Clackamas Firefighters Repair Dilapidated Ramp for Community Member

A Clackamas County resident with mobility issues is thanking local firefighters and a roofing company for an unexpected makeover on the ramp outside of her house.

On Wednesday, February 8, the Clackamas Fire District responded to a call to assist a woman who fell while trying to leave her home. The woman was not injured, but the crew at the scene noticed that the ramp outside of her house had fallen into disrepair.

The resident and her sister, both of whom have mobility issues and asked that they not be identified, said the ramp was also dangerous when wet, and they would have to wait until it was “bone-dry” to leave their home.

According to Clackamas Fire, Lieutenant Dale Cook recognized that the women had limited means to fix the ramp and asked his captain if there was anything their crew could do to help.

The fire district said Captain Cullen Blake then reached out to Bliss Roofing, a family-owned roofing company in Clackamas, to ask if they could donate the materials needed to resurface and repair the ramp.

A week and a half after responding to the call from the Clackamas County woman, Clack Fire returned to her home to restabilize, clean and resurface the ramp using materials donated by Bliss Roofing.

Clackamas firefighters say the resident was emotional following the ramp makeover.

“I can’t believe it,” the woman told the fire district. “I really appreciate all the firemen that came back and helped me with my ramp.”

The fire district said Blake thanked Bliss Roofing for providing materials and the Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation for their financial contributions to the project.

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