Tyler becomes new Sweet Home fire chief


May 25, 2022

Benny Westcott

Nick Tyler, left, named the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District's new fire chief on May 17, shakes hands with his predecessor, Dave Barringer.

Nick Tyler was sworn in Tuesday, May 17, as the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District's newest fire chief.

He succeeds Dave Barringer, who'd held the position since 2014.

The 44-year-old Tyler, a Sweet Home resident, is a former Lebanon Fire District battalion chief, having served in that capacity since 2017. He was also an engineer and paramedic at the department from 2007 to 2015, when he became its lieutenant of recruitment and retention.

"I thank the board for running a good hiring process, and Chief Barringer for making the transition as smooth as possible," he said. "I'm happy to...

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