The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

SHFAD accumulating more new equipment, paid for by bond


July 11, 2018

BATTALION CHIEF ELI HARRIS raises the light tower on the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District's new rescue unit.

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District recently replaced one of its two rescue units and took delivery of a new four-wheel drive fire engine for use on and off pavement.

The district purchased the urban interface engine from San Diego County, Calif., for $120,000 using bond funds that will be repaid through the district's equipment reserve fund with funding originating from reimbursements the department has received for responding to conflagrations in California and Oregon.

The district also is paying approximately $120,000 to $130,000. The vehicle is among numerous equipment and cons...

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