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Fire Department Warns: Don't Commit a Pokémon 'No'

Post Date:08/02/2017

Pokemon at Fire StationsHillsboro Fire Department appreciates any positive activity that brings members of the community together. With the recent Pokémon Go phone app, local landmarks (called "gyms" in the game) have become hot spots for new activities called "raids". These raids involve players meeting at gyms and banding together to defeat a Pokémon boss for points. This activity, in turn, has increased the number of visitors to our fire stations.

While participating in these events, please remember not to block emergency apparatus from responding to emergencies, and please park in designated areas so you do not interrupt daily fire department business.

The Hillsboro Fire Department reminds everyone to be aware of their surroundings while being immersed in these types of games in order to avoid serious injuries.

Visit the Fire Department webpage for fire and life safety information, or call 503-681-6166. For information on what is happening at the Hillsboro Fire Department, follow us on Twitter @HillsboroFire.

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