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SHFAD's final new vehicles hit the roads in Sweet Home


November 28, 2018

SHFAD'S new battalion chief's vehicle, left, and ambulance sit outside the Fire Hall.

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District has taken delivery of the final two vehicles planned as bond purchases: a new brush rig for the battalion chiefs and a new four-wheel-drive ambulance.

They are the last vehicles planned as purchases under a six-year $1.575 million bond levy approved by voters in 2016.

The battalion chief's rig cost about $100,000. The ambulance, a display model with 10,000 miles, cost about $200,000, a savings of about $40,000.

"I'm very happy with them," said Battalion Chief Randy Whitfield. "I'm very proud of them. I think we're pretty well set up now. It's go...

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