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SHFAD equipment purchases on move after bond passage


October 10, 2017

AN OCHOCO MANUFACTURING COMPANY worker points out where the fire department’s used water tender chassis will be extended to accomodate a new water tank.

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District Board of Directors last week decided to join the Houston-Galveston Area Council in a purchasing contract for new self-contained breathing apparatus equipment.

Facing a deadline to replace the packs before the district’s existing equipment loses its certification, the board needed to take quick action and met in an emergency session, said Fire Chief Dave Barringer.

The board decided on Friday, Oct. 6, to order 40 full sets of SCBA gear from Mine Safety Appliances, which manufactures exactly what the district is after, Barringer said.

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