City Commodity Flow Studies
Monitor Fire District is an all volunteer department, located in Marion and Clackamas Counties, about 23 miles northeast of Salem, Oregon.
The area of analysis for this commodity flow study was the Monitor Fire District. The District is 35 square miles. The community of Monitor, located in the center of the District, has a population of 525. The area is mainly agriculture, consisting of small family farms and light industrial. The unincorporated community of Monitor has several small mercantile type businesses. The total population of the Fire District is approximately 3000.
Mt. Angel, Oregon - September 2004
The area of study for this commodity flow study was the Mt. Angel Fire District. The Mt. Angel Fire District is comprised of 35 square miles. The City of Mt. Angel with a population of 4000 is in the center on the District. The land use is mainly agriculture with small family farms and light industrial. The City of Mt. Angel has many small mercantile type businesses. The total population of the Fire District is approximately 6500.
Turner Fire District is the focus of this commodity flow study. The District is 50+ square miles in size. Turner has a population of approximately 1,570 people. The District’s land use is as follows: 50% for agriculture, wildland, open space or undeveloped properties, 45% for residential purposes, and 5% for commercial, industrial, or institutional purposes. The permanent resident population of the District’s primary/first response area totals 8,000.
Turner Fire District is a combination career and volunteer fire department. The District is located in Marion County. The majority of the district is located east of Interstate 5, south of the City of Salem.
Lane-Linn Benton Phase 3 Commodity Flow Study 2002
The study provides an overview of hazardous materials inventories in Benton, Lane and Linn counties at fixed sites such as industrial facilities. This inventory synopsis draws primarily on the Office of State Fire Marshall’s Hazardous Substance Inventory System (HSIS) database.
Data from many sources are provided as guidance for emergency planners and hazardous material incident responders on the types and quantities of hazardous materials being transported within or through the three counties.
Marion County Fire District #1 – Commodity Flow Study - 2006
(This study is not available online, please contact our office for a copy of the study)
Marion County Fire District No. 1 serves a population of 49,700 people. On weekdays, the population increases to approximately 65,000 as individuals attend college and conduct business in the district.
Geographically the District covers 88 square miles including the communities of Brooks, Clear Lake, Four Corners, Labish Center, Macleay, Middle Grove, and Pratum.
Eight strategically located fire stations staffed by a combination of career and volunteer firefighters provide Response. According to Marion County Fire District #1, they respond to over 4,300 emergencies annually.
The study’s objectives and goals are to identify shipments of hazardous materials originating, terminating, or passing through the Wasco and Hood River County area.
Using the data from the study will assist emergency responders and community planners in enhancing emergency planning capabilities and supporting existing emergency response organizations locally.
Through review, and with the help of current information gathered, this study is able to assist fire districts in determining high hazard areas and incident history. Use of the data will help first responders to better able to determine possible vulnerable facilities, transportation routes, and exposures in the community.
Statewide Commodity Flow Studies
The study assesses transportation patterns of hazardous material transferred on Oregon roads during 2002-2004. Oregon has a number of local emergency teams trained to respond to hazardous material spills that may occur on Oregon state highways. Oregon weigh stations have records of hazardous materials transported and weighed at open weigh stations. However, there is no record of where this material is loaded, what route the trucks take prior to arriving at the weigh stations or what route they take after leaving the weigh stations.
Designed to learn more about the transportation patterns of hazardous materials in Oregon, the survey collected data on a select a sample of weigh stations records and requested route information.
Note: This study is in Adobe PDF format. Due to the size (66.3 megabytes), if you are using broadband (Cable, DSL, etc.) expect a download time of 8 minutes or less, depending on your connection and computer speed. If you are using dial-up, please contact a Planning & Training Assistance (PATA) staff member listed below to request the study on CD. It is 1,068 pages in length.
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Related Commodity Flow Study Documents
Guide to Conducting Commodity Flow Surveys / Studies