on the west by the Sandy River, to the north by the Columbia River, to the east by the community of Bridal Veil, and the Clackamas County line is the southern boundary. The Corbett Fire District has three stations located in the communities of Aims, Corbett (main station), and Springdale. It is staffed with thirty-six volunteer firefighters and a part time Chief. In 2017 the Corbett Fire District responded to 534 calls for fires and medical assistance to a population of approximately 4,000 people. However, on a warm summer day the population increases significantly as people recreate in the Columbia River Scenic Gorge area.The only indicators to the public will be the lettering on the sides of the apparatus.
Springdale Station 61
31727 East Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale, Oregon 97060
Corbett Station 62
36930 East Historic Columbia River Hwy, Corbett, Oregon 97019
Aims Station 63
40755 Southeast Gordon Creek Road, Corbett, Oregon 97019