SHFAD gets grant for wildfire programs


May 10, 2023

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District has announced that it is implementing two new programs in the near future, one that aims to decrease wildfire risk in the community, and the other to bolster the district's declining volunteer base.

The Community Wildfire Risk Reduction Program is the result of a $408,848 grant announced last week by the The Oregon State Fire Marshal's Office. SHFAD was the only fire district in Linn County to receive a competitive grant, though Linn County Juvenile Department, which also provides firefighting services to the community, received $101,114.

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