Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire Protection District

Our Mission Statement:
"To be a point of pride for the communites we serve."

Community and Staff Photo Submissions

We are now accepting photo submissions from our community members! If you have a photo that you've taken of our community or surrounding area that you'd like to see featured on our website, please email it to our district email address, found on the "Contact Us" tab at the top of the page. 

Coloring Station Submissions, July 6th

On the day of the Fireworks Over the Lake, our district hosted a coloring station for kids! All of the submissions will become part of our "Point of Pride" banner that will be proudly displayed at our fire station for years to come! The banner will be revealed at our kid's BBQ event on August 31st in Idanha.

We even got a couple submissions from kids at heart!

It's not too late! If you have or know of any kids who would like to submit an original drawing of something firefighting-related to add to our banner, you may submit them to our district email address before July 31st.   

Detroit Fishing Derby, May 17th - 19th

Community Point of Pride

On December 12th, 2018, the unthinkable happended for Yolanda Hopkins and her family. They were driving along the ice-covered Highway 22 when their truck lost traction and landed upside-down in the freezing Santiam River. Their truck was totaled, but thankfully the family was able to walk away with only minor scrapes and bruises. They also lost nearly all of their possessions that they had been traveling with, including several cell phones, laptops, and wallets. Badly shaken, soaking wet and freezing, they were taken to the Idanha fire station for warmth and to await the tow truck and a ride home. While they were waiting, one of our firefighters contacted Mt High Grocery in Detroit to check on the availability of dry clothing for the family. 

Not only did Mt. High Grocery have clothing available for them, but Dean O'Donnell, who owns the store, decided to donate brand-new sweatpants, sweatshirts, t-shirts, socks, shoes, and even some coffee and hot cocoa to the family.
The Ford F-150 that had lost its traction before rolling down a steep embankment and landing in the Santiam River.
Yolanda and her family pose for a photo to show off their new "Detroit Lake" apparel.

The family's youngest two children had been riding with a family friend in his vehicle, which had been following behind Yolanda and the others. They witnessed the truck lose control and then roll over the embankment and out of sight. "It was like slow motion. My heart just stopped," the friend recalls of the incident. 

Idanha-Detroit RFPD would like to sincerely thank Mr. O'Donnell and the rest of the staff at Mt. High
Grocery for their generous donation. Your sense of care and willingness to help others in need goes above and beyond expectaions. Thank you!