Mt Tabor Neighborhood Emergency FIRE and ARSON MEETING, Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, 6 p.m.
Please share this meeting info with your neighbors and Mt Tabor social media groups.
This meeting will be recorded and a link to the recording will be posted here on the MTNA blog and on Mt Tabor neighborhood social media.
"EMERGENCY PUBLIC MEETING for the neighborhood via zoom Friday night, 9/9/22, at 6 pm with the lead Fire Investigator from the Portland Fire Department and a Parks rep. Join this meeting if you want to learn more, but please walk the park no matter if you join the meeting or not ...."
A fire in the park, a fire anywhere, can spread far and wide to surrounding neighborhoods.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. (See below for detailed info about “Why an Emergency Fire and Arson Meeting.”)
When: Sep 9, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
For more info on “Mt Tabor Neighborhood News, Social Media, and Email Groups,” here’s an MTNA blog post (the Featured one) that explains all (or most):
From the Mt Tabor email listservs (9/8/22): WHY an EMERGENCY Fire and Arson Meeting
“In the last two weeks more than 33 fires have been set by arsonists in Mt. Tabor Park. You can see the scorched earth along SE Yamhill above 60th, and on SE Lincoln as it bends past the dog park (to name two visible spots).
Neighbors immediately adjacent to the park have recently been walking the park at night with shovels — all night — so they can bury fires and call 911 (and they’ve caught multiple fires this way). Additionally, they are finding multiple pyres constructed with heaps of dry debris, that if lit would be a disaster in the making. The fire watch needs to be a community wide effort, given the burden. And this weekend winds will be higher than they have been so there is a real risk fires (if started) will spread quickly.
Volunteers should do this:
Walk the park (a shovel is handy to bury fires);
DO NOT CONFRONT anyone, just be a positive presence in the park;
Bury anything smoldering or on fire and CALL 911 immediately (even if you think you put the fire out, they can relight without professional care);
Your presence is helpful all hours of the night;
Be respectful of everyone you meet in the Park;
Cold fires can be reported at 503-823-FIRE (not 911)
This is a grassroots effort, without volunteer coordination. We at MTNA have recently learned about this issue from neighbors and Park staff, and are spreading the word so that more neighbors can mobilize. Please be respectful of everyone's efforts and help where you can.
EMERGENCY PUBLIC MEETING for the neighborhood via zoom Friday night at 6 pm with the lead Fire Investigator from the Portland Fire Department and a Parks rep. Join this meeting if you want to learn more, but please walk the park no matter if you join the meeting or not."
Register in advance for this meeting at this link and follow instructions:
You can also sign up for the following:
Portland Police Flash Alert:
Portland Fire and Rescue Flash Alert:
This blog post was published on Friday, September 9, 2022, by Laura, in Portland, Oregon.