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Fire district reflects on year, looks ahead


May 24, 2023

Benny Westcott

Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District board members deliberate at the SHFAD board meeting at Station 21 on May 16.

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District budget committee on May 16 unanimously approved a proposed 2023-24 budget reflecting an overall $513,862 increase over the previous year, one that saw a lot of changes, according to Fire Chief Nick Tyler.

In his budget message, Tyler reflected on that fiscal year, noting that the district hired one new full-time firefighter/paramedic position, which increased daily staffing to four full-time and two part-time employees, a total of six firefighters daily, the most staff on shift in the district's history.

Numerous equipment upgrades came, as well,...

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